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The Sweet Ingredient You Should Use To Season Steak
Steaks must be seasoned for those enriched salty and umami flavor notes. Salt, in particular, helps tenderize steak by breaking down lean muscle proteins and aids in the golden-brown coloring, but what about adding layers of sweetness to the mix?
Sugar is the magical, sweet substance that enhances the richness of steaks. America's Test Kitchen states that 4 parts sugar to 3 parts salt should be used to achieve a charred crust that would make many steakhouses jealous.
The outlet explains that salt decreases the moisture levels of steak, which then "dissolves the sugar." The rub should be applied "before a one-hour rest at room temperature" and shortly before you cook the steak, and throughout cooking, move the steak often to prevent the sugar from burning.