The Perfect Christmas Steak
One of the more disappointing things about holiday dinners is when the food that looks and smells so promising, does not deliver taste-wise. It’s such a tease to your eyes and nose but when you take a bite you’re just let down altogether. It definitely has the potential to dampen the cheerful mood.
In order to avoid such a mishap, make sure you know the right cook times and temperatures of your dishes, especially the fresh meat which tends to be the star of many meals.
We know prime steaks can be tricky to cook right, according to each person’s preference of doneness. For a 1-inch steak, follow these broiling tips (because the Winter weather outside is probably not ideal for grilling) to achieve that perfect doneness, according to preference:
● The pan should be 2-4 inches below the broiler heat source
● For “rare” (120-130 Fahrenheit), broil the steak for 6 minutes on the first side, then 5 minutes on the other side.
● For “medium rare” (130-140 Fahrenheit), broil for 7 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on the other side.
● For “medium” (140-150 Fahrenheit), broil for 8 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on the other side.
● For “well done” (160-170 Fahrenheit), broil for 11 minutes on the first side and 9 minutes on the other side.
The best thing about serving steaks at a family dinner like during Christmas is that everyone can enjoy theirs cooked to how they like it! It’s cold outside but the cooking kitchen will warm the house. And when a hearty red meat comes from that kitchen to the dining table, well, that’s just as nice as opening up gifts – if not nicer!