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[Steak] How do you like it?
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:10:57 AM »
Medium rare for me. Got to have some juices. 

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 10:33:41 AM »
I'm somewhere between medium and medium/well done.
I like it juicy but I don't want blood to ooze out when I cut my steak.

I use the 3:3:3 rule when braaiing rump. If the steak is 3cm thick, then you braai it for 3 minutes on each side to get to medium rare over very hot coals. So I then double up to 3:6:6 and that ratio gets you to medium/well which is cooked through but still tender and without blood.

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 11:06:43 AM »
I'm somewhere between medium and medium/well done.
I like it juicy but I don't want blood to ooze out when I cut my steak.

I use the 3:3:3 rule when braaiing rump. If the steak is 3cm thick, then you braai it for 3 minutes on each side to get to medium rare over very hot coals. So I then double up to 3:6:6 and that ratio gets you to medium/well which is cooked through but still tender and without blood.


Would it be 2:2:2 and 2:2:4 for 2 cm?


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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 11:19:22 AM »
I'm somewhere between medium and medium/well done.
I like it juicy but I don't want blood to ooze out when I cut my steak.

I use the 3:3:3 rule when braaiing rump. If the steak is 3cm thick, then you braai it for 3 minutes on each side to get to medium rare over very hot coals. So I then double up to 3:6:6 and that ratio gets you to medium/well which is cooked through but still tender and without blood.

Did you know that the red liquid that oozes from meadium rare steak isn't blood. It is in fact a mixture of wter and myoglobin as a reaction to heat being applied to the muscle mass. Don't be put off, it is perfectly safe to eat.

Check out this article from Curiosity https://curiosity.com/topics/whats-that-red-juice-in-your-steak-hint-it-isnt-blood-curiosity/

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 11:20:56 AM »
Rare has more flavour
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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 11:21:31 AM »
I like then vegetarian.

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 11:25:14 AM »

Would it be 2:2:2 and 2:2:4 for 2 cm?


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A 2cm steak should cook up fairly quick. You can guage it by the feel as well. Give it a prod wiht your finger and take it off as soon as it hits the softness you like.

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 11:39:40 AM »

Would it be 2:2:2 and 2:2:4 for 2 cm?


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that would be 2:2:2 for medium rare.

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2020, 11:45:35 AM »
Often and rare

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2020, 11:46:37 AM »
Did you know that the red liquid that oozes from meadium rare steak isn't blood. It is in fact a mixture of wter and myoglobin as a reaction to heat being applied to the muscle mass. Don't be put off, it is perfectly safe to eat.

Check out this article from Curiosity https://curiosity.com/topics/whats-that-red-juice-in-your-steak-hint-it-isnt-blood-curiosity/

Look I love meat, don't get me wrong and I'm very happy with a medium piece of meat that is still juicy and pink.
It just freaks me out when the meat is still so raw that the fluid starts leaking all over your plate and mixes with the other food. Usually when the meat is cooked in this way, the fat and sinews are also hard to chew and the meat tends be cold on the inside. It just makes me naar.


My wife prefers her meat cooked dead, so we have managed to reach a comfortable "in-between" agreement.
I prefer rump though on its own and she prefers fillet with a mushroom sauce.
Steak is the best two days after the braai. I heat it up for just 30 seconds. I cut it into thin slivers, plenty of Mrs Balls chutney on the side and I eat with a slice of fresh white bread, lots of butter and apricot jam. Heaven .......
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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2020, 12:00:15 PM »
Steak is the best two days after the braai. I heat it up for just 30 seconds. I cut it into thin slivers, plenty of Mrs Balls chutney on the side and I eat with a slice of fresh white bread, lots of butter and apricot jam. Heaven .......

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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2020, 01:28:35 PM »
Look I love meat, don't get me wrong and I'm very happy with a medium piece of meat that is still juicy and pink.
It just freaks me out when the meat is still so raw that the fluid starts leaking all over your plate and mixes with the other food. Usually when the meat is cooked in this way, the fat and sinews are also hard to chew and the meat tends be cold on the inside. It just makes me naar.


My wife prefers her meat cooked dead, so we have managed to reach a comfortable "in-between" agreement.
I prefer rump though on its own and she prefers fillet with a mushroom sauce.
Steak is the best two days after the braai. I heat it up for just 30 seconds. I cut it into thin slivers, plenty of Mrs Balls chutney on the side and I eat with a slice of fresh white bread, lots of butter and apricot jam. Heaven .......


I add diced bacon and beer to aged braai meat and put it in to a pie. 
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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2020, 09:03:05 PM »
Rare or more preferably blue
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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 12:07:18 PM »
I like mine Medium.

The Missus like herís Charcoal......

So I normally start herís few minutes before mine, and then still end up butterflies her piece🙈🙈🙈
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Re: [Steak] How do you like it?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 01:49:18 PM »
I like mine Medium.

The Missus like herís Charcoal......

So I normally start herís few minutes before mine, and then still end up butterflies her piece🙈🙈🙈
I have never actually met a woman who likes steak rare or medium rare. Every now and then the wife will try a piece of mine, but unable to convince her the juiciness is not bloodiness.  :facepalm: