The simplest things are sometimes the hardest
When it comes to cooking, it’s often the simplest things that are hardest to pull off – from poaching eggs to perfecting rice.
Take steak. Many a skilled home chef has been undone by the demands of serving a perfectly cooked filet mignon or sumptuous sirloin to their loved ones. Now a new type of gas hob, backed by Jamie Oliver, can help you reach steak perfection.
Pan-frying comes with problems
If you want to cook the perfect steak, pan frying over a gas flame is the best way to go. It gives you greater control over heat and timings, but traditional gas hobs aren’t without their problems.
‘I love cooking on gas and the control you get,’ says Jamie Oliver. ‘But traditional hobs pump the gas out in a way that sends the heat every which way, including up the side of the pan, which is not good.’
Reach pan-fried perfection with Direct Flame
The clever folk at Hotpoint have designed a new and unique gas hob that eliminates this problem. With Direct Flame Technology, Hotpoint has completely rethought the way in which hobs heat your pans and cook your food.
‘I love Hotpoint’s Direct Flame Technology,’ says Jamie. ‘The flames point directly up and hit the pan base with enough acceleration to spread them evenly, so you get no hot or cold spots, just a perfectly warmed pan to cook your food evenly and efficiently. Happy cooking.’
Here's how Jamie uses Direct Flame Technology to perfect his steak:
When you’re cooking your steak, there will be no temperature inefficiencies. You can enjoy perfectly even heat across the entire surface of your pan – it saves you up to 20% in energy and cooking time too.
Try Jamie’s Chinese rib eye recipe
Jamie has shared one of his lip-smacking steak recipes to get your started. His Chinese rib eye is perfect for anyone wanting to add a little spice to their steak supper – zinging with ground Sichuan pepper and Chinese five spice.
Here's how Jamie cooks Chinese rib eye:
Whether you’re serving Jamie’s spicy rib eye or a standard sirloin and chips, the following tips apply…
- Take your steak from the fridge one hour before cooking
- Heat your griddle or frying pan to a high heat
- Rub your meat with salt and ground black pepper
- Drizzle olive oil on your seasoned steak
- Turn your steak every minute or so for an even cook
Ready to cook the perfect steak? Get the Hotpoint Direct Flame hob
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