- 1 Blue Steak
- 1.1 What is a blue steak?
- 1.2 Why is it called blue steak?
- 1.3 How does it taste?
- 1.4 What makes a blue steak different?
- 1.5 Is blue steak safe to eat?
- 1.6 Which steak cuts can be cooked blue?
- 1.7 What temperature should I cook a blue steak?
- 1.8 How long should I cook a blue steak?
- 1.9 How do you cook a blue steak?
- 1.10 How to know that your blue steak is perfectly cooked?
- 1.11 Are there any good blue steak recipes?
- 1.12 Jalapeno Blue Steak Recipe
- 1.13 Blue Steak Sandwich
- 1.14 Grilled Blue Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce
- 1.15 Blue Steak with Bacon and Onion Jam
- 1.16 Grilled Blue Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
- 1.17 Roasted Blue Steak with Potatoes and Carrots
- 1.18 How to properly let a steak rest before eating:
- 1.19 What dishes go well with Blue Steak?
- 1.20 What drinks go well with blue steak?
- 1.21 What are some common mistakes people make when cooking steak?
- 1.22 How should I choose the meat to make Blue Steak?
- 2 FAQs
- 2.1 How do I fix my Blue Steak if it is overcooked?
- 2.2 How do I fix my Blue Steak if it is undercooked?
- 2.3 Can Blue Steak go bad?
- 2.4 Can I reheat Blue Steak?
- 2.5 What are some alternate uses for Blue Steak?
- 2.6 Do people eat blue steak on its own? How would I serve it to my guests?
- 2.7 What kind of meat is blue steak made from? Is it healthy?
- 2.8 Can you get food poisoning from blue steak?
- 2.9 What are the best ways to store blue steak?
- 2.10 Where did blue steak originate from?
- 2.11 What’s the difference between blue steak and beef bacon?
- 2.12 How many calories does blue steak have?
- 2.13 What are blue steak strips?
- 2.14 What are blue steak strips thinned with?
- 2.15 What’s better: grilling or frying Blue Steak?
- 2.16 How can I make my Blue Steak even more delicious?
- 2.17 How do I bake blue steaks instead of pan-frying them?
- 2.18 How do I store my blue steak leftovers?
- 3 Conclusion
There are many different types of steak, but one of the most unique is blue steak. This type of meat is prized for its intense flavor and tenderness. Unlike other steaks, blue steak is not cooked all the way through. The inside remains red and raw, while the outside is browned and crispy. This creates a unique contrast in textures and flavors that can be enjoyed by meat lovers of all kinds.
Most of you have heard about blue steak, some might have tried it. Most likely you thought that it was just another myth. I’m here to show that the blue steak is real, and to teach you how to make one!
What is a blue steak?
A blue steak is a beef steak that is prepared without cooking it all the way through. The inside remains red with blood, while the outside has been seared to perfection. A blue steak will have a crispy exterior and a hot red center, creating an awesome contrast in flavors.
Blue steak is fundamentally different from “rare” steak because this process does not destroy any part of the meat but merely changes its color. While many people believe that the discoloration results from overcooking, this is false: blue steaks turn purple long before they are cooked enough to become well-done. The unique thing about blue steak is that because the outside is cooked and the inside is raw, you get a different flavor and texture combination.
Why is it called blue steak?
Because it has blue coloring.
No! Not quite…
Just like a rare steak is red on the inside and pink on the outside, blue steak has a purple center that changes to blue when exposed to air. The effect is created by something called myoglobin, which gives beef its distinct color. In fact, it’s likely that all mammals have muscles that contain this iron-containing pigment, but pork and chicken don’t naturally have enough of it to make the meat turn this unique color.
How does it taste?
The flavor of a blue steak is very similar to a rare or medium-rare steak because the cooking process doesn’t destroy any part of the meat. But because you still get a crispy crust from searing the outside, you get a different flavor and texture combination. The crispy crust combined with the raw center leads to an awesome contrast in flavors that’s unlike any other steak experience.
What makes a blue steak different?
One difference is the coloring. At a light level of 7 on the SRM scale, blue steaks have a darker color than most other meats. This gives them an almost purple tint and hue.
Another is that blue steak has an intense flavor and tenderness. No part of the meat is overcooked and destroyed like it is in traditional cooking methods; it’s just lightly seared outside with blood left inside to keep all the nutrients and flavor locked in. It also helps that beef, including bison, contains less water than other types of meat such as pork or chicken (which explains why those cuts come out dry).
