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Powerman
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Letting a steak rest

I've some debate over whether this is necessary

My only problem is that the steak tends to cool a little even if I cover it with foil

Would it be ok to just throw it back on the heat for about 20 seconds a side after it rests?


Lester Earl
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re: Letting a steak rest
i dont let mine rest. i like my food hot and the taste isn't any different either way


yomamak
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It's a fact you should let it rest. No more than 7 min. The juices really get a chance to settle in the meat.


LSUballs
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re: Letting a steak rest
Mine usually rest the time it takes to get them inside and fix a plate. I know I'm breaking rules but it's ok with me, I like it good and warm. If I'm having people over I'll try to do it more proper.


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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
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re: Letting a steak rest
Will they unsettle if I throw it back on the heat?


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Rohan2Reed
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Letting a steak rest
pretty key. cover with foil and put in the oven (unheated) for 5-7 minutes. or, just let them sit there while you finish preparing the rest of the meal.

i'm not a person who needs a steak to be scolding hot when I first bite into it.


HungryTiger
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New Orleans
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re: Letting a steak rest
Absolutely necessary. Nothing worse than cutting into a perfect steak only to see all the color run out leaving a sad gray hunk.

If you really want to do it right, do what the steak houses do and get your plates scorching hot before you serve up the steaks.


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yellowfin
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the internal temp should go up a little between the time you take it off and when you serve


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Gris Gris
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OTIS!NO RULES FOR SAUCES ON STEAK!!
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re: Letting a steak rest
Mine doesn't cool in 5 minutes, but I use hot plates for steaks. If you cook two steaks, take them off, let one rest and cut right into the other, you'll see the difference.
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Martini
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re: Letting a steak rest
What she said.


glassman
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What she said.


Atleast there are three grwat minds on here.


LSUballs
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Atleast there are three grwat minds on here.


Well, two anyway.


supadave3
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So I guess by letting it 'rest' you mean you don't cut into it after you take it off the grill, right?


glassman
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Well, two anyway.


fricking J Lohr....

How many nannies have you stuck so far?


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glassman
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So I guess by letting it 'rest' you mean you don't cut into it after you take it off the grill, right?


Yes. I don't ever cook past medium rare on a steak. Guests get that, I get rare.


Ole Geauxt
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Well, two anyway.
at least 4,,mr. balls,,,,, i usually let my meat rest for 5 or 6 minutes..






Martini
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
30181 posts

re: Letting a steak rest
Not just steaks. Roasts, pork and poultry as well. Even a hamburger if they are thick.


Gris Gris
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OTIS!NO RULES FOR SAUCES ON STEAK!!
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re: Letting a steak rest
One night, I watched a woman grilling steaks for us. She continuously poked them with a fork and turned them and turned them into oblivion. It was like hearing fingernails on a chalk board. They were medium and dry as a bone.


Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
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exactly...
thank you...


Gris Gris
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OTIS!NO RULES FOR SAUCES ON STEAK!!
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Letting a steak rest
OG, did you get that report I sent you?


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