Seasoning the steak
Some say the best way to season a steak is just with a generous helping of salt and a good grind of black pepper.
BBC Good Food says: “Contrary to popular belief, seasoning your steak with salt ahead of time doesn’t draw out the moisture but actually gives the steak time to absorb the salt and become more evenly seasoned throughout.
“Feel free to salt your steak up to two hours before cooking for every 1cm of thickness.
“For a classic steak au poivre (peppered steak), sprinkle lots of cracked black pepper and sea salt onto a plate, then press the meat into the seasoning moments before placing it into a pan.”