Two large cooked rump steaks resting on a red chopping board after being fried in butter
When Resting Steak, You Need To Be Aware Of The Temperature
Resting your steak allows it to reabsorb flavorful juices it may lose if you cut into it too soon, but you don’t want to leave it so long that it gets cold.
Steak becomes fully relaxed when it reaches an internal temperature between 120 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit, so you should wait to cut into it until then.
While a meat thermometer can track the temperature of your resting steak, it might be better to wait for about half as long as you cooked it instead of risking releasing juices.