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ShakeyPushDown Sun 04-Jan-15 19:24:43

I get a steak in a shrink-wrapped tray from the local convenience store. Instructions say to remove from packaging and place on a large plate for 10 minutes before cooking.

A LARGE plate? Pfft! I'm such a rebel, I put it on a SMALL plate for 10 minutes.

Take that you authoritarian food nazis!

LadyLuck10 Sun 04-Jan-15 19:25:37


LadyLuck10 Sun 04-Jan-15 19:26:46


Trills Sun 04-Jan-15 19:36:15

You might get raw steak juice everywhere.

Then there will be GERMS

woowoo22 Sun 04-Jan-15 19:43:01


Goldmandra Sun 04-Jan-15 19:46:39

I hope it's special colour coded raw meat plate wink

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 04-Jan-15 19:47:42


wowfudge Sun 04-Jan-15 19:48:35

Is it a white Asda plate or one with a floral pattern? That's what I'd like to know. And are you in the North East OP?

UncrushedParsley Sun 04-Jan-15 19:49:00

Live on the edge, I say.

ithoughtofitfirst Sun 04-Jan-15 19:49:17


Tykeisagirl Sun 04-Jan-15 19:50:42

Whatever you do don't lend a friend the plate, she might give it back on a night out and start crying.

HolyTerror Sun 04-Jan-15 19:51:15

Uncrushed, I think you mean 'liver on the edge'....

I'm wasted in my day job.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 04-Jan-15 19:51:36

Call yourself a rebel?! Pah!

Now if you were a real rebel you would have only left it on the plate for 9 minutes before cooking shock

windchime Sun 04-Jan-15 19:53:14

You should have got some naice ham for your dinner tea. You will never fit in here otherwise.

AlpacaPicnic Sun 04-Jan-15 19:53:40

That's exactly the kind of small victory I would revel in too.
<fist bumps op>

UncrushedParsley Sun 04-Jan-15 19:55:07

<Holy> grin

lemisscared Sun 04-Jan-15 19:57:10

your steak will be vile

OddFodd Sun 04-Jan-15 20:09:50

I put some flea stuff on the back of my cats' necks earlier and was idly (because I've done it monthly for ever) reading the instructions and it says 'Caution: Flammable. Keep animal away from fire and flames for 30 minutes after application'.

I ignored their silly instructions and threw the cat on the fire anyway. Pah! Take that with your diktat!

Jux Sun 04-Jan-15 20:14:31

I think they should specify what sort of plate, glass, ceramic, bone china. Makes a difference you know.

Chavaloy Sun 04-Jan-15 20:24:31

Ahhhh! The big plate was to catch any blood as the steak comes to room temperature. After you've cooked your steak you should let it 'rest' for a couple of minutes, so that the meat can relax and any excess liquid will be rejected and needed liquid will be absorbed. Obviously it should be served on a lovely white ASDA plate!

CheeseBuster Sun 04-Jan-15 20:28:55

I don't put it on a plate, I just cut the plastic and let it hang out on its tray for about an hour- yes a full hour <feels like such a rebel>

capsium Sun 04-Jan-15 20:30:02

I do the high adrenaline version and tip my meat straight from it's packaging into the pan! Woo Hoo!

slithytove Sun 04-Jan-15 20:34:33

oddfodd grin

CombineBananaFister Sun 04-Jan-15 20:34:55

Hahaha - 'stick it to the man' indeed. I am with you on this one. Joking aside I take a disproportionate amount of pleasure in disobeying unimportant instructions (because am far too polite/diligent to ignore important ones) but I can't stand being told what to either grin

Doing this is what stops me be an actual arguementative difficult arsehole - here's to petty rulebreaking !! hope your steak tastes even better for your truimph

WeAllHaveWings Sun 04-Jan-15 20:36:47

So put it on a plate for 10 mins before cooking. Then cook, then put on another plate (as last one contaminated with raw meat) to rest and then serve on a 3rd lovely white ASDA plate.

Too much washing up for one bloody (i like mine rare) steak!

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