The Ultimate Steak Cooking Guide

Standard Steak Cooking Guide For Chef

Blue/Extra-Rare [1 minute]

  • Seared Outside, 1 minute each side
  • Ensure all sides are sealed
  • 100% Red Center
  • Internal Temp: 10-29° C
  • Should feel spongy with no resistance

Rare [2.5 minutes]

  • Seared Outside, 2 1/2 minutes each side
  • 75% Red Center
  • Internal Temp: 30-51° C
  • Should feel soft & spongy with slight resistance

Medium Rare [3-4 minutes]

  • Seared Outside, 3- 4 minutes each side
  • 50% Red Center
  • Internal Temp: 57-63° C
  • Should feel fairly soft, fairly spongy and slightly springy

Medium [4 minutes]

  • Seared Outside, 4 minutes each side
  • Ensure all sides are sealed
  • 25% Red Center
  • Internal Temp: 63-68° C
  • Should feel fairly firm and springy

Medium well [5 minutes]

  • 5 minutes each side
  • Slight hint of pink
  • Internal Temp: 72-77° C
  • Should feel firm with a slight spring

Well-Done [6 minutes]

  • 6 minutes on each side
  • 100% Brown throughout
  • Internal Temp: 77° C+
  • Should feel very firm & will spring back quickly.
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