There are many ways of cooking a steak, however there are some myths and facts when it comes to specific techniques. We will explore the proper technique to cooking a steak while debunking some myths that may lead you astray.
- Always rest your steak after cooking
FACT: Resting your beef after cooking it is essential to the flavor and texture of the meat. This process allows for the juices to reabsorb back into the meat after it has been cooked. When cutting the meat, less juices will be lost and therefore you will have a more delicious, juicy and tender steak.
- Preheat your grill before cooking
FACT: By preheating your grill fully before cooking your meat, you allow for the steak to have a more quality taste. There will be a lovely sear on the outside of the meat, which ultimately locks in the juices of the steak and gives a fuller flavor. Just make sure to rest your meat before cutting!
- Don’t salt your steak until after it is cooked
MYTH: A lot of people say that you should not salt your steak until after it is cooked, because the salt dries out the steak. This is, in fact, is the absolute opposite. Yes, the salt will dry the surface of the steak, but, this is a good thing, because a dry surface means that the meat will get nicely browned and crispy during the searing process.
- Red meat is bad for your health
MYTH: Red meat, specifically beef, has an incredible number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for our health. It is very high in protein, which is necessary to maintain muscle. Beef is also high in iron, vitamin B12 and zinc, which helps with all around health and circulation. Lastly, beef has a lot of healthy fats, specifically monounsaturated, which helps with heart health and is the same kind of fat that we find in olive oil.
- Only flip your steak one time during cooking
NO ONE KNOWS: This fact/myth has yet to be proven. Many argue that this is a fact and say that if you flip the meat more than once, you lose the crust that you worked so hard for during the searing process. On the other hand, many also believe that this is a myth, saying that by flipping the meat more than once helps it cook faster and cook more evenly.
STRIP by Strega offers a slew of delicious steaks including Prime Sirloin, Petite Filet, Prime Porterhouse and many more! Feel free to book a table with us. We also provide seafood, pasta, soups and salads.