vancouver best butcher Market Meats

A New Way to Cook Frozen Steaks

Ideally, we would always be cooking with freshly cut steaks from Vancouver’s best butcher shop. However, it’s not at all uncommon to be cooking with frozen meat. Conventional wisdom would tell you that you need to thaw your steaks in the fridge overnight before cooking them. However, there may be a better way. If done properly, cooking steaks right out of the freezer can yield better results than if you took the time to defrost them. Check out these tips for cooking frozen steak from Vancouver’s best butcher shop.

Out of the Freezer

Long before you even turn on the stove, the first step is making sure you’ve frozen your steaks properly. Simply sealing your steak in a ziplock bag will trap moisture, which will then become a crust of ice. Instead, lay the steaks flat on a tray with parchment paper and slide the whole thing into the freezer. This will actually dry out the surface of the meat so that ice won’t accumulate around the edges. Once frozen, wrap your steaks in saran wrap and seal them in a ziplock bag for storage.

Into the frying pan

When you’re ready to start cooking, bring your skillet up to heat and fill it 1/8th of an inch deep with oil. Take your steaks out of the freezer and unwrap them before placing them in the skillet. Sear each side for about 90 seconds before taking them out of the skillet. Place them in the oven on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet and cook them at 275 degrees until they reach the desired tenderness.

If prepared properly, steaks straight out the freezer will retain more of their moisture and have a thinner layer of overcooked meat compared to steaks that have been defrosted. In the end, the only result that matters is the taste. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

Vancouver’s Best Butcher

For top-quality New York steaks, pay a visit to Vancouver’s best butcher: Market Meats. We have a wide variety of premium products, sauces, and rubs for all kinds of meats and our friendly team of butchers is always happy to help with recipe ideas. Stop by the shop or place your order over the phone today!