Steak

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Steak

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I don't actually like steak
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Hey how do you like your steak?

Also I guess tell us what your favorite cut is. I like strip steaks, more tender than ribeye but not as ridiculously priced as a filet mignon. I buy an entire choice loin for about $7 a pound at the butcher shop.... but I have been eyeballing the $16/pound prime cuts at Costco. My Mom bought them once and gave me one and yeah, I could taste the difference.
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Rare is for pussies. Real men eat it raw.

As in, beef jerky.
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I like them rare or medium rare, but no more.

I also like them made sous vide style. Best filets I've ever had.
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Medium rare. Always.

I can't order rare because I've gotten too many raw steaks ordering medium rare. I can't imagine how much that number would climb if I ordered rare. Plus, every chef on the planet can't be wrong, right? Thus, medium rare is the "right" way to cook a steak.

Ribeye for the cut. The most flavorful cut of meat by a mile. Although, when I'm at Nagura I always get the filet and chicken. My wife gets the sirloin. Then she tries mine and freaks at how much better it tastes than hers. Every. Fucking. Time.

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I always ask for my steaks done medium when I get them at a restaurant. I find when I do they usually come out a little more on the rare side anyways and ends up being a medium rare in my opinion. I've never asked for a medium and gotten a medium/well but I've had plenty that come out medium/rare.

As far as cut, sure I like the ribeye, but sometimes the fat content is just a little too much for me. I don't really care to chew on fat for a minute before I swallow. So I guess I like the more lean strip steak over the fatty ribeye.
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Ask your waitress at any steak joint if the chefs tend to cook over or under. A good place/employee will be able to answer that question. That'll help you get the cook temp you want when ordering.
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Leisher wrote:I can't order rare because I've gotten too many raw steaks ordering medium rare.
That's interesting, because the reason I never order a steak that costs less than $30... meaning it isn't in a high-end steakhouse... is because I order rare, and get medium well, every goddam time. I really don't understand it. The expensive places know how to do it right, but then I have to deal with the tight-ass atmosphere, and I don't like that either.

No place can make a steak that tastes better (to me) than what comes off my back porch grill.
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Leisher wrote:Ribeye for the cut. The most flavorful cut of meat by a mile.
Generally I find that to be true... the higher level of marbling in a ribeye means a little more flavor, but then you need to saw at it and chew each bite for two minutes. My personal preference are the strip cuts, because they are more tender.... and not all meat is created equally. You can get a strip steak with more marbling... and supposedly more flavor... than a ribeye, but then you're going to pay for it. At Costco it costs $16/pound to visit a New York Strip in that particular flavor country.
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Have you been to Final Cut in the casino yet? Crazy expensive. (Whatever you're imagining, triple it.) However, I hear they make a good steak.
the higher level of marbling in a ribeye means a little more flavor, but then you need to saw at it and chew each bite for two minutes.
Oddly, I've never had that issue with a ribeye steak. Now ribeye on a sandwich? Brutal to eat.
At Costco it costs $16/pound to visit a New York Strip in that particular flavor country.
Next time I'm there I'm going to get a couple and try them out.
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Leisher wrote: Next time I'm there I'm going to get a couple and try them out.
The one time I made one, I had all kinds of warnings about how to prepare it properly... like how to sear it in a pan, yadah yaddah.

After it had aged a few days I just did my own thing on a super-hot grill, each side about 3 minutes, and if it could possibly have been better another way I'd probably literally ejaculate into my pants from the mouth pleasure the steak would give me. That means it was really good.

But don't just throw it on the George Foreman and expect a good piece of $16/pound meat, is what I'm saying.
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I'm still thinking about that Ribeye, and I have to ask if you're cutting it correctly? Cutting beef the wrong way will make it chewy.

We do have a Foreman, but we only ever use it in a pinch. Mainly for burgers when it's raining.

If you don't have cast iron racks on your grill, look into them. (Google mangrate) They make a huge difference.
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I don't believe in putting stuff between my meat and the fire. Might as well be cooking in a pan, or in the broiler. I like as much fire licking the flesh as possible.

It really irritates me at a family barbecue when everyone shares the grill to cook their own stuff, and some schmuck puts aluminum foil on the grill so they can fry their hamburgers. What the ever loving fuck.

I just wait until they are done so I can cook my shit properly.
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Man Grates are a grate... It's not a cast iron frying pan or anything like that. It's the same grill top used in those fancy steak restaurants you covet.

And yes, I hate the aluminum foil thing too.

Ever been to a barbecue where some asshole throws fish on the grill with everything else? I think you should be allowed to legally punch them.
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I've used aluminum foil for fish (wrapped up)... but I prefer it straight on the grill.
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Leisher wrote:Ever been to a barbecue where some asshole throws fish on the grill with everything else? I think you should be allowed to legally punch them.
Grilled fish is awesome. Fuckest thou.
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Malcolm wrote:
Leisher wrote:Ever been to a barbecue where some asshole throws fish on the grill with everything else? I think you should be allowed to legally punch them.
Grilled fish is awesome. Fuckest thou.
Grilled fish is awesome.

But grilled fish with other food on the same grill is not. Microwaving that shit at work is also not awesome.
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But grilled fish with other food on the same grill is not. Microwaving that shit at work is also not awesome.
Exactly.

Cooking 101: Don't cook fish on the same grill as your other proteins.
Grilled fish is awesome. Fuckest thou.
So you can go eat a bag of dicks with your selfish ass cooking style.
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He probably want his bag of dicks on a grill with aluminum foil, too.
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Stop cluttering up my grill with your non-aquatic fare.
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