Is blue steak safe to eat?
Yes! Blue steak is safe to eat and has been enjoyed by meat lovers for centuries. The only difference is that you don’t cook it all the way through, so the inside remains raw. This creates a unique flavor and texture combination that’s unlike any other steak experience.
As you can see, making a blue steak is very simple. And once you try it, you’ll be hooked on the unique flavor and texture combination that’s unlike any other steak experience. So the next time you’re in the mood for a juicy, delicious beef steak, don’t cook it all the way through—try a blue steak instead!
Which steak cuts can be cooked blue?
All types of steak can be cooked blue, but the most popular choices are ribeye, New York strip, and filet mignon. But feel free to experiment with other cuts of beef, such as bison, skirt steak, or flank steak. Just make sure that the cut is at least 1-inch thick so it doesn’t cook through completely in the oven.
What temperature should I cook a blue steak?
Blue steaks should be cooked at a medium-rare temperature of 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that the center remains pink and juicy, while the outside is crispy and seared.
How long should I cook a blue steak?
The time it takes to cook a blue steak depends on two things: how thick it is and what type of heat source you’re using. If your skillet or oven runs hotter than expected, the steak will cook through much faster. Also, thicker cuts take longer to cook than thinner cuts due to having more mass and losing more heat as they cook. As a general rule of thumb, a blue steak needs anywhere between 1 to 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your steak.
How do you cook a blue steak?
The process of making a blue steak is very simple. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- Preheat your oven to or prepare a cast iron skillet with some oil or butter over medium heat.
- Season the steak as you normally would, rubbing some pepper and salt into each side before cooking.
- Once the pan is hot and the edges of the steak start to turn slightly brown, place it inside and sear for 1-2 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and serve!
As you can see, cooking a blue steak is very simple. And once you try it, you’ll be hooked on the unique flavor and texture combination that’s unlike any other steak experience. So the next time you’re in the mood for a juicy, delicious beef steak, don’t cook it all the way through—try a blue steak instead!
How to know that your blue steak is perfectly cooked?
Cooking a blue steak is simple as long as you follow the steps. Keep in mind that each oven heats differently, so it’s important to stay alert and watch your steak as it cooks.
The first step to determining if your blue steak is cooked all the way through is by checking its color:
- If the meat has turned gray or brown, it means it’s overcooked and well done. You shouldn’t eat this because it will be tough and chewy with an unpleasant texture and flavor.
- If the outside of the steak has a golden brown color and appears dry, then it needs more cooking time. It should still have blood oozing out of the middle when you cut into it; if not, put it back in the oven for a few more minutes.
- If the steak is still red in the center, it’s not cooked all the way through and will be tough and chewy.
- If the steak is mostly red with only a hint of brown around the edges, it’s undercooked and not safe to eat.
You can also use a meat thermometer to check if your blue steak is done all the way through. Keep in mind that this method takes longer than just checking its color, but there are food safety benefits to using a thermometer. To properly use one, you have to poke it into the thickest part of your steak. Cook until ºF degrees:
- 125ºF for rare
- 135ºF for medium-rare
- 145ºF for medium
Are there any good blue steak recipes?
Yes! Here are just a few blue steak recipes that you can try for yourself:
Jalapeno Blue Steak Recipe
Simple, flavorful recipe that will bring the heat.
How to cook Jalapeno Blue Steak :
- 2 Blue Steaks, cut 1-inch thick (or substitute with other steaks such as buffalo steak)
- 1/2 cup milk or cream
- 4 oz. Jalapenos, chopped and seeded (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix milk and jalapenos in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add blue steaks and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Transfer the steak strips to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
Blue Steak Sandwich
Delicious sandwich with a tangy blue steak center.
How to cook Blue Steak Sandwich:
- 1 blue steak, sliced and pounded thin
- 2 slices of bread
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mayonnaise to taste (optional)
- Dried parsley flakes to taste (optional)
Season both sides of the blue steak with salt and pepper. Grill or fry on a skillet for 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing into strips. Then, cut each strip diagonally across the grain in half-inch thick pieces. Slice bread and spread mayo on one side, then add the blue steak slices and top with another slice of bread and press together lightly (optional). Sprinkle dried parsley (optional) and serve.
Grilled Blue Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce
How to make Grilled Blue Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce:
- 2 Blue Steaks, cut 1-inch thick
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. Grill for 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together blue cheese, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Slice steak against the grain into thin strips and top with blue cheese sauce. Serve immediately.
