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Anthony Bourdain Explains the Most Important Rule of Cooking Steaks

If you haven’t been happy with how your wild game steaks have been turning out, listen to Anthony Bourdain.

While you might know Anthony Bourdain from his travel shows, he knows a lot about cooking. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Bourdain went on to work in a number of high-end commercial kitchens. His advice on how to cook steak should not be taken lightly.

There you have it. The most important thing you can do while cooking wild game steaks (or any other steaks for that matter) is do nothing for about seven minutes after removing it from the heat.

Although it’s tempting to cut into the steak to check the doneness” or to sneak a preliminary bite before the rest of your family gets a taste, don’t do it. As mentioned in the video, the steak is still cooking and sealing in and distributing the meat’s natural juices. Cutting into it too fast will ruin the meat you’ve worked so hard to collect and cook. As is often the case with many things in hunting, patience is rewarded.

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Anthony Bourdain Explains the Most Important Rule of Cooking Steaks