Few chefs have a more illustrious reputation than Anthony Bourdain. He’s helmed numerous mouth-watering restaurants in America, written several well-received cookbooks and has become something of a TV personality – even appearing in the fantastic 2016 movie The Big Short.
He’s well known for being one of the greatest on the planet when it comes to meat dishes. Even proving his worth by taking some of the cheapest cuts on offer and turning them into dishes worthy of a royal banquet. And now he’s sharing his thoughts on the biggest mistake you can make when cooking a steak (sorry about the rhyming!)
Here’s what he had to say:
I’m a notorious fiddler in the kitchen. Always looking to move things around the pan, sprinkle extra ingredients or prod whatever it is I’m cooking. It turns out that when it comes to steak less is most certainly more.
According to Bourdain, “Don’t poke your meat with a fork. Use tongs to move it.
“Don’t ever press meat with a spatula to speed up cooking. That’s the good stuff you’re squeezing! Be gentle!”
“And don’t peek—meaning, don’t cut into the steak to check its progress.”
The next time you’re cooking up an incredible steak try and remember the above points. If you’re looking for a few extra tips then here’s how Gordon Ramsay cooks the perfect steak. That’s cooking tips from two of the greatest chefs on the planet. You’re welcome.