Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to cook steak: Beginners version


I'm sure that many of us are fans of the meat. Cooking steak is generally a trial and error process, it clearly depends on the type of cooked meat you want. There are three basic kinds of steak:

1. Rare: Hot and bloody. Its basically raw. The feeling of the area beneath the thumb when your pointing finger and thumb come together.
2. Medium: Very hot and pink.Rare: Hot and bloody. Its basically raw. The feeling of the area beneath the thumb when your middle finger and thumb come together. 
3. Well done. Extremely hot. Almost brownish in color. Not tender and less meat moisture. Rare: Hot and bloody. Its basically raw. The feeling of the area beneath the thumb when your pinky and thumb come together.



So now that you know how it looks like and feels like. Here is a quick way on how to cook steak:
1. Use a thick sirloin steak.
2. Heat half a tablespoon of oil in a pan or griddle. 
3. Place the steak and season with some salt and pepper. Cook for two minutes each side.
4. Cut the meat to check how its cooking inside. If you see that its still not the texture you are looking for, return it back to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes and so on.
5. Serve when the right texture of meat is found.
6. You may opt to serve it with gravy or bone marrow sauce.

Happy exploring! 

Disclaimer: I have been reading Cooking for Beginners by Emma Crowhurst. Photo credits go to her. 

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