Monday, October 3, 2011

The Process of Dry Aging Steaks

BySteve D White

When it comes to steak, there are two types of aging. You can opt for dry aging or wet aging. Unlike dry aging where you need to let the meat dry for over 20 days, the process of wet aging lasts for 7 days and all you need to do it put the steak into a sealed plastic bag and let it age in its very own juice. The benefits of dry aging steaks are connected to the meat's texture. The moisture within the muscle needs time to evaporate in order to provide the meat a smoother taste. People like this type of meat because it tastes better when it's cooked on the grill or added into certain food recipes.

Because most of the enzymes within the meat are breaking down, the steak will be naturally tenderized. The process of dry aging steak is as follows. Take a piece of beef and rinse it with a lot of cold water. Afterwards, you'll need to take some dish towels to dry the meat and let it drain for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, you can prepare the fridge. Make sure you place the wire rack and pan on the bottom self. Thus you'll know for sure that the meat will be positioned on the coldest part of your refrigerator.

After you've prepared everything you'll have to take the steak and wrap it into a large dish towel. Take a thermometer and make sure you measure the overall temperature. It's recommended to keep the temperature warmer than 36

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