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Another delicious recipe from AMP Meats

Cook the Perfect Steak with these Handy Tips! Another delicious recipe brought to you by AMP Meats

Method

LET THE MEAT REST. TWICE 
Cold steaks don’t cook evenly. Let the steaks rest out on the counter at least 30 minutes before cooking. After cooking, it’s just as important to let the steaks rest again for 5–10 minutes, so the juices redistribute and the fibres relax. Cutting into a steak the moment it comes off the heat will result in a tough dry steak.

SEASON WELL
Give your steaks a generous rub down with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Do this before you let the steaks rest so the seasoning has time to work its way deep into the meat. If you’re feeling saucy, try sprinkling your steaks with bolder spices as well. Cumin, smoked paprika, sumac, cayenne pepper, chilli powder, garlic powder, and even cinnamon taste amazing on steaks.

SEAR HOT
Whether you are grilling your steaks or searing them in a cast iron pan, always start with high heat. A hot cooking surface is extremely important to caramelise the outside of the steak and lock in the juices and flavour. High heat also creates the textural diversity of steak-house quality steaks: crispy on the outside, yet moist and tender on the inside.

USE A MEAT THERMOMETER
If you’re concerned about overcooking your steaks or just like them to be exactly the same temperature every single time, a simple meat thermometer probe works wonders.
Here’s a handy internal temperature guide:
Rare: 52ºC
Medium-rare: 54 to 57ºC
Medium: 60 to 63ºC
Medium-well: 65ºC

ADD TOPPINGS
Finally, your perfectly cooked steaks will taste amazing on their own, but why not amplify their flavour with toppings! The most simple topping you could ever add to a hot steak is a slab of butter. The butter melts down over the steak, mingling with the meat juices, to create its own luxurious sauce.

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