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Here's Why It Pays To Always Baste Your Steak With Butter
Butter basting delivers an improved flavor and texture to your steak with the simplest of techniques. It allows you to get the perfect sear on your steak.
Since you only need to baste for a minute at the end of cooking, you can cook a dry steak in a scorching hot pan and develop a great crust without any moisture getting in the way.
Basting also helps the steak cook more quickly and evenly, preventing the interior from getting overdone by applying butter on all sides. The butter will even impact the taste.
Butter's richness adds depth and complements steak, and can carry other flavors from ingredients such as rosemary, garlic, or shallots.