Credit: Pixabay

I take my steak pretty seriously.

Most of my strongest opinions, in fact, have to do with the preparation and cooking of beef. I have held grudges longer than the duration of actual wars when restaurants overcooked my New York strip or ribeye.

So a video that purports to hold the secret to the perfect steak seasoning naturally caught my eye.

Basically the gist is this: steak that is salted and then allowed to sit at least 40 minutes tastes better than steak that is seasoned and then immediately grilled.

That’s because the salt draws the moisture out of the beef. The longer you wait, the more that salty moisture is allowed to seep back into the steak, which makes it more tender and tasty.

That seems to make sense. And others have backed up the claim, although, like any big issue worth arguing about, there is some disagreement.

Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...