Curtis Stone's steak tips

Follow Curtis’ tips for preparing, cooking and slicing steak.

1. Bring to room temperature

To help the steaks cook evenly, bring them to room temperature about 30 minutes before you start cooking.

Two uncooked steaks in a baking dish

2. Test with your fingers 

Here’s how to check your steak is medium-rare: lightly press it with your fingers. It should feel soft and springy.

Two steaks being cooked in a pan

3. Slicing the steak

When slicing steak, use tongs to hold it in place while cutting. Don’t use a fork, as piercing meat can cause juices to escape.

A person cutting steak into slices

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