Blue Steak with Bacon and Onion Jam
This dish takes blue steak and turns it into a gourmet meal by pairing it with bacon and onion jam.
How to make blue steak with bacon and Onion Jam:
For the blue steak:
- 1 lb. blue or other lean beef steaks, ½ inch thick
- salt and pepper to taste
For the bacon jam:
- 5 slices of bacon, chopped
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
For meat: Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper and set aside for 10 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Fry steak 4 minutes on each side until cooked through (adjust cooking time depending on thickness). Remove from pan onto a plate lined with paper towels briefly before transferring it to a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes.
For bacon jam: Reduce heat to medium and add butter. Add onion, stirring occasionally until soft (about 5-6 minutes). Stir in sugar and bacon until the sugar has melted and bacon has browned. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sliced steak topped with the warm bacon jam.
Grilled Blue Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
This recipe is perfect for summertime barbecues and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare!
How to make grilled blue steak with chimichurri sauce:
- 2 blue or other lean beef steaks, ½ inch thick
- salt and pepper to taste
For the chimichurri sauce:
- 1 cup Italian parsley leaves (packed), chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh oregano leaves (packed)
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
- salt and black pepper to taste
For meat: Score both sides of each steak with a sharp knife in a crosshatch pattern. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes per side until cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving topped with the chimichurri sauce
For Chimichurri Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve steak topped with chimichurri sauce.
Roasted Blue Steak with Potatoes and Carrots
This simple dish is perfect for a winter dinner and can be prepared in just 30 minutes.
How to make roasted blue steak with potatoes and carrots:
- 1/2 blue steak
- 2 medium red potatoes, quartered
- 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add oil. Sear the steak for 3 minutes on each side until nicely browned, then transfer it to a baking sheet. Do not discard excess fat from the pan.
Toss potatoes and carrots in the pan drippings until evenly coated, then place them around the steak on the baking sheet (it’s okay if they overlap). Cook for 25 minutes or until tender and the steak is cooked to your liking.
Let steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing into thin strips against the grain. Serve with potatoes and carrots. Enjoy!
How to properly let a steak rest before eating:
Letting a steak rest before you cut into it is an important step in ensuring that you don’t lose all of the juices when you first take a bite. That’s why it’s called a “rested” steak, not a “standing” steak. If you let the steak stand before cutting into it, all of those delicious juices will pour out onto your plate and result in a dry, less flavorful piece of meat.
Resting time can range from 5-10 minutes. The longer amount of time results in more juice being retained inside the meat itself. So if you have the extra time to spare, let your beautiful blue steak sit for 10 minutes before serving! This will ensure that every bite contains lots of flavor and juiciness.
What dishes go well with Blue Steak?
Blue steak goes well with many different types of sides! Some great pairings include roasted vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, macaroni salad, or steamed carrots. You can also never go wrong with a simple side salad. Just be sure to stick to light and refreshing flavors so that they don’t compete with the blue steak itself.
What drinks go well with blue steak?
There are plenty of drink options that pair perfectly with blue steak! A simple propane tank will give your meat just enough kick without letting it overpower any other notes on the plate. If you’re looking for something a little bit tougher though, you can’t go wrong with a nice red wine. Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon are all great options that will compliment the flavor of the blue steak. Finally, if you’re feeling like something a little bit different, why not try pairing your steak with a cold craft beer? Blue steak pairs well with many different types of beers, so feel free to experiment until you find the perfect one for you!
What are some common mistakes people make when cooking steak?
There are a few common mistakes that people make when cooking steak:
- Not allowing the steak to come to room temperature before cooking it. This is important because it ensures that the steak cooks evenly. If you try to cook a cold steak, the outside will cook faster than the inside, resulting in an overcooked and dry steak.
- Not using enough oil when cooking the steak. When you don’t use enough oil, the steak will stick to the pan and be difficult to flip or remove.
- Cooking the steak on too high of a heat setting. This can cause the outside of the steak to char or burn before the inside is cooked all the way through.
- Cut into the steak to check its doneness before it’s finished cooking. If you do this, all of the juice will come out onto your plate, resulting in a dry steak.
- Not allowing the meat to rest after cooking it. Steak needs some time for its juices to redistribute throughout the meat before you cut into it. This prevents the juices from coming out when you first take a bite and results in a juicier steak that tastes delicious!
How should I choose the meat to make Blue Steak?
