Originally Posted by ExhaustedSpark
Ok now for another Question regarding Resting. If i want a med rare steak and i let it rest does it not continue cooking from the heat of the meat to med or even med rare?
I am talking about after i pull it off the grill and let it rest.
Yes, meat continues to cook after you pull it from the grill, but it will only gain a small amount of degrees, unless wrapped in foil. Foiling could possible add a few more degrees, especially if it is in the medium-well to well done stage. Since you want a medium rare steak, which is around 135 to 140º internal, it is not going to gain as much as if you pulled off a medium- well done steak, which is at 155 to 160º internal. We tend to like the medium rare, so I pull it off at 138 or so and might end up with it around 140 to 141º when we are ready to dine. But no, you will not pull off a medium-rare steak and have it rest and end up medium-well (which is what I think you meant to type in your question)