How to cook a perfect steak healthier?

I know… I Know I am a tech guy and this blog was meant to be for IT people. But hey, IT people eat steaks too, Right? Of course, they do. Especially, when it comes to cooking a better steak, everyone has a preference. Medium rare, or fully cooked steak. So, cooking a steak is an art. For instance, what if you want your steak cooked less oily but you prefer your steak, medium rare or fully cooked? So, how can you cook a better tasting, and healthier steak?

Take a look at the picture below which shows a bunch of fully cooked steaks. But look at the burned parts too. They crunch under your teeth and bring a bitterness taste in your mouth.

Steaks BBQ

And if you want to fry your steak, you end up with lots of oil soaked into the meat.


So, what’s the solution? How can you cook a steak that is fully cooked but it’s not too oily or burned and is still soft enough to melt your mouth?

  • Well, how about marinating the steak in a bag, then taking the same bag, seal it and put it in the water?

That sounds a good idea. But how do we know how much time you need to cook the steak so that it’s not under cooked or over cooked?

  • Again, you have to keep an eye on it and take out the bag several times to test the meat with a knife to make sure it’s cooked.
  • Then once it is cooked, you still want to make sure it’s done. So, put a small piece of butter in a pan and let it melt.
  • Then put a fork in the steak and put the steak in the pan and then rotate the steak for few minutes then do the same for the other side of the steak.

Buttered Steak

This process is very doable without any special machine. But if you want to make sure the steak is fully cooked? There is a machine for this problem nowadays. It has a free app that lets you set the type of the cook you want for your steak. Fully cooked, medium rare and so on.

This kitchen gadget is called “ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide.”

Joule Steak cooker ChefSteps
all images are courtesy of Chefsteps

You Can buy this product here:

ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide, White/Stainless

Benefits of using this machine are exact temperatures can be set to cook the steak to your liking.

If you’re cooking for a bunch of people, you won’t have to worry about burning steaks on the grill, your guests will get their steaks just like they ordered.

Plus, it’s very convenient. Just select the Cook type and put this tool in the center of a boiling water and use the app to set the timer and you’re done.

Let us know if you have bought and tried this product, please. Personally, I like to hear about your experience and recipes.


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