I feel like I’m just asking for a slap in the face from every notable chef that’s ever lived, but it’s got to be said – you can cook a steak in the microwave.
Granted, this may not be the best or even the most appropriate method for cooking meat, but it is possible, which means there’s hope for those of us who still need our training wheels on when it comes to cooking or just don’t have access to a grill or stove.
Steak is one of those things that one would think to be challenging but is really rather simple. With the right cut, all it needs is salt, pepper and timing.
So producing a beautiful, tasty steak via the microwave is certainly achievable, but there are a few important things to remember when doing so:
Cooking on HIGH will cook your steak faster but not necessarily better. Cooking on MEDIUM for a longer amount of time will make sure the meat remains extra juicy.
Cooking time will vary depending on how thick your steak is and how you like it cooked, but this method will yield a medium-cooked steak.
Your finished microwave steak should be slightly reminiscent of one of those “easy A” classes — sure, you didn’t have to think too hard or put in a significant amount of effort to achieve the end result, but nevertheless, that result is still satisfying.
Now I can enjoy my steak, relax, and catch up on Empire.