after reading an article on how to turn cheap choice steaks in gucci prime steaks, i knew that i would have to try it out.
it’s easy to do: super salt your steak for about 15 minutes, rinse, and cook. i got 4 costco steaks, cooked two in the normal way that i would normally cook them and two in this way. the instructions require you to use sea salt or some other coarse salt, but i didn’t have any, so i decided to really oversalt my steaks, hoping that the table salt would be enough to encourage the moisture from the steak to come out.
the results? the super salted steak really did seem to be more tender than the control group! pretty amazing. i think i waited too long after i had salted them, though. i think next time a 10 minute salting will be more than sufficient. i will also marinade it with other seasonings because it was just salty, good, but i can definitely see the potential for it to be GREAT.
the lesson learned here is that when using a dry rub, let the rub work its way into the meat at room temperature. 10 minutes can make a huge difference!