Monday, March 3, 2008

Ask Mary: Cooking Meat

Dear Mary,
How can I tell if a piece of red meat is prepared to medium rare?

The most efficient way to figure this out is to take a look at the meat and watch to see if blood rises to the top. If it does, this is a great indication that the meat is prepared to medium rare. Once the blood disappears, you’ve got yourself a well-done steak. I suggest buying few pieces of cheap meat and experimenting with different cooking times, watching what happens all the way through the entire cooking process. You’ll get a better idea of what meat looks like at each level of preparation.

Happy Cooking!

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