Tips for Cooking Irish Hereford Prime Steak

Tips for Cooking Irish Hereford Prime Steak


byIrish Hereford Prime

ofIrish Hereford Prime

Farmer-led and owned, Irish Hereford Prime was founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting Irish Hereford Beef as a premium brand associated with qualit Read More
Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

6 mins


  • Fillet of Irish Hereford Prime Beef
  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


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You need two things to cook your fillet steak to perfection – high heat and constant attention.

Fillet is the most tender steak there is, with a delicate but rich flavour that’s perfect if you prefer a leaner cut of beef

Here’s a few tips to help you cook your Irish Hereford Prime Fillet:

  • Take your steak out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature
  • Season your steak liberally with salt & pepper and brush with oil
  • Make sure your grill or pan is (smoking) hot before you start cooking, this will seal in all the flavour and goodness
  • Be patient – leave your steak to caramelise for 2-3 minutes
  • Turn the steak over and sear the other side
  • Cook your steak for another 3-4 minutes – turning it a few times at this point will ensure it cooks evenly
  • Using a tongs, sear the steak on the edges
  • Remove your steak to a clean plate rub with a little butter or a good oil, cover loosely with foil and leave to rest before serving an incredible, juicy fillet steak with your favourite sauce
  • For rare fillet, cook for 3-4 min max on each side.
  • For medium-rare fillet, cook for 4-5 min on each side.
  • For medium fillet, cook for 5-6 min on each side.

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