The prospect of leftover cooked steak can seem a bit grim. As the meat cools it can get firm and chewy – which is not exactly appetising – and we don’t always have the luxury of grilling up a fresh fillet.
But all is not lost! You can regain last night’s juicy meat in just a few minutes by following these two steak-reheating hacks – one for the microwave and the other for the stove.
On the stove:
The key to successfully reheating a succulent steak is moisture. You can use leftover gravy (but who ever has gravy left over?), or beef broth, or some red wine diluted with water. Simply pour your liquid into a skillet so that it covers the bottom. Bring the liquid to a simmer and then add your cold steak. Let it simmer for about a minute and a half, spooning the warm juices over, and flipping halfway through until warmed through. Serve alongside your delicious pan drippings for a succulent steak you’d never know was from the night before!
In the microwave:
Unclutch those pearls, it’s okay to reheat your scotch fillet in the microwave if you need to! Again – moisture is key. In a shallow dish or microwave-safe container, pour in some leftover gravy, beef broth, watered-down wine, or a mixture of all of them (honestly, that would taste pretty amazing) and place your steak in the juice. Cover the whole lot and microwave on medium for 30 seconds at a time, flipping the steak each time until it’s heated through to your liking. Working in short bursts on a lower microwave power will help prevent the steak from getting tough and dry. Voila! Delicious steak.
While we agree that the best time to eat a steak is five minutes after it comes off the barbeque (always rest your meat, people!), we also think you shouldn’t ever waste a good piece of meat.
This way, you can have your steak and eat it too!
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza