Poll: How Do You Like Your Steak

How Do You Eat Your Steak?


  • Total voters
    280

displaced

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2003
1,425
180
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Well done.

Not a particularly big fan of blood pooling in my gravy. And it simply must be eaten with gen-u-ine Colman's English Mustard and with potato and broccoli. A really nice gravy, too... with fresh mint and pepper.
 

bartelby

macrumors Core
Jun 16, 2004
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rdowns said:
Poll- Is this the most inane poll ever?
No more inane than 90% of the other polls!

displaced said:
Well done.

Not a particularly big fan of blood pooling in my gravy. And it simply must be eaten with gen-u-ine Colman's English Mustard and with potato and broccoli. A really nice gravy, too... with fresh mint and pepper.

GRAVY?!:eek:

Steak, mushrooms fries and maybe a splash of Tabasco!
What more do you need?
 
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CompUser

Guest
Why eat it dead when you can eat it live?


I prefer Medium Rare to Medium. Well done steak to me tastes like a hamburger.
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
11,966
375
Well done? Blergh!!

I'll have mine Rare please waiter. I'd rather not have a steak that's been chucked around the kitchen, zapped in the microwave, deep-fried and then grilled. Cause Chefs HATE cooking steaks well-done.

A proper steak shouldn't need any sauce. But I like mine marinaded, cooked to perfection (rare) and served with some chips and vegies and either Dianne sauce or every now and then just a dash of the old "dead horse" on the side - tops at a BBQ.
 
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Lau

Guest
I like mine differently in different moods. :p

I used to always like it well done, and still do at times, where it's nice and crispy on the outside and any fat is golden brown and tasty. However, I do like them a bit rare too, these days — still as brown as you can get it on the outside, but the inside still pink. I'd have ketchup with the well done one, but not the rarer one. It's like two separate foods, they taste so different.

Having said that, I rarely eat steak. It's not often I fancy a giant piece of meat like that, I'm more of a bits of meat in something else kind of girl. And I definitely prefer lamb over beef, myself. Beef's got a funny taste to it.
 

Chundles

macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
11,966
375
lexus said:
How do you know?
I've worked in the industry for nearly ten years. Nothing makes a Chef more annoyed than getting an order for a well-done steak.
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
Well done is awful... wastes good steak by making it tougher to chew.

I'll have it rare to medium rare... and no need for sauces with a good bit of beef. Just serve it with some black pepper, new potatoes and brocolli or green beans. Fabulous...

My mouth is watering now... might have to stop at the butchers on the way home :D
 

iGav

macrumors G3
Mar 9, 2002
9,025
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Applespider said:
I lick my lips when I see those little lambs gambolling in the fields :eek:
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Hate steak.
Hate lamb.
Hate fish.
Hate pork.

Luv Wimpy's™ :D
 
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Lau

Guest
Applespider said:
Pink with garlic and rosemary...

I lick my lips when I see those little lambs gambolling in the fields :eek:

"Garlic, rosemary and salt". :D Agreed though, best combination ever.

I loves me some lamb — all savoury on the outside and slightly pink in the middle. <drools>

(Good to see you back, by the way! :) )
 

displaced

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2003
1,425
180
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Lau said:

"Garlic, rosemary and salt". :D Agreed though, best combination ever.

I loves me some lamb — all savoury on the outside and slightly pink in the middle. <drools>

(Good to see you back, by the way! :) )
Yum *drool*.

... and here's me sat at my desk eating Weetabix for lunch.

Grr. So hungry.

Applespider said:
I lick my lips when I see those little lambs gambolling in the fields
I chase them round the field, yelling "Mint Sauce!!!!"

... but only at weekends.
 

mouchoir

macrumors 6502a
Apr 29, 2004
654
0
London, UK
It's true...

lexus said:
How do you know?
Asking for a steak well done is like insulting the chefs mother.

You are asking them to take a beautiful juicy textured piece of meat and reduce it to a tough dry one. It's their art you see, and it breaks their hearts to ruin good ingredients.
 

bartelby

macrumors Core
Jun 16, 2004
19,797
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Applespider said:
Pink with garlic and rosemary...

I lick my lips when I see those little lambs gambolling in the fields :eek:

Mmmmmmmmm, Where's the drooling smiley when you need it??


On a visit to Paris I had duck, cooked rare and bloody!
Now that was nice!!!
When I go back I'll have it again!!!


mouchoir said:
You are asking them to take a beautiful juicy textured piece of meat and reduce it to a tough dry one. It's their art you see, and it breaks their hearts to ruin good ingredients.
Any food over cooked is nasty!
My favourite Sunday dinner is:

Roast Lamb (nice and pink)
Raw carrots
Raw white cabbage
Golden brown roast potatos
Steamed fresh peas
Mint sauce
Gravy!
MMmmMMmMmmmmmmmm...