Source: America’s Test Kitchen/YouTubeThe frozen steaks had a thinner band of grey overcooked steak under the crust, meaning that there was more tasty meat!The frozen steaks also lost an average of 9% less moisture throughout the cooking process.
But of course, the most important test was the taste test. Everyone preferred the taste of the frozen steaks!
The reason for this is due to the colder temperature of the inside of the steak. The frozen interior takes longer to overcook. That means you can brown the meat without ruining the inside.
But now that you know frozen steak is better than thawed steak, you might be wondering if there’s anything else that you can do to enhance the flavor. The answer is yes!
Firstly, don’t put the steak in a Ziploc bag before freezing. Instead, freeze the steaks as flat as you can, with the meat being uncovered, resting on top of a parchment baking sheet.
Secondly, once the steaks are completely frozen solid, then you should wrap the steaks in plastic wrap and then put them in a Ziploc bag.
Those two steps make the steak brown faster and lead to less splatter.