I've found the backlash to my preference for well done to be surprising which has led me to question the reason why I like my steak well done.
My well done steak must use the best quality steak and not the worst, I want no chef that considers a well cooked steak to be worse than a rare cooked steak.
I suppose this statement comes from a well done steak I had at a restaurant about a year ago. I usual don't order steak but this was a special discount steak night at this venue. The meat they served me was a screwy little thing and it wasn't particularly enjoyable. I considered that if they severed me a good quality steak well done I would enjoy it.
Its not like I haven't tried tried rare steak so I am sure I don't like it. So what is my deal with liking my steak well done? I found this to be interesting:https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/i … 511AAnEYov
The best reply considers the individual who likes a well cooked steak to not like a steak bloody, they consider the risk of bacteria, and they dislike the texture. I don't find bloodiness and risk of bacteria to be a concern but I certainly don't like the texture so that is definitely a factor. I also suppose there is another reason: could it be I just don't like the taste of plain beef?
Ok I'm a total cooking noob and I don't enjoy cooking but overseas I needed to learn a little bit because I had to eat something. I was taught to sear the steak on both sides then put it in the oven for about 15 minutes: bang well done steak. It worked great with chicken, pork and lamb back-strap which may of lead to my bias for well done steak but retrospectively thinking about it beef still has never tasted great to me even when I cook it my self.
Maybe when I have beef I like it cooked to shit because its the only way I can bare it. Not to say I still like beef when its apart of something like a stir fry or a pasta or sausage or something.