Tonight, I had the most amazing steak ever. Thick, New York strip, medium-rare, local grass-finished and it was absolutely the most tender, butteriest steak I have ever had in my entire life. I cannot say enough about this steak; it was incredible.
It was also HUGE. Like, took up half my dinner plate huge, and thicker than my two hands pressed together. I have no idea how big it was in ounces, but needless to say, I was unable to finish it.
It's currently chillin' out in my fridge, taunting me with its awesomeness. I plan on reheating it for dinner tomorrow, and herein is the catch: I don't know how to reheat it!
I don't want to nuke it. That would be blasphemy, plus I'm worried it would change the texture and make it rubbery. I also don't want to sacrifice any of the pinkness in the middle, but I realize that might be a regrettable casualty of the reheating.
Can anyone tell me how to reheat a steak? I'm so embarrassed for not knowing how. I typically just eat my leftovers cold or zapped in the Nukeometer 2000, but you guys...this steak was perfection. I don't want to ruin it.
I warm a little coconut oil in a pan over medium heat then heat the steak on both sides just enough to make it hot to eat. Let the leftover steak sit out until it reaches room temperature. YMMV. I eat a lot of left over steak cold as well as the flavor of a perfectly cooked steak can never be recaptured ;)
Put it to a zip loc bag, put the bag under water and squeeze out any air. Use a straw. Warm a large pot or cooler with 131F water (be sure the water is 131f at all times) and leave it there for 15-20mins. Ghetto sous vide. ;)
Skip the reheating, make yourself a Thai steak salad. YUM http://www.30daysofpaleo.com/my-blog/2010/11/thai-beef-salad.html
My favorite thing to do with leftover steak is slice it thin, sprinkle delicious pink sea salt on it, and bring it to work where I leave it in my tote bag and by lunchtime it is room temp and perfect for nomming. So delicious.
I'm jealous of your leftovers btw. Steak is so awesome. Was that just a duh-worthy statement? It's early. Forgive.
I don't usually try to just reheat the steak as is because like others have said it's just never the same the second time. The process of heating it is going to cook it some more. I don't know any way to really recapture the joy of how it was the first time around. I tend to use my leftover steak in stir fries, stews, etc.
Do not reheat it! by the time its warm it will be way over cooked. I would slice it thin and either eat it along or on top of a salad. If you do dairy you could mix some sour cream and horseradish together for one of the best sauces for cold steak ever
Turn the stove on med-high and heat your frying pan for 5 mins, then lay the steak on top of the pan for 3-5 mins, then flip and repeat. Sautee mushrooms, jalapenos and onions and lay them on top of the steak so their juice seeps into it. It sounds like it's a very thick steak so I doubt you'll cook the pink out of it, unless you leave it for too long.
Nuking your food is gross. The end.
Just put it in a broiling pan for 4-5 minutes under a low broiler, each side. And you're good to go. I reheat steak, chicken, liver, everything all the time this way. Much better than the microwave.