Do you like to eat your steak raw too?

@Bellapop (1281)
June 28, 2010 5:28pm CST
I actually have to have mine completely cooked, I can't stand having it slightly raw, although I have at times had steak which was still slightly undercooked, and I must admit, I did taste the better difference. However, I have also seen some people who eat it only half done, and even watch those who just cook it for literally 2 seconds and then serve it up onto the plate, still with red blood oozing and dripping from it!! Why?! Isn't it dangerous to eat it this way? E.g. bacteria, etc.. and surely it isn't worth risking food poisoning for the apparent taste if it is because of this...?
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@cher913 (25897)
• Canada
28 Jun 10
i like my steak fairly rare. i think it tastes better then the steak being over cooked.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
28 Jun 10
Agreed, it tastes much better than when it is over cooked. Well done steak just seems like cardboard to me. And by the way you other people, it isn't blood, it is myoglobin; the cows are bled at the slaughterhouse, and very little blood is actually left in the meat as a result of this.
@Bellapop (1281)
29 Jun 10
Ah, thisis interesting I never knew this. But what is myoglobin, just another form of the blood isn't it? I know it does seem to taste better, but it's still going to be raw...?
29 Jun 10
I have mine well-done also, never mind if its not as juicy but at least I know its fully cooked. I don't eat sushi as well.
@Bellapop (1281)
23 Jul 10
I usually have mine well done, just so that all the bacteria is killed off, I know it doesn't taste as good, but slowly I've been giving in to the temptation to undercook it a little...I love Sushi! - though the only raw fish I'll eat is the raw Salmon but with lots of chilli sauce, apparently it helps to kills of the bacteria as well...
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Hi, Bellapop I like my steak well done too. Not charred nor cardboard-like cooked, just well done. I do not think I can eat it raw. I eat raw fish and other seafood but with beef? I do not think so. I would be too scared of food poisoning. Cheers!
@Bellapop (1281)
29 Jun 10
Hi Rainegirl, :) It's true, well-done steak doesn't have to be cardboard like in taste, as long as it's been cooked well, it takes a highly skilled cook to be able to cook the steak properly and keep it tasting fantastic!
@aquariand (467)
28 Jun 10
I like my steak well done I cannot eat it if there is any blood running out of it
@Bellapop (1281)
28 Jun 10
Bravo! I totally agree as well, can't stand having any blood oozing out of it, it just makes me paranoid about food poisoning...
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
22 Jul 10
I like it well done. I can't even look at people eating a bloody steak. It's not the best scene. Not even talking about the risk of getting diseases.