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What To Do If The Middle Of Your Steak Is Still Frozen After Thawing
When working with a frozen steak, you need to defrost the meat completely in your refrigerator after taking it out of the freezer for best results. However, on those days when last-minute plans don’t allow for a proper defrost, here's what to do with a steak that's still frozen in the middle, so you can add it to the grill ASAP.
A steak with a slightly frozen middle can still be cooked to perfection; it just requires about two or three minutes of extra cooking time. In fact, cooking a steak that’s still frozen in the middle can lead to juicier results, since the outside sears before the inside of the steak can dry out, keeping more water in the meat.
If you notice gray streaks in your frozen steak, don’t worry; it’s still safe to eat, and again, you just need to add a few minutes to the cooking time. Whether you cook your steak thawed or slightly frozen, it needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F for safety, which you can measure with a meat thermometer.