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Old 05-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Meat out of the fridge before cooking

While grocery shopping and returning home, I had a piece of meat (steak, flank) that was out of its refridgerated condition for about 30-45 minutes. Is there any potential risk if I cook and eat the steak? Normally I try to get the meat very last and return home immediately so that it is only out for 15-20 minutes. It was an overcast 55 degree (F) day. Am I just being paranoid?

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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I would say if you are going to cook it now.. it would be fine. I like to bring steaks to room temperature before I put them to the fire.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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I would say if you are going to cook it now.. it would be fine. I like to bring steaks to room temperature before I put them to the fire.
That is not quite the case, I got the steak yesterday and was planning to cook it tomorrow evening.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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Don't worry. It was not away from refrigeration long enough to make a difference. Cook, and enjoy it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Meh, you're fine. Just don't leave it past tomorrow.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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>>Am I just being paranoid?

yes
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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I usually let my meat rest for around 2 hours, just to get it close to room temp...
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:37 AM   #8
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I usually let my meat rest for around 2 hours, just to get it close to room temp...
You must keep a pretty warm kitchen. I've left meat out six hours that had only gotten to 60F. It was a small roast though.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:42 AM   #9
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Isn't the "worry time" if the food is in the danger zone(40-140 iirc from school) about 3 or 4 hrs? Mind you, that was 20yrs ago.....er I mean 2 yrs ago.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:56 AM   #10
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General rule of thumb is food should not be in the danger zone for more than 2 hours. The OP should not have any issue with his steak.

As far as letting steak come to room temp before putting it on the heat, this has been shown to not do anything.
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