When choosing the meat for your blue steak, there are a few things you want to look out for.
- Look for a tender cut of beef such as ribeye, sirloin, or porterhouse. These cuts have higher amounts of marbling and will result in a more flavorful and juicy piece of meat.
- You can use a leaner cut of beef with less marbling if you’re going to coat it in breadcrumbs before cooking it. This helps keep the integrity of the steak’s shape while still giving it tons of flavor! It also makes it easier to handle when you’re frying it without worrying about any juices seeping out.
- Look for a steak that’s at least 1 inch thick. This ensures that the inside is cooked thoroughly and results in a juicier piece of meat.
- Be sure to buy your beef from a local butcher or grocery store with high turnover rates. The fresher the cut, the better! You don’t want to be eating gray beef when there’s plenty of fresh stuff available.
How do I fix my Blue Steak if it is overcooked?
If you overcook your steak and end up with a piece of meat that’s too dry and tough to chew, you can always add some extra flavor back into it by pouring plenty of blue cheese sauce over top! Pairing this meal with something like garlic mashed potatoes will also help make up for any deficiencies in the steak itself.
Remember, overcooking is always easier to fix than undercooking. So don’t worry if your steak isn’t perfect the first time around! Just try to be mindful of the cooking time and adjust it accordingly the next time you make blue steak.
How do I fix my Blue Steak if it is undercooked?
If you end up with a piece of meat that’s too rare, there are plenty of things you can do to help alleviate this. Just slice the steak into thin pieces before eating it so that more surface area gets exposed during chewing. You could also try cooking it for longer or adding some oil to the pan before frying! The more oil you use when cooking blue steak, the juicier and more flavorful your finished product will be.
Can Blue Steak go bad?
Blue steak has a long shelf life and can last in your refrigerator for up to five days without any problems as long as you keep it safe from contaminants by storing it properly. Make sure that your blue steak is sealed tightly in a container or plastic bag with air filters so that no oxygen gets into contact with it and spoils its flavor and texture! Proper storage techniques make all of the difference when trying to keep food fresh for longer periods of time.
Right out of the package, the blue steak should be safe to eat for about four or five days. After that, it’s best to cook and eat your steak right away before any potential hazards make you sick! If you want to keep leftovers around longer than a few days, freezing them is always an option. Just put them in a deep freezer bag and label them with the date so that you’ll know when to discard your frozen food.
Can I reheat Blue Steak?
You can always reheat blue steak if you end up getting tired of eating it cold for several days in a row. To do this, just stick it back into the microwave for thirty seconds at a time until it’s warm throughout. Be warned though, reheating steak can often make it dry and tough so you might want to consider opting for a different dish instead.
The best way to reheat blue steak is by either pan-frying it or baking it in the oven. Simply place the meat in a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook until it’s evenly heated throughout. If you want to bake it, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/175 degrees Celsius before placing the steak in a covered dish for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to check the temperature of your meat with a thermometer before serving!
What are some alternate uses for Blue Steak?
Blue steak is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways for a variety of results. While it’s most commonly eaten as a main entrée, blue steak makes an excellent addition to any salad. Not only does this add a burst of flavor, but it also creates more texture and volume within the dish itself which makes the meal seem much more filling! In addition, blue steak can also be used in place of hamburger patties or meatballs when looking for new ideas on what to make for dinner. It provides a rich flavor without taking up too much time or effort like some other meats do.
Do people eat blue steak on its own? How would I serve it to my guests?
For many fans of blue steak, eating the dish on its own is part of the fun! If you’re looking to do the same, there’s nothing stopping you. Just be sure to serve it with some rice or potatoes on the side along with plenty of A1 Steak Sauce. Any food that can stand up against this tasty condiment is pretty impressive in its own right! If you want an even more exotic meal, consider pairing your steak with some shiitake mushrooms for a meal like no other.
What kind of meat is blue steak made from? Is it healthy?
Most commercially available blue steaks are made using beef cuts since they work best when trying to create that rich and savory flavor. This means that most blue steaks will often contain high amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and various other nutrients that are essential to a healthy diet. As with all types of meat, however, moderation is key! Too much red meat can have negative consequences on your health over time, so be sure to enjoy blue steak in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.
Can you get food poisoning from blue steak?
While it is possible to get food poisoning from any type of meat, blue steak is actually a relatively safe food to eat. This is because beef cuts are less likely to contain harmful bacteria than other meats like poultry or pork. As long as you follow proper food safety guidelines when handling and preparing your steak, you should be just fine! Just remember to never eat raw or undercooked beef and to always cook it until it’s no longer pink inside.
