Paleo Diet Cookbook: 6 Tips to Making the Perfect Steak

The Paleo Diet Cookbook provides many tools and tips on how to, not only cook healthily, but also on how to cook food that is oh-so delicious. This includes tips on how to cook the perfect steak.

Serving up the perfect steak can be intimidating for many people, but it doesn't have to be. You can prepare the most delicious and healthy steak you have ever had by following a couple basic tips.

Please note that the following tips are appropriate for all the most popular steak cuts including: 
-Tenderloin and 
-Strip Lion

1st Tip: 
Make sure that your beef is grass fed. Grass fed beef is better for your overall health and well-being than grain fed beef.

If you have the opportunity to select your meet before you buy it, choose beef that is a deep red, with white marbling fat. Also make sure that it is firm to the touch (this makes for a more juicy tender steak.

2nd Tip: 
Let your steak sit outside of the fridge until it's about room temperature before cooking (this may take 30 minutes - 2 hours). Doing this will give you a more evenly cooked, juicer steak.

3rd Tip: 
Pat the steak dry and season it. Usually sea salt and pepper is enough. You can use more elaborate seasonings and rubs when making a tougher less flavorful cut.

4th Tip: 
Rub clarified butter, tallow, lard or coconut oil on the steak. DO NOT use olive oil. Olive oil used at high temperatures is bad for your cells.

5th Tip: 
When cooking your steak on a frying pan, the trick to note is when to flip it. Your steak will be ready to flip once you see little drops of blood surfacing to the top of the uncooked side. After you flip it let it cook until it's at the desired done-ness. Also when you flip your steak, use tongs, instead of a fork. When you use a fork you prick the steak, causing the flavorful juices to seep out.

6th Tip: 
Even though your steak is cooked. There is still one last, important tip to remember. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving; this allows the juices to set in.

Optional Topping Tips: 
Before you are ready to impress your guests with your fabulous steak, you can top it off with one of the following suggestions: 
1) Lemon Juice and Melted Cooking Fat 
2) Juice from the Steak and Red Wine 
For both options just put the mix in a sauce pan and let the liquid reduce a little and you are ready to serve.

All this talk about steak is making me really hungry. Until next time, eat well.

Hi, My name is Lawanda and I am passionate about health and fitness. I enjoy sharing my research and experience with those who are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I am a dancer for a company that encourages holistic health and well-being and I am also a certified group fitness instructor.


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