Who doesn’t love a juicy and flavorful steak cooked to perfection? In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to cook rump steak like a pro. Whether you prefer it rare, medium-rare, medium, or well done, we’ve got you covered. So let’s get started!
Understanding Rump Steak
Rump steak is a boneless cut of beef from the hindquarters of the cow. It’s slightly more affordable compared to sirloin or fillet steak but can still deliver a fantastic rich flavor when cooked the right way.
The Best Way to Cook Rump Steak
Cooking rump steak might seem simple, but it requires some finesse to achieve the desired doneness. First things first, you need to consider what you’re cooking the steak in.
Choosing Your Cooking Pan
We recommend using a cast iron pan, as it can reach and maintain high heat, ensuring a perfect sear on your steak. Alternatively, you can use a skillet, griddle, or a heavy-based frying pan.
Seasoning the Steak
Rump steak naturally has a great rich and meaty flavor, so there’s no need to overcomplicate things with additional flavors. Simply sprinkle a generous amount of salt and coarsely ground black pepper on both sides of the steak.
Cooking Times for Rump Steak
The cooking time for rump steak depends on your preferred level of doneness and the thickness of the steak. Here’s a handy chart to guide you:
- Rare: 2-3 minutes per side
- Medium-rare: 3-4 minutes per side
- Medium: 4-5 minutes per side
- Well done: 5-6 minutes per side
Remember, if your steak is thinner, reduce the cooking time, and if it’s thicker, cook it for a bit longer.
The Perfect Medium-Rare Steak
For many steak enthusiasts, medium-rare is the ultimate level of doneness. To achieve this, cook your rump steak for approximately 3 minutes on each side. During cooking, add some fresh thyme and a splash of melted butter to enhance the flavors.
Resting the Steak
Once your steak is cooked to perfection, remove it from the pan and place it on a warm plate. Cover it with foil and let it rest for at least 8 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a tender and succulent steak.
Delicious Side Dishes
A great steak deserves equally delicious side dishes. You can serve your rump steak with classic options like chips, fries, jacket potato, or mashed potatoes. Alternatively, you can get creative with a side salad, vegetables, and garlic bread.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try air-fried chips, mushrooms, and tomatoes cooked on a griddle. And don’t forget to indulge in a homemade onion loaf and a mouthwatering peppercorn sauce.
Sauces to Complement Your Steak
While a perfectly cooked steak can stand on its own, a flavorful sauce can take it to the next level. Consider serving your rump steak with some of our signature sauce recipes, like Red Wine Jus or Seafood Boil Sauce.
More Steak Recipes
If you’re looking for more steak recipe ideas, we’ve got you covered. Try out some of our mouthwatering creations and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear about your steak adventures and the sides you enjoy with your favorite cut of beef.
So fire up your grill or heat up that cast iron pan and get ready to savor the exquisite flavors of perfectly cooked rump steak. Enjoy!