Need help please.....
This past weekend I grilled two boneless ribeyes, about 12-13 oz. each. They were about 1 inch thick. I bought the steaks that day, so they were not frozen. I did my usual prep work. I let the steaks sit for about 20 mins to get to room temperature. I brushed them w/ olive oil and seasoned w/ kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. I preheated the grill and rubbed the grates w/ oil. I did my normal routine that has produced great results. However, this time the steaks shrunk. So much so that I could have put them between 2 pieces of bread and made a sandwich. As a result of the shrinkage, the steaks cooked faster than I expected. So, I got medium steaks when I wanted medium rare.
This has never happened. I did go to a different meat market. Maybe they use a lower quality of meat?
Any suggestions on why my steaks shrunk??????