The perfect Beef tenderloin Steak, how to

- tips and tricks

Don't beat the meat!

If the meat has been treated well: beating not necessary. If the butcher advises to beat the meat to get it tender, it indicates that the meat is too young to sell.

How long do I pan fry to get the perfect tenderloin steak??

Everyone wants their steak different. I always use the frying pan.

Baking time for a beef tenderloin steak of 2 - 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick:

Coat the steak with little oil, pepper and salt photo recipe and roast on each sides 1.5 minute over high heat in a pan photo recipe.

Saignant (fr.) or red: roast each side 1.5 minute extra.

Medium: roast each side 3 minutes extra.

Point or almost well done: each side 4 minutes extra.

Put the steak after baking for 5 minutes in a bit foil in an oven of 100C/210F to let the meat juices redistribute.

First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands

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