Who would have thought that using a blowtorch would deliver the steak you’ve been dreaming of? This video reveals the technique used to achieve what’s known as the Maillard reaction, which creates the charred exterior we all know and love. The key is to maintain an even blast while using the torch, otherwise you end up with some areas that are more cooked than others.

Whichever method you use to cook your steak, you can easily incorporate it into this delicious recipe for a classic Steak Diane.