You know, I'm such a bad cook, I always know men are with me out of overwhelming love, because no one would self-torture eating my food if they could help it.
So, a friend I've met here told me he was taking a date to eat a steak and that made no-meat-lover me to climb the walls, wanting for a steak. But I hate restaurants.
I considered having one delivered to the house, from some traiteur. But that made me feel again like the loser-in-the-kitchen I know I am.
I decided to take matters in my own stove-challenged hands. I've bought a steak and went to the internet to learn how to cook it. I read one should salt it 40 minutes before cooking. The science behind being that the salt will suck out the moist, but if one'd wait long enough, the moist would go back inside the meat. I've also learned the oil would be ready when smoking. I've also learned to cook for about 6 minutes. I read that the steak should be like an inch thick, so that while getting a nice crust, it wouldn't overcook the interior. Last, but not least, I read one should let the meat rest about 5 minutes, protected by aluminum foil, so that the muscle would have time to relax and the meat wouldn't be hard. It also serves the purpose of letting the moisture be even inside the meat.
I've followed it all carefully under the amused stares of my man. He helped me a lot, because while we waited the 40 minutes after putting salt on the meat, we had a nice fuck on the kitchen table (which we use more to fuck on, than to eat at).
When it was ready, I've sliced it perpendicular to the fibers. And served. It was crusty on the outside, but perfect on the inside, still red, but not bloody (my man wouldn't eat bloody, that's why it was important).
It was delicious!!! Moist, soft, full of flavor, nice crust. Something I've never achieved before.
I had learned how to recognize the cooking (rare, medium, etc) using my hand with the fingers closed in a fist, but I didn't try it out, because I was afraid to get burned.
I'm so proud of myself!!!!!!!
This post has been edited by alien2: Sat Dec 07, 2013 09:39 AM