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[d]ragon
01-23-2011, 02:54 PM
(In the other thread, I forgot the poll)

This is for people who love steak. We can share recipes, favorite cuts of steak, cooking tips, favorite steakhouses, ect.

For myself, I love prime rib/rib-eye. The fattiness of the steak makes it so tender and flavorful. I do enjoy the occasional filet for its lean tenderness but my favorite by far is the rib steaks.

My favorite seasonings are just plain salt and pepper with a touch of garlic powder. I also like various types of spice rubs as well

Regrettably, I have not tried the New York strip steak yet but it's only a matter of time:)

With the poll, it's pretty straight forward. I enabled multiple choices because I like different doneness with different cuts. I like medium rare for most steaks but I will get rare with the less tender cuts; sometimes I will go with medium for tenderloins

For those who like well done, I have a quote from Paula Deen (chef)
"If you like your steaks well done, you should just order a hamburger" :twisted:
Seriously, nothing wrong with well done but my opinion is that well done doesn't do steaks justice. But if that's what you like, who am I to say otherwise?

blackfrido
01-23-2011, 03:56 PM
a question to Paula Deen (chef);
Have you ever eaten a well done steak in Argentina? Then I'd love to know your opinion Paula Deen (chef) :)

Ronaldo
01-23-2011, 04:09 PM
Prefer the other red meat, http://www.northlandbison.com/images/meatlogo.jpg

blackfrido
01-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Hey Paula Deen here you go, a real Argentinean churrasco (steak)
http://i53.tinypic.com/ief2mx.jpg

Ronaldo
01-23-2011, 04:21 PM
Hey Paula Deen here you go, a real Argentinean churrasco (steak)
http://i53.tinypic.com/ief2mx.jpg

Lean??????

[d]ragon
01-23-2011, 04:44 PM
a question to Paula Deen (chef);
Have you ever eaten a well done steak in Argentina? Then I'd love to know your opinion Paula Deen (chef) :)

I just found her quote pretty funny
I don't know how Argintinean beef tastes but I'm sure its delicious :)

[d]ragon
01-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Hey Paula Deen here you go, a real Argentinean churrasco (steak)
http://i53.tinypic.com/ief2mx.jpg

If we're talking like that, I'll take the rump any day of the week :twisted:

[d]ragon
01-23-2011, 04:45 PM
Prefer the other red meat, http://www.northlandbison.com/images/meatlogo.jpg

How does bison meat compare to beef? Maybe I'll pick up a pack next time at the store

Forehand Avenger
01-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I'm a steak guy. My favorite cut is the ribeye. As stated by the OP, the fat in this cut makes it one of the tastiest. Medium for me, quickly done, with just some salt (and rarely a few lemmon drops on each side.)

Oh, and I'm a pizza guy too. :)

Forehand Avenger
01-23-2011, 07:09 PM
ragon;5355092']How does bison meat compare to beef? Maybe I'll pick up a pack next time at the store
If I remember correctly, it's gamier, drier (less fat) and with a more fibrous consistency than beef. Not my thing, but it's supposed to be healthier for you because it has less fat.

Ronaldo
01-23-2011, 07:18 PM
ragon;5355092']How does bison meat compare to beef? Maybe I'll pick up a pack next time at the store

Rich, strong flavour but cook it at low temperatures. Very little marbling like horsemeat. It cooks quicker than beef.

r2473
01-23-2011, 08:18 PM
If it is prime, it will be great. It should be cooked medium rare. Simple seasoning. I want to taste the meat. The seasoning should enhance the meat flavor, not cover it.

If it is choice it is going to be really good. Probably still medium rare. Usually simple seasoning, but I can also go with a marinade.

If it is select (or worse), it won't be very good. I usually go well done here and would like the meat flavored beyond recognition. I don't want to be tasting the meat.

SirGounder
01-23-2011, 09:21 PM
I like ribeye cooked medium. It's just really rich and only needs some salt and pepper, maybe some butter to top it. The really thick cut, bone in ones are the best.

New York strips are good too when cooked medium rare. I think it shouldn't be cooked as much due to lower fat content. Again, salt, pepper, butter is great, but I think the steak holds up to some seasonings as well.

