Most men and women love nicely prepared steaks. This is such a popular food that a lot of the cafes and restaurants make it the main dish on the menu.
Usually, it seems easy to cook. However, there are many specific moments that you need to know in order to make a delicious and incomparable steak, so that it’s smell is so appealing from the very first seconds.
The right thickness is important for the steak. Thin pieces, of course, can be grilled or cooked in the oven, but they are tricky to work with. If the meat is cooked for an extra minute or two, it may turn not into a tasty steak, but into a rubber plate. Thick pieces are easier to handle, since there is less risk of overcooking them.
Experienced chefs recommend making steaks of at least two centimeters regardless of the cooking method.
Some people are confused by the streaks of fat on meat. However, without them the meat will turn out to be dry and not that tasty. The fat streaks tend to melt at high temperatures, saturating the meat fibers with a delicate taste. But you should choose a product with thin fat streaks rather than a big piece of fat to keep the steak from being greasy.
The hot bath method is used to defrost the product. You need to fill the pan with 52 ° C water, place the meat in a plastic zip bag without excess of air and put it in the pan under a press so that the defrosting is uniform. The water should be mixed regularly. Defrosting time depends on the thickness of the meat and its volume.
Knowing the process of preparing and cooking a steak, you can make a dish no worse than in a restaurant or cafe. Meat steak perfectly matches vegetables and herbs, and it is a pleasure to eat it.
A couple of hours before cooking, you need to rub the meat with salt on one side and place in the refrigerator so that the salty side is on top. Do not cover the steak. The salt will remove excess water from the meat and make it more tender. This is a dry pickling method. There is also a wet one, which lies in placing the product in salt water. However, experts advise using the dry method.
After a few hours, wash the salt off the surface and dry the product with a paper towel. Next, you need to grate the sides of the meat with a clove of garlic, and also sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can add herbs and spices to the steak.
The next step is to put the steak on a platter in the freezer for half an hour without wrapping it in plastic or covering it. Place a paper towel on the dish to absorb excess liquid. You can place a few pencils under the meat to raise it above the plate. In this way air will be able to get to it from all sides. The meat should be in the freezer for no more than 45 minutes so that it does not freeze.
You need to set the oven temperature to 90 degrees. Although it is small, it allows you to bake the steak evenly. It is advisable to install the dish rack in the middle or slightly lower. Take a cooking thermometer and set it to 57 degrees.
And , of course, prepare to enjoy the perfect steak ever.
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