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Andrew Zimmern's Tip For Tender Steaks Lies In What He Doesn't Do
Achieving a perfectly cooked, tender, juicy steak can be tricky. Luckily, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern has a tip to help ensure your steak is as tender as possible.
Zimmern’s hack doesn’t involve extra effort or ingredients, but it does require some extra time and patience.
As Zimmern revealed to Insider, he doesn’t consume his steak when it’s piping hot, and instead prefers it at room temperature or even after it has cooled.
This is because when the temperature of the steak drops a bit as it's resting, "all of that fat goes back into the muscles and it becomes much more tender," according to Zimmern.
When you cut into a hot steak, you allow all the juices within it to escape, but letting your steak rest helps the juices redistribute throughout the muscle fibers from the center.
Letting your steak rest ensures that it’s moist and tender. A good rule of thumb is to let your steak rest for a minimum of one minute per 3 to 3.5 ounces of meat.