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« on: April 23, 2014 09:19:19 AM »

With beef prices up I have started buying steaks in bulk and freezing them when they are on sale.

The problem with that is having to defrost the steak before you can cook it. Turns out there is a way to cook a perfect medium rare steak without having to defrost the steak and it only takes an hour to fix. 

Modernist Cuisine author Nathan Myhrvold developed a simple technique were you first freeze your steak, sear it in a hot pan (or with a blowtorch), then bake in an oven at 200ºF for one hour. This gives you a steak that is seared on the outside, but is a perfect medium rare from edge-to-edge inside. 

Since my steaks were already frozen I decided to give it a try for my blog.

Since I have a blowtorch, I seared my steak with the torch, instead of searing it with a hot pan (that's just how I role Cheesy ). I also decided I would smoke my steak on my smoker at around 200ºF instead of using an oven.

It worked, the steaks turned out great with a perfect medium rare from edge-to-edge. Plus, this was really easy to do.

Here are some pics on how it turned out.











And here is a link to my blog post on this, it also includes steps on how to wrap your steaks for freezing.
http://www.dfw.com/2014/04/22/886161/weekend-chef-how-to-cook-a-frozen.html

Until beef prices go down, I think I will be fixing a lot of frozen steaks.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014 10:35:29 AM »

1-I think I need a blow torch 2-Thanks for the tip!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014 10:57:22 AM »

Great tip but how long would you cook it if you wanted it medium well??  I prefer my steaks cooked a bit more Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014 11:14:06 AM »

Great tip but how long would you cook it if you wanted it medium well??  I prefer my steaks cooked a bit more Wink

Yum! Yes I was going to ask if you had a recommendation on timing for medium. Sorry, I'm a heathen! Cheesy Actually though I used to like my steaks well done+ so that is an improvement for me Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014 12:12:30 PM »

Great tip but how long would you cook it if you wanted it medium well??  I prefer my steaks cooked a bit more Wink

Yum! Yes I was going to ask if you had a recommendation on timing for medium. Sorry, I'm a heathen! Cheesy Actually though I used to like my steaks well done+ so that is an improvement for me Cheesy

I started checking the temp of the steak with an instant read thermometer at around 50 minutes, and it was around 120F, about 12 minutes later it was around 130F. So I am guessing about an hour and 15 minutes for medium and maybe 1:30 for well? Really I would just start checking the steaks temp every 5 to 10 minutes after an hour and pull it when it is done to your liking.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014 03:35:41 PM »

I'm soooooooo trying this.. We have so many frozen steaks.... (bought a cow. had it butchered. we have a lot of beef....)

p.s. that's my kind of steak. medium rare, or rare. sometimes moo-ing.  mmmmm steak.....
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014 03:56:52 PM »

Awsome!
Never thought of doing it this way.
So much easier than having not to forget to get the meat out of the freezer!
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