- The steak should have fresh colour and appear moist but not wet - avoid dried out steaks with any grey around the edges and in the centre.
- Look for clean and even cut steaks, not ragged.
- For prepackaged steaks, avoid those with tears or with liquid in the bottom of the tray.
- The meat should also feel firm and cold to the touch.
- Be wary of the thickness of the steak - if the steak's too thick, it'll take longer to cook; if it's too thin, it might cook a lot faster than anticipated. You might risk under or overcooking your steak and jeopardizing flavour and juiciness.
Rare: 120°F + 3 minute rest off the heat
Medium-Rare: 130 to 135°F
Medium: 135 to 140°F
Medium-Well: 140 to 150°F
Well-Done: 150°F +
And if you don't have an instant-read thermometer, go by using the finger test to determine when your steak is ready. When using this method, remember to relax your hand.
Rare: Press the tip of your index finger to the tip of your thumb. The fleshy area below the thumb is what meat cooked rare feels like.
Medium-Rare: Gently press the tip of your middle finger to the tip of your thumb. The area below you thumb is how medium-rare would feel.
Medium: The area below your thumb when you press the tip of your ring finger to your thumb is what meat cooked to medium feels like.
Well-Done: And when you gently press the tip of your pinky and your thumb together, the space below your thumb should feel quite firm. This is what a steak cooked well done feels like when you press on it.
To add more flavour as your steak cooks, try one or all of the following:
- Grab half a garlic clove and rub it over your steak every time you turn it
- Add butter as you cook/grill - not only does the butter add some flavour, but it also helps attain a juicy steak
- Add herbs such as rosemary and thyme and braise your steak with it as it cooks - like the garlic, brush the herbs over your steak every time you turn it.
Father's Day is June 18th, which is this Sunday- did you get Dad a gift yet?
If you haven't, you need to check out this list and grab Dad a gift that looks like you've been planning all year long!
Our weekly Father's Day Gift Guide continues with a collection of gifts for Dad that he's going to love. This week, you'll find items like a luxury shoe horns, the best electric shaver on the market, socks that really speak, and more!
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What is SPF? What SPF is enough? How often should sunscreen be applied? Your questions answered here!
As Julia Child once said, “No one is born a great cook, one learns from doing." Since the 1960s, cooking has been recognized to be an art.
When it comes to kitchen cuisine, the adage "practice makes perfect" is accurate. Cooking at home often will help you improve your skills and, in addition, is a healthier alternative to eating out.
In this week's blog, we've listed some ideas for you to try in the kitchen to help you become a better cook this year!
These could be gifts for your father or grandfather, your boss, the friend that goes out of his way to make sure everyone is well taken care of, or the kind-hearted, older gentleman that treats you like family. These gifts are perfect for THAT guy - or any guy you want to get a gift for - and you want to get him something he will actually use!