Cooking the Perfect Steak – the Reverse Sear Method

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye on 12.6.2016

sometime ago, a friend shared a video on my facebook.

it’s about making the perfect steak by the reverse sear technique.

i have been doing that since.

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye on 12.6.2016

for this evening’s 3pax dinner i used a grain fed black angus ribeye i bought from QB Foods.

i had the vacuum packed ribeye for 3 hrs in a 60degC oven.

then i pan charred over high fire a minute on each side.

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye

pan charred grain fed black angus ribeye on 12.6.2016

it’s  called the reverse sear because the steak was prepared in the oven first to give a consistent medium rare (or medium) then seared to give a beautifully charred steak.

angus beef ribeye medium rare

angus beef ribeye medium rare

i had done it earlier on both angus ribeye.

australian wagyu ribeye

australian wagyu ribeye

& also wagyu ribeye.

australian wagyu ribeye

australian wagyu ribeye

for wagyu, i removed the vacuum pack & left it on a rack. this worked well for a marbled wagyu beef. the low temprature oven also gives accelerated dry aging to the fatty steak.

it does not work well for the angus ribeye as it becomes too dry, so i did the 3hrs in 60degC oven with the steak still in the vacuum pack.

if i remove the vacuum packaging & place on a rack then i increase oven temperature to 90degC & do it for only 1 hr.

& that produced a pretty similar result – an excellent steak!

c.h.e.f andy

 

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7 thoughts on “Cooking the Perfect Steak – the Reverse Sear Method

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  2. thanks for the tip chef will try it soon, have been following your food blog and quite amaze by all your home cooking. I think i am just not confident enough to serve my cooking for hosting yet 😉

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  4. Hi Chef Andy,
    Could I check with u what do u mean by vacuum packed the beef in the oven? What did u sealed the beef in?
    And if it’s some kind of plastic can I know the brand u use?
    Annabel

  5. thks Annabel for stopping by. the meats from supermarts & gourmet outlets mostly already sold vaccum packed. for myself, it’s just my own lazy shorthand method, i did not use a meat thermometer & so just put it in the oven at 60degC for a longer period. for best results, it would be better to follow the video & use a meat thermometer. he started at 275degF (135degC) for shorter period & let the meat reached internal temp 125degF (about51.7degC) & continue cooking itself to reach 135degF(57.2degC), the recommended temp for medium rare.

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