|Chefs corner week of December 6|
Monday, December 6, 2010
Greetings from the Galaxy Kitchens!
I thought that we would take a moment to talk about steaks or, more to the point, how to order them to your liking.
Rule number one is "Talk with your server"
Medium is 135 to 145 degrees....but what does that mean?
Do you like a little bit of pink in the center? No pink in the middle? Light red in the very center?
I have heard all of these descriptions used to convey medium.
Rare is easy....
Extra well is very easy....
Play it safe, take the time and talk to your smiling server.
Do not hesitate to explain just what you like.
I will even go so far as to say that I will be glad to come to your table myself to get it right.
Here is some data to help instruct:
Raw Less than 120°F (49°C) Bright purple-red center, cool, stringy, slightly juicy
Rare 120-130°F (49-54°C) Red center, warm, tender, juicy
Medium rare 130-135°F (54-57°C) Pink center, warm, firm, can be juicy
Medium 135-145°F (57-63°C) Tan center with some hints of pink, firm, not very juicy
Medium well 145-155°F (63-68°C) Tan center, firm to tough, little juice
Well done more than 155°F (68°C) Tan to brown center, tough, little juice
We don't want you to have any beef with our beef.....sorry....I couldn't help myself.
Have a wonderful week and remember that Santa is watching!!