How Would You Like Your Steak?
Steak is delicious and has tonnes of nutrients to offer you, but deciding how you want to cook it or have it cooked is a challenge.
Next time you go out to a meal and order a steak be prepared to answer how you want your steak cooked. You don’t want to sit there like a fool and not know the ways a steak can be cooked. Also, if you don’t know what the difference is between the rare and well done, you could be missing out. The same goes for if you are cooking it yourself.
The cooking times are for 1 inch steaks at high heat on a grill*
Well done- Well done is when the steak has the same color throughout the entire piece of meat, all grey/brown that is. It is really tough and chewy, and in my opinion lacks in flavor and is too dry. I would advise against getting a well-done steak, unless you are finicky with having your steak red colored. Cook-time: 8-10 minutes a side.
Medium-Well- Is basically the same thing as well-done, but it has a little bit of pink throughout the center. Also, it is a bit more moist and flavorful. Cook-time: 7-9 minutes a side.
Medium- Is pink throughout the majority of the steak. If you are grossed out by steak juices this is best for you, as you don’t see much of them, but you still get a decent steak. It is more tender than the well-done one and is more juicier. Cook-time: 6-7 minutes a side.
Medium-rare- Is pink throughout the steak and red throughout the center. More moist and tender than the medium. Cook-time:5-6 minutes a side.
Rare- Is red throughout the entire steak. In my opinion this is the perfect way to cook a steak. It is juicy, tender, and warm all the way through. I also find it to have the best flavor of all the ways to cook steak. Cook-time:4-5 minutes a side.
There are more ways to cook a steak, like blue and such, but I am not going to dive into those areas, because most people like to have their meat warm all the way through. And also, different types of steaks require different cooking times, and have different “cooking names” so be weary of that as well.
Enjoy your steak the next time you have one.
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