Lastly, I really love flank/skirt steak. I usually go for medium on this and use different marinades. It's a cheaper cut of beef but can still be tender if prepared right. Marinade for a long time - I've gone up to 2 days. Slice it against the grain. It's great for fajitas, etc.

As far as steakhouses go, I like Ruth's Chris. The prices are more reasonable (still pretty darn expensive if you ask me but less than Mastro's, Morton's etc.). I haven't eaten at a wide variety of steakhouses since I don't eat out much and like pretty any type of food.

matt.flynn60
01-24-2011, 04:17 AM
Cowboy ribeye, medium rare.

tennismonkey
01-24-2011, 07:50 AM
porterhouse, medium rare. salt, pepper, garlic. also like balsamic reduction or peter luger's steak sauce when the meat isn't as good.

SempreSami
01-24-2011, 07:53 AM
Medium rare fillet steak, phwoar.

T1000
01-24-2011, 08:00 AM
Medium for Filets

Medium-Rare for Ny strip and Tips

I don't like ribeye, not a fan of the fat

And Philly cheese steaks are awesome btw

JoelDali
01-24-2011, 09:02 AM
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e62647f60200f16d866ccb1b1/images/Mortons_Bar.jpg

ollinger
01-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Ostrich steaks are interesting -- very beef-like, not at all like any other bird you've eaten, but ultra-low fat like bison so keep it a little on the rare side. A local place sells ossie burgers, a good healthier alternative to hamburgers.

tennisnoob3
01-24-2011, 10:22 AM
what do you guys use for steak sauce?

r2473
01-24-2011, 10:23 AM
What is steak sauce?

dParis
01-24-2011, 08:59 PM
what do you guys use for steak sauce?
A fork. .

[d]ragon
01-26-2011, 11:09 PM
If I remember correctly, it's gamier, drier (less fat) and with a more fibrous consistency than beef. Not my thing, but it's supposed to be healthier for you because it has less fat.

Rich, strong flavour but cook it at low temperatures. Very little marbling like horsemeat. It cooks quicker than beef.

Sounds interesting. I'll probably have to do rare then since it doesnt have alot of marbling

[d]ragon
01-26-2011, 11:11 PM
Medium for Filets

Medium-Rare for Ny strip and Tips

I don't like ribeye, not a fan of the fat

And Philly cheese steaks are awesome btw

Eh, not sure Philly cheese steaks count but I love those too

[d]ragon
01-26-2011, 11:12 PM
Ostrich steaks are interesting -- very beef-like, not at all like any other bird you've eaten, but ultra-low fat like bison so keep it a little on the rare side. A local place sells ossie burgers, a good healthier alternative to hamburgers.

I've had ostrich meat once. I was really surprised it looks like beef instead of chicken. Not easy to find around here though

[d]ragon
01-26-2011, 11:14 PM
what do you guys use for steak sauce?

What is steak sauce?

A purist huh? :)

I like A1 on my steaks if its not prime. Au jus for standing rib roasts/prime rib

SoBad
01-26-2011, 11:16 PM
I like beef on the rare side, but cooked some. I don't want to eat just a raw piece of a cow.

Fedace
01-26-2011, 11:29 PM
Hey Paula Deen here you go, a real Argentinean churrasco (steak)
http://i53.tinypic.com/ief2mx.jpg

what is that blue thing on the butt ???

vive le beau jeu !
01-26-2011, 11:51 PM
no tartare option ?

tricky
02-15-2011, 09:36 PM
If you have an opportunity, definitely try hanger/onglet steak. It looks more like beef scrap than a regular steak, but it has a depth of flavor akin to dry-aged beef.

ryushen21
02-16-2011, 06:12 AM
I'm definitely a ribeye man but I prefer the dry-aged, bone-in/cowboy style. Never cooked above medium rare with a little fresh ground pepper, garlic salt and a pat or two of butter on top.

When I cook at home for my family, I'll ribeye or chuck eye steaks and flavor them up with a good rub but I hardly ever use sauce. Believe me, I die a little inside when I see my wife or kids put ketchup on their steak. It's sacrilege.

JohnnyCracker
02-17-2011, 02:53 AM
ketchup on steak? Divorce that woman.

ryushen21
02-17-2011, 06:20 AM
ketchup on steak? Divorce that woman.

I know. I love her with all my heart and she's carrying my child at present. No matter what she puts on her steak I won't divorce her.