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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
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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?







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Lester Earl
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Member since Nov 2003
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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





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yomamak
Member since Feb 2008
434 posts

re: Letting a steak rest


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.





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LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
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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
Member since Jan 2004
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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
Grambling Fan
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Member since Nov 2003
71703 posts

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.






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HungryTiger
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New Orleans
Member since Jan 2006
724 posts

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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Member since May 2006
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re: Letting a steak rest


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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Member since Feb 2008
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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.


This post was edited on 10/24 at 7:44 pm


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Martini
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
28171 posts

re: Letting a steak rest


What she said.





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glassman
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Letting a steak rest


quote:

What she said.


Atleast there are three grwat minds on here.






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LSUballs
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: Letting a steak rest


quote:

Atleast there are three grwat minds on here.


Well, two anyway.






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supadave3
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
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re: Letting a steak rest


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





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glassman
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re: Letting a steak rest


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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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re: Letting a steak rest


quote:

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.






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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
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re: Letting a steak rest


quote:

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










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Martini
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
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re: Letting a steak rest


Not just steaks. Roasts, pork and poultry as well. Even a hamburger if they are thick.





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Gris Gris
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Member since Feb 2008
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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.





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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
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re: Letting a steak rest


exactly...
thank you...






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Gris Gris
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re: Letting a steak rest


OG, did you get that report I sent you?





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