What are the best ways to store blue steak?
Since blue steak is a perishable food, it’s important to take proper precautions when storing it. The best way to do this is by keeping it in the fridge at all times. Ideally, you should put it in a sealed container or wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap so that no oxygen gets into contact with it and spoils its flavor and texture. Blue steak will remain good in the fridge for up to one week, so be sure to eat it up while you can!
Cooked blue steak can also be frozen for later use, but this should only be done if you’re planning on using it within a few months since freezer burn can spoil its taste. If you’re going to freeze your blue steak, make sure that you freeze it flat before putting it into a freezer bag. This will allow you to easily break off individual portions whenever necessary and keep everything from getting mushed together into a single block of meat.
Where did blue steak originate from?
Blue steak is a relatively recent culinary invention that first appeared on the scene in the early 2000s. It was created by chefs looking for a way to add more flavor and excitement to classic beef dishes and has since become a popular menu item in restaurants all over the world. There’s nothing particularly special about blue steak, but its unique flavor and texture have helped make it one of the most popular types of meat today!
What’s the difference between blue steak and beef bacon?
The main difference is that beef bacon is made using cured or smoked beef cuts while regular blue steak is prepared with fresh red meat. Beef bacon also takes a lot longer to cook since it’s typically cut into strips that are only fried in oil for a few minutes on each side. Blue steak, on the other hand, can be cooked relatively quickly by searing the outside of the cut before finishing it off by either baking or broiling.
How many calories does blue steak have?
The calorie count varies depending on how you prepare your blue steak! A small serving size (100 grams) that is pan-fried and has had its fat trimmed will contain around: 209 calories 45g protein 5g carbs 3g fat
As with any meat dish, more preparation means more calories so it’s best to keep an eye on those macros if your goal is weight loss.
What are blue steak strips?
Blue steak strips are the thin pieces of meat that are shaved off of a larger chunk of blue steak during the preparation process. They typically have a more chewy texture than their parent cut but can still be delicious when cooked properly!
What are blue steak strips thinned with?
To thin out your cut of beef, you can try using either eggs, milk, cream, cornstarch, flour, or even breadcrumbs! Any of these ingredients will work well but make sure that whatever you use is mixed into your thinned-out beef before dipping it into additional seasoning like salt and pepper (or whatever else you want to use!).
What’s better: grilling or frying Blue Steak?
While both grilling and frying blue steak can result in a delicious meal, you’ll get more flavor out of your dish if you fry it rather than grill it. Frying is also much easier than constantly flipping over individual pieces of meat on the grill, so it’s a good option if you’re not an experienced griller. Plus, blue steak tastes just as great when it’s a little bit crispy around the edges!
How can I make my Blue Steak even more delicious?
There are a few different ways to make your blue steak even more delicious! One easy way is to coat it in some seasoned bread crumbs before cooking it. This will help keep the shape of the steak while adding flavor and a crispy crust. You could also try serving your blue steak with a savory blue cheese sauce on top. This will help add some richness and depth of flavor to the dish. Finally, don’t forget about the sides! Roasted vegetables or garlic mashed potatoes are both great choices if you’re looking to round out your meal.
How do I bake blue steaks instead of pan-frying them?
To bake your blue steaks instead of pan-frying them, simply place them on a baking tray and set your oven to broil. Allow the meat to cook at least 5 minutes on each side (more if you want it well done) before turning off the heat and leaving it in for an additional 3 minutes. Make sure that your steak is evenly cooked by checking with a meat thermometer until the center has reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit/71 degrees Celsius!
How do I store my blue steak leftovers?
Storing your leftovers can be a bit more difficult with some dishes. However, blue steak is easy to store in the fridge if you have any remaining! Just wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in your fridge until you’re ready for another meal.
Blue steak will normally only last in the fridge for one week after its initial preparation since it’s best when eaten fresh. However, if you have some leftovers from a previous meal, you can use them within 4-5 days after storing it in an airtight container to avoid the risk of mold or other bacterial growth.
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that is both easy to cook and fun to eat, then blue steak is the perfect dish for you! This type of meat is packed with protein and healthy fats, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants to stay fit and strong. Just be sure to heat up the pan properly before adding the oil, add only enough oil to avoid greasiness, and fry it on one side for no more than three or four minutes. After that, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing into it and serving! Enjoy!
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