Unlike chicken which has to be cooked all the way through, beef steak has several ways to be cooked. How it’s cooked depends solely on our preference.
Timing is everything in the kitchen, and knowing when your meat is safely cooked and equally not over-cooking it are both key to cooking meat successfully. Here is a beef steak cooking guide which will show you how to cook a steak to your liking, and your guests’.
As long as it’s handled hygienically, it’s perfectly safe to serve beef rare, or even raw.
1. “Blue” steak is quickly seared on the outside but still raw and indeed barely warm, on the inside. You can use your hand to test if your meet is rare. With a relaxed hand, bring the tips of your index finger and thumb together. The muscle at the ball of your hand will feel soft and spongy. This is what a rare steak feels like.The meat inside will be bright red.
2. Medium Steak: With a relaxed hand, bring the tips of your thumb and third finger together. The muscle at the ball of your hand will offer more resistance, which is the feel of a medium steak.The meat will have a pinkish centre.
3. Well done Steak: With a relaxed hand, bring the tips of your little finger and your thumb together. The muscle at the ball of your hand will feel resistant and very firm, this is how a well done steak feels.The meat should not be pink inside at all.
A good restaurant will always ask you how you like your steak done – they know it’s a personal choice. Other than that this is definitely great information to have it you are learning your way around the kitchen for the first time. It’s always good to go back to the basics and remind yourself of a few things. I really hope this article was helpful to you guys, leave us a comment below if you have any questions.