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Achieving Steak Perfection

There's nothing more frustrating than cutting into a steak fresh off the grill and realizing that it's overdone. Or equally frustrating, cutting into it and realizing that it's underdone and needs to be thrown back on the grill; the juices spill out before the meat has had a chance to rest.

So, how exactly can you tell when your steak is to your preferred doneness? Here's an easy trick from our friends at The Spice Hunter, that uses the best cooking tool you have: your hands. Using your hands, you can tell if your steak is rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well done depending on which finger you press to your thumb.

Video Description: Looking to grill up the perfect steak? Check out the tips below for how to achieve preparations from rare to well done.

RARE:

Relax your hand. Using your other hand, touch the fleshy part of your hand beneath your thumb. This is what a rare steak feels like.

MEDIUM-RARE:

Gently touch your index finger to your thumb. Using your other hand, touch the fleshy part of your opposite hand beneath your thumb is firmer. This is what a medium-rare steak feels like.

MEDIUM:

Gently touch your middle finger to your thumb. Using your other hand, touch the fleshy part of your opposite hand beneath your thumb. This is what a medium steak feels like.

MEDIUM-WELL:

Gently touch your ring finger to your thumb. Using your other hand, touch the fleshy part of your opposite hand beneath your thumb. This is what a medium-well steak feels like.

WELL:

Gently touch your pinky finger to your thumb. Using your other hand, touch the fleshy part of your opposite hand beneath your thumb. This is what a well-done steak feels like.

Now that we know how to tell when the steak is done to perfection, here's a simple recipe for Perfectly Delicious Grilled Steak.

Ingredients:

4 10-oz. rib eye steaks
1/4 Cup of The Spice Hunter Steak & Chop, Grill & Broil
Olive oil for brushing

Preparation:

Sprinkle the steaks with the desired amount of steak rub. Rub the steaks on both sides. Brush one side with oil and place on the grill. When ready to flip, brush the top side of the steak with oil. Allow the steaks to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

 
 
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