Love steak but don’t love the hassle of cooking it?
We’ve got you covered. You can now reheat your steak in a microwave without any fuss.
I decided to test this theory by microwaving a leftover steak for one minute. To my surprise, the steak was cooked evenly and remained moist. Microwaving steak is a great way to heat it without drying it out. The steak that has been microwaved properly will be tender and juicy.
So, if you’re looking for a quick way to reheat your steak, microwave it. But how do you know when the steak is done? We will show you how to microwave steak without turning it into a meal-sized rock.
Furthermore, we will provide you with the answers to some of the most common questions about microwaving steak:
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Does the storing of steak affect the reheating process?
Yes, it does. If you store your steak in the fridge, it will take longer to reheat. Because the steak will be cold in the fridge, microwaves work best when reheating room temperature or warmer food.
On the other hand, if you store your steak in the freezer, it will reheat much faster. This is because storing the steak in the freezer will freeze it, and microwaves assist in thawing out frozen food.
So, if you want your steak to reheat quickly, store it in the freezer. Otherwise, store it in the fridge.
Can I microwave my steak with a sauce or marinade?
Yes, you can. The use of sauce or marinade is a great way to add flavor to your steak. However, make sure that the sauce or marinade doesn’t contain any dairy products, as these will spoil in the microwave, and the sauce or marinade doesn’t contain any sugar because the sugar will cause the meat to burn in the microwave.
Moreover, if you’re using a marinade, make sure that the steak is completely covered in it. It will help to keep the steak moist as it cooks.
How do you know when the steak is done?
Simply put, the best way to tell if a steak is done is by using a meat thermometer. Different kinds of steaks need to be reheated at different temperatures.
A steak with a pink center is referred to as a “medium-rare” steak. This effect depends on the thickness and size of the steak. A thinner steak will reheat faster than a thicker steak.
If you would like your steak to be cooked more than medium-rare but less than medium, microwave it for less time. For example, if you’re reheating a steak that is one inch thick, microwave it for 45 seconds instead of one minute.
On the other hand, if you want your steak to be rare, cook it for less time than that. For example, if you’re reheating a one-inch-thick steak, microwave it for 30 seconds instead of 45 seconds.
If you love the grayish-brown color that a well-done steak has, you can achieve this by microwaving the steak for a longer period of time. It would probably take around 90 seconds to 2 minutes to reheat a one-inch-thick steak.
How To Keep My Reheated Steak Tender and Juicy?
Reheating steak in the microwave is a great way to keep it tender and juicy. However, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your steak turns out perfectly every time.
- First, make sure that you don’t overcook the steak. As we mentioned before, the best way to tell if a steak is done is by using a meat thermometer.
- Second, if you’re reheating a steak that is more than one inch thick, make sure to turn it over halfway through the cooking time. It will help to ensure that the steak cooks evenly.
- Third, cover the steak with a damp paper towel before reheating it. It will help to keep the steak moist.
- Fourth, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes after reheating. It will give the juices time to redistribute throughout the steak, making it even more tender and juicy.
- Finally, cut the steak against the grain. It will help to ensure that each bite is as tender and juicy as possible.
Can I reheat my steak more than once?
Yes, you can. But before doing so, make sure that the steak is completely cooled off. If you try to reheat a steak while it’s still hot, it will become tough and dry. Believe it or not, the best way to reheat a steak is in the microwave.
If you’re reheating a steak that has already been reheated, make sure to cook it for less time than you did the first time. For example, if you reheat a steak for one minute the first time, only reheat it for 45 seconds the second time.
However, we don’t recommend microwaving it twice because the texture and flavor of the steak will start to deteriorate with each reheating because of the moisture loss.
Is it safe to reheat steak in a microwave?
Yes, it is safe to reheat steak in the microwave. Let me explain why:
First of all, microwaves don’t cook food. They heat the water molecules in the food, then cook the food from the inside out.
Second of all, steak is made up mostly of protein and fat. These two things don’t change when they’re heated up.
So as you can see, it is perfectly safe to reheat steak in the microwave. However, as with anything else you cook in the microwave, carefully follow the cooking instructions.
What are some alternative methods for reheating steak?
If you don’t have a microwave, or if you prefer not to use one, there are a few alternative methods that you can use to reheat your steak.
1. Use of Oven
The best way to reheat a steak in the oven is by using the broil setting. Preheat your oven to high and place the steak on the top rack—broil for two to three minutes, or until it’s reached your desired level of doneness.
2. Use of Pan
If you want your steak to be charred on the outside but still rare on the inside, you can also use the sear and roast method.
First, sear the steak in a hot pan for two to three minutes per side. And then, roast it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for six to eight minutes.
3. Use of Grill
If you’re looking for that classic grilled flavor, you can also reheat your steak on the grill. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and place the steak on the grates. Grill for two to three minutes per side of steak until it’s reheated evenly.
4. Sous Vide
Sous vide is a French cooking method that involves cooking food in a water bath. And it just so happens to be the best way to reheat a steak.
To reheat your steak using the sous vide method, first, preheat your water bath to 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, place the steak in a food-grade bag and seal it shut.
Once the water bath has reached the desired temperature, submerge the bag in the water and let it reheat for two to three minutes.
After reheating, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Now that you know how to reheat steak in the microwave, you can enjoy your favorite dish any time that you want. And reheating steak in the microwave is a great way to keep it tender and juicy.
So, save your leftovers and reheat them in the microwave for a quick and easy meal. You can ensure that your steak turns out perfectly every time by following these simple tips—happy reheating.