How do you cook a steak?





A juicy rare steak or cooked to perfection? How do you prefer it? With these tips and tricks, cook a steak the way you like it.
Cooking a steak: become a master of cooking

Cooking a steak is not an exact science. Cooking time depends on the structure of the meat, the pan, the strength of the flame, etc. However, there are some basic rules.

1.     Use a thick-bottomed pan that is adapted to the size of the steak.
2.     Remove the steak from the refrigerator a little time in advance and dry it out to obtain a better crust.
3.     Heat the pan and melt butter. Wait for the butter to stop foaming before placing the steak in the pan. In the meantime, use this time to season your meat.
4.     Let the steak cook over high heat for 1.5 minutes before turning it over. This will give the steak a nice crust and the delicious taste of well-cooked meat. Do the same on the other side for a blue steak.


5.     If you prefer a more cooked steak, turn the flame down after the first 3 minutes to prevent the meat from becoming too dry on the outside. With an extra minute on each side, your steak will be rare.
6.     For a medium or well-cooked steak, add 1 or 2 minutes of cooking time respectively.
7.     Let the steak rest on a warm plate and cover it with aluminum foil immediately after cooking. This will allow the meat to relax and allow the juices to spread over the entire piece again.

 How can I check that a steak is cooked?



An easy way to check the doneness of your steak is to "trick" it with your hand. Press your finger on the steak and release. Then compare the texture of the meat with that of your hand.



Blue
Join your left thumb to your left index finger and press with your right index finger on your thumb muscle. This is how your blue steak should look.

Rare
Join your left thumb to your left middle finger and press with your right index finger on your thumb muscle. That's how your steak should be bleeding.



Medium rare
Join your left thumb to your phone book and press with your right index finger on your thumb muscle. This is how a medium-rare cooking should be.

Well done
Join your left thumb to your little finger and press with your right index finger on your thumb muscle. This is how your well-cooked steak should look.

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