How to Prepare Flash Frozen Steaks

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How to Prepare Flash Frozen Steaks

Have you ever come home and realized you forgot to take something out for dinner?  This has happened to me more times then I care to remember.  And, you know what comes next…”Hello, I’d like to place an order for pick up”.  Yep, that last minute meal that inevitably costs you more then you wanted to spend.  Well, I have a solution for those last minute meal ideas and the unexpected company that you have to feed.

Cook your steaks frozen! Yep, frozen solid! When I saw this article on from Business Insider on Never Thawing Steaks Before Cooking I was a little skeptical.  So, I tested it out.  And, I am super happy to report that it worked great and tasted delicious.  Really delicious!

The trick lies in the way you freeze them which, to me, was interesting.  The steaks have to be flash frozen which was something I have never done.  I usually just throw the steaks still in the store packaging directly into the freezer then take them out to thaw and cook.  Sometimes I have good results and sometimes, well, not so good.  But, with this new way of freezing and cooking it’s practically foolproof.

So, without further ado, here is this awesome method of flash freezing steak and cooking them frozen.
steak1First, remove the steaks from the store packing and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

steak2Next, place the steaks directly into the freezer without any wrapping at all.  Just straight into the freezer naked.

steak3Let them stay in the freezer until fully frozen.  I waited about 3 hours to check them and they were fully frozen at that time.  They may freeze in less time but that was the amount of time I did.

Now, wrap them in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.  You can place the individually wrapped steaks in a bag as well if you like but I did not.

Now, the best part.  When you are ready to cook them, simply remove them from the freezer, unwrap them and get ready to cook.

steak4To cook them, I placed a skillet on the stove on high heat.  I generously brushed it with Coconut Oil because that is my new favorite replacement for olive oil and/or butter.  So yummy!

steak5After the skillet was super hot, I added the steaks.  Make sure to crank up the exhaust fan because it will send up some nice, delicious smelling smoke.  Can you smell it from the picture above?  Yum!

I seared it for 3 minutes on each side.  Then placed the skillet directly into a preheated 275° oven and let it cook in there for 20 minutes.  If you like it more red then I would go for about 17-18 minutes.

steak6The end result was a delicious, juicy steak!  I am now hooked on this new to me method and will never thaw another steak again!

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Here are the step-by-step directions on how to Flash Freeze Steak:

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Here are the step-by-step directions on how to Cook a Frozen Steak:

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