Cooking grass fed steaks can be made quickly to save as much nutrition as possible and also made tasty with a few tips.
Grass fed meats come from cows that were raised on pasture and eat grass not grains. 100% grass fed or grass finished is the best type of meat to eat!
And you will need to watch how long you cook grass fed meats because this type of meat has a different fat profile than grain fed meats.
Cooking Grass Fed Steaks
Just be sure to only use a good quality saturated or monounsaturated fat that can take the heat.
Stay away from polyunsaturated or rancid oils.
And cooking grass fed meats on the rare side is best for nutrition as well as taste.
Cooking Rare Steaks
Basic Cooking Times for Grass Fed Steaks
Cooking a rare steak is fairly simple and it's also the quickest way
to cook the perfect steak. The following cooking times are for grass
fed steaks with
a 3/4 to 1 inch thickness.
Blue Rare Steak is on the very rare side. A blue rare
steak will be cool and very red in the center. Cook this steak in a hot pan
for approximately 1 minute per side.
Rare Steak should be
slightly warm inside and bright red in the center. Cook this steak in a
hot pan for approximately 1 1/2 minutes per side.
Medium Rare Steak will be warm inside and be
mostly pink with a tiny bit of red in the center. Cook this steak in a
hot pan for approximately 2 minutes per side.
Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your steak and the amount of heat in your pan.
Cooking a Blue Rare Steak
I love blue rare steaks! And once in a while you will find a restaurant that will prepare this type of steak for you.
A couple of big tips on making a tasty steak is having your meat at room temperature before cooking and letting it rest a few minutes after cooking.
And please use a safe cooking pan like cast iron, ceramic, or stainless steel to safely cook your grass fed meat.
Why Grass Fed Meat is Better?
The difference between grain fed and grass fed cow products is dramatic
Grass fed meats contain two to six times more Omega 3 fatty acids than cows fed grains
Grass fed meats will contain quite a bit more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which offers more protection from cancer
Vitamin content is higher in grass fed meats like Vitamin E and therefore, lowers your risk of heart disease
More beta-carotene content in grass also means more Vitamin A in your meats
Grass fed cows tend to lack the chemicals or antibiotics which are probably found in all factory farmed animals
The risk of getting Mad Cow Disease is virtually eliminated with grass fed meats
Buy Your Meat from "Real" Farmers!!
Not all grass fed steaks will be 100% grass fed or grass finished -
beware! And each day that an animal spends in a feedlot, its supply of
Omega 3 is diminished.
Grain feeding promotes the growth of dangerous E. Coli that is more
likely to pass through your stomach and infect your colon. When cows are fed grass, the amount of dangerous E.Coli decreases dramatically probably along with other parasites.
Also,Nano Bacteria is abundant in grain fed animals and another reason to choose grass fed meats! Grass fed cows end up with more Omega 3 fatty acids which play an essential role in every cell and system in your body.
It's an essential nutrient for your brain and helps to combat depression, attention deficit disorder, and schizophrenia.