At this point, you may think you know all there is to know about Meghan Markle: the charities she supports, her every acting role (down to her Deal or No Deal days), where to buy every pair of Manolos or wrap coat she’s worn. And sure, you know that she’s so into food she once had a lifestyle blog named after her favorite type of wine, The Tig (short for Tignanello). But there’s one thing you may not know: She has an ingenious cooking secret for making steak taste even better.
During an interview with her for Delish, she mentioned that before she serves steak at home, she always adds one finishing touch: a squirt of lemon juice. "Nobody tastes the lemon, but it really brings out the steak's flavor," she said. You may have heard of putting lemon on raw steak to tenderize it, as part of a marinade, but after it’s cooked? As it turns out, there’s a reason why citrus works so well here.
Just like you add lemon juice to fish to brighten the flavor, you can use it to enhance a steak. The acidity of the juice cuts through the greasiness of the steak, complementing the salty, charred exterior of a filet hot off the grill. It also literally makes your mouth water, Slate found, making each bite of that dish seem all the more irresistible.
So, if your steak’s a little too well done? Add lemon. You bought a cheaper cut and you need to jazz it up? Add lemon. You want to swipe on some RevitaLash, throw your hair into an artfully undone chignon, and pretend you’re the Duchess of Sussex as you dig into a filet mignon? Well, you get the idea. And if you’re feeling really fancy, upgrade from the simple spritz of citrus and try topping your steak with our lemon-herb sauce instead. It’s fit for a royal, we’d say.