Poll: How Do You Like Your Steak

How Do You Eat Your Steak?


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seanf

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Aug 8, 2006
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mouchoir said:
You are asking them to take a beautiful juicy textured piece of meat and reduce it to a tough dry one
99% of the well-done steaks I've ever had have been perfectly tender and moist. There's nothing more off-putting than a bloody piece of meat :yuck:

Sean :)
 

Abstract

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Dec 27, 2002
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seanf said:
Surely you mean a well-done steak with fried onions, chips and peas?

Sean :)
Exactly. No sauces, please. It covers up the taste of the steak. ;)

Medium rare = perfect. Not too raw, and obviously not too overcooked. Undercooked beef, or raw/rare beef doesn't have the same flavour that I like, so I'd rather eat medium rare than rare or raw or something. Cooked steak just has a great flavour that you shouldn't cover up with any sauces.


Actually, I eat completely raw beef as well, but only when served in a Korean dish (I think it's "dolsot biebimbap", but I can't remember the specific type, or how to spell it :eek: ).
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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lexus said:
It is really bad to eat poultry uncooked.

It wasn't uncooked!
It was rare, hot in the middle. Done properly!
I suffered no ill effects.
 

nbs2

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Mar 31, 2004
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Depends on the marinade. When I was younger, when winter rolled around, it wasn't possible to grill, so we would broil. Broiling demands a strong marinade that also serves as a gravy. When that happened, anything from just shy of medium rare to a hint beyond was acceptable.

In the summer, when either a light marinade or no marinade at all is used, about halfway from medium rare to medium is perfect. I find that the seared exterior is not too much hotter than the cooler center (as opposed to medium rare which I find too cool), but the meat is still moist and flavorful.
 

technicolor

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Dec 21, 2005
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seanf said:
99% of the well-done steaks I've ever had have been perfectly tender and moist. There's nothing more off-putting than a bloody piece of meat :yuck:

Sean :)
I agree. I only eat well done...who wants to eat raw meat..ugh. I never understood this rare stuff.

Ive never had a problem chewing a well done steak
 

njmac

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Jan 6, 2004
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Sometimes black and blue (if at a great steak house) or rare everywhere else.

I had a beautiful leg of lamb last night... rubbed with a new (freshly pressed) chilean olive oil, rosemary, garlic and salt and pepper. Basmati rice with sauteed mixed vegetables from our garden on the side ( red pepper, pattypan squash, cherry tomatoes, green beeans.)
 

Phat Elvis

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Dec 26, 2005
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njmac said:
Sometimes black and blue (if at a great steak house) or rare everywhere else.

I had a beautiful leg of lamb last night... rubbed with a new (freshly pressed) chilean olive oil, rosemary, garlic and salt and pepper. Basmati rice with sauteed mixed vegetables from our garden on the side ( red pepper, pattypan squash, cherry tomatoes, green beeans.)
No fair, gloating from the professional chef.

I like my steak rare with a seared outside to keep the juices in. Preferably on my own grill - I'm often disappointed by steakhouses.
 

njmac

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Jan 6, 2004
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Phat Elvis said:
No fair, gloating from the professional chef.

I like my steak rare with a seared outside to keep the juices in. Preferably on my own grill - I'm often disappointed by steakhouses.
haha... we don't eat that well every night. ;)

You have to find a great steakhouse, most are disappointing. Its not easy finding well marbled prime meat on your own.
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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njmac said:
haha... we don't eat that well every night. ;)

You have to find a great steakhouse, most are disappointing. Its not easy finding well marbled prime meat on your own.
There's some top Wagyu beef over here, it just costs a pretty penny.

The Japanese are importing it from us and they were the ones who first came out with the stuff.
 

lexus

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Mar 26, 2006
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Chundles said:
There's some top Wagyu beef over here, it just costs a pretty penny.

The Japanese are importing it from us and they were the ones who first came out with the stuff.
ITs also called Kobe beef and I love burgers made from it.
 

relimw

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May 6, 2004
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mouchoir said:
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.
Obviously you don't have chefs that know what they're doing, we have a couple of good places that do an excellent job (not chain rest.). I cook them medium well to well done at home, and they're juicy and tender.

A good steak doesn't need anything with it, no sauce or marinade, just straight up, maybe a touch of salt & pepper to taste.
 

notjustjay

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Sep 19, 2003
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Canada, eh?
I don't need to eat much steak to satisfy me these days -- a 4 to 6 oz cut is just fine -- I like it medium.

Lamb is something I need to spend more time discovering :D
 

mattthemutt

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Jun 13, 2004
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I always take it medium rare. I like a small, lean fillet with a light peppercorn sauce, rosemary french fries and some assorted vegetables.

Steak has to be my favourite meal.
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Well done, please. It's not every place that can do it properly.

If I'm doing it myself, I create a teriyaki marinade and let the strips of steak sit in it for 24 hours before grilling it. Otherwise, onions and mushrooms and a bit of gravy is good on the side.
 

lexus

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bousozoku said:
Well done, please. It's not every place that can do it properly.

If I'm doing it myself, I create a teriyaki marinade and let the strips of steak sit in it for 24 hours before grilling it. Otherwise, onions and mushrooms and a bit of gravy is good on the side.
Anyone can do well done.