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It's hard to cook a thick steak medium-rare. If you don’t give it enough time to temper, you end up with a steak that has a cold reddish-blue center. If the meat is not at room temperature,  you can easily overcook the peripheral meat by the time the internal temperature reaches 125-130° Fahrenheit. That’s where “hot tubbing” comes in. This is a tempering technique that provides a consistent temperature throughout a piece of meat by submerging it in lukewarm water. Meat that has been tempered in a “hot tub” requires less heat to raise the internal temperature, which in turn leads to less overcooking. How to...

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