How to cook the perfect steak

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It’s funny how in some relationships you naturally take on certain roles. I’m more organised so tend to plan family and friend get togethers. My husband is more tech savvy so will always be the one to set up new equipment or fix things when they go wrong.

We tend to split the cooking but have very different styles. I am a planner so love to research my meals and shop for the ingredients. He excels at pulling something together from whatever is in the fridge.

Having said that there are certain things I will always leave to the husband no matter how organised or unorganised we are being. For me, those things are omelettes, BBQ meat, roast dinners and steak. I don’t know why – it’s not necessarily that I can’t cook them or don’t enjoy it but it’s just become assumed that these are his bag. And he does them pretty damn well.

So for this post, I have some guest comments from hubby on how to cook the perfect steak!

As we are doing our second cycle of IUI we are trying to make sure we getting the right nutrients for both me and him. I’m sure this will be music to every man’s ears, but one of the best things a guy can eat for healthier sperm is red meat, such as steak.

Apparently it is abundant in an amino acid called L-arginine, which produces nitric oxide  in the body. This dilates blood vessels and improves circulation, which in turn helps to boost sperm health and motility.

raw steak

So if anyone out there is looking to improve their sperm, then here’s some top tips from my husband on cooking the best steak:

  • Rub oil on the outside of the steak and let it come to room temperature before cooking
  • Use a heavy-bottomed frying pan and place on a high heat with no oil
  • Based on the size of the steak the timing will vary but 3 mins on either side should be sufficient for a medium rare steak if it’s a thick cut
  • Don’t move the steak! Set it in the pan and let it brown on the outside, don’t keep turning it
  • To check it’s cooked to your taste, use the press test
  • Take a piece of foil and sprinkle some sea salt and pepper on it then place your cooked steak on it and season the top
  • Let it rest for as long as you’ve cooked it

I like to eat my steak with a chimichurri style sauce or if I’m lazy a bit of ketchup. Good steak doesn’t need anything complicated!

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