Blue steak is a steak that has been cooked on the grill for a minimal amount of time and is about as close as you can get to eating raw meat. This is why it is also referred to as an extra rare steak, the polar opposite of a well-done steak. While this by no means is a common request there are some people that love blue steak!
Yes, you can! Blue steak is actually quite popular due to its extremely delicate texture and the melt-in-the-mouth sensation you get while eating it. To make blue steak the piece of meat is generally cooked on a grill for approximately 1-2 minutes until the internal temp reads 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the meat thermometer.
It is worth noting that your blue steak will not actually come blue. The reason it is called blue steak is that the raw steak is a blueish color before it is cooked, this is because when the blood in the steak is not exposed to the air is becomes deoxygenated. Then exposure to air will return it to the reddish hue we associate cuts of meat with.
When you think about undercooked meats you think of harmful bacteria and the risks associated with this. In order to eliminate the risk of food poisoning, there is one golden rule that you have to follow, you must seal the entire outer surface of the raw beef before eating.
This is because the bacteria will be on the outer surface of your raw steak if it's present. This means that by cooking the entire surface any bacteria will be destroyed.
Another practice to adhere to to reduce the risk of food poisoning is to sterilize grill tongs after placing the raw beef on the grill and before turning the steak over, and then again before taking the steak off the grill.
The great thing about this is that you don't need much to cook the perfect steak!
No, they are not the same thing. As you already know, blue steak is an extra rare steak that has been cooked for a minimal amount of time on either side. Blue steak is cooked on a moderate flame compared to the flame black and blue steak is cooked on. The very hot flame they use to cook black and blue steak makes it charred and black on the outside while the inside is very cool, just a tony but hotter than a blue steak.
Hopefully, you now have more of a knowledge of blue steaks and feel confident enough to try cooking one yourself. As long as you follow the instructions we provided we can assure you that they are perfectly safe to eat and there is no risk of food poisoning.
If you are not yet confident enough of cooking one yourself maybe next time you are at a restaurant and are ordering steak why not give a blue steak a go!