Charring meats in Roccbox is great fun and incredibly tasty. The high temperatures achievable means you can create an incredible ‘bark’ on the steak whilst retaining an amazing pink centre. Don’t be shy with the salt and pepper on your steak- it will seem a lot but this is what’s going to make the crust so good…
Allow your meat to come up to room temperature for 30 minutes or so and pat the steak dry all over.
Pop the salt and pepper on a chopping board or large plate, rub the meat with a little olive oil and roll the steak in the seasoning mix, making sure it’s completely covered.
Preheat a pan in Roccbox for a minute or so, add a splash of oil and put the steak in the pan- pressing down as you do so.
Cook the steak for around 8 minutes- the crust should be formed and the fat should begin to caramelise.
Remove the pan from Roccbox, add the butter, herbs and garlic to the hot pan and baste over the butter as it melts.
Turn Roccbox down to its lowest setting and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, basting at regular intervals.
You can check how well done the meat is with a temperature probe. Achieving a core temperature of around 51°C will result in a medium rare steak and 64°C will result in a medium steak (you’ll probably be cooking for around 10-12 minutes all in all for this).
Transfer the steak to a plate, pour off the meat juices, butter and herbs and leave to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and getting stuck in.