Questions about beef steaks: New York strip, sirloin, rib-eye, filet, etc.

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How do you cook grass-fed beef so it is not tough?

I recently went to a farmers market and bought some grass-fed beef. I went with what we normally buy, and got a couple of bone-in thick cut ribeye. I typically prepare this by liberally applying ...
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Do you achieve better results from marinating if you poke holes in the meat beforehand?

Usually when I marinate any kind of meat (usually chicken or steak), I always just stick the whole piece of meat in marinade and let it sit for X hours. My question is, is it possible to achieve ...
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Sous Vide Beef steaks look overcooked at 59°C and 56.5°C

I have just started cooking steaks in my sous vide machine. I am getting results when cooking sous vide that do not agree with the theory and instructions I have read. For my experiments I have ...
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Why do you marinade steak with onions?

Most recipes call for onions when marinading steak, but...why?
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Is there a difference between Kansas City strip and New York strip?

Wikipedia gives the impression that Kansas City strip refers to the same cut as New York strip. Are they really the same cuts? If so, which name is more "authentic"? And if not, what's the difference ...
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What kind of steak is this?

I'm trying to identify what this steak is typically called, so I can know whether I am trimming and preparing it properly. I've been unable to find any photos of similar cuts. I recently purchased a ...
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How do you properly cook a steak?

I love steaks so much, that I would like to get a green card and live in the States just to enjoy good steaks whenever I want. When I try to cook a steak at home (I live in Italy), it always turns ...
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How do they Prepare Steak so fast in Restaurants?

I've been wondering how restaurants are able to serve food so fast. How are they able to serve thick steaks in 20 - 30 minutes? Here's the process that I know of: Bring the steak to room ...
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How do you prepare a steak to be rare and very rare (blue)?

I really enjoy steak, and the lowest I've gone is medium rare in terms of how it's prepared. My questions are: How do you prepare a steak to be rare? How do you prepare a steak to be very rare ...
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advice for grilling steak on char broil performance 4 burner

I would like to get an advice on how to properly grill steak on char broil performance 4 burner. I am not able to make it crispy on sides, the juices are flowing while grilling the meat. It seems that ...
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Sous vide without plastic bags?

I really like the idea of cooking steak using sous vide. However, I am very wary of heating food up together with plastic, and then eating the food, as I believe that at high temperatures, chemicals ...
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Different ways for aging steaks

I'd like to know what techniques people have used for aging their steaks, i.e. dry or wet aging.
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Thicker steak: pan seared then oven

If I use cast iron pan to sear it, and then put in the oven I have some questions: If I sear it from both sides, one side 2 minutes, other 1 minute, and then put in oven for 6 minutes. Do I have to ...
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Can I get a good crust on a thin steak?

I'm trying to get a crunchy crust on a thin steak - is this possible? Online recipes on pan-searing steaks and basting require a 3/4" inch steak at minimum, but this is pretty hard to get at the ...
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Why does the beef I cook never come out tender? [duplicate]

I have tried cooking beef (mostly London broil type) so many times... And it never comes out tender! I've tried different methods... Temperatures... Everything! It always comes out tough and chewy. I ...
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How to cook 1.5+ inch veal steak to medium?

It's a NY Strip part of a 12 month old calf. Hasn't been dry aged but I keep it 5 days in olive oil in a fridge. It has a bit of marble but way less than usual steaks could have. Pieces are pretty ...
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How to get Grill/Sear Marks

I've made some very tasty steaks on the grill. I use an entire chimney's worth of charcoal, probably 3-4lbs, let the grill get extremely hot, thrown on the steak and still not gotten nice pronounced ...
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Why did my attempt at pan-searing beef filets fail miserably?

Background: I am very much an amateur cook; I would consider myself a novice at best, so pardon my ignorance! I decided to try to cook a nice dinner for my family recently. Part of that dinner ...
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What are the difference between outside and inside skirt steak?

Skirt steak comes in two cuts: outside and inside. While I am sure the difference in cut affects how the meat should be prepared and cooked I am not sure in what ways. A few things I've read about the ...
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Cooking steak in frying pan, problem with oil splatter

I was using canola oil and put the stove top setting on "high - 9". I read plenty of guides suggesting there will infact be oil splatter, but it was pretty excessive and burning my arm with one drop ...
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Are steaks I had in a cooler over the weekend ok to eat?

Over the Fourth of July weekend, we took steaks camping to BBQ but the ziplock bag I kept them in got water in it. They were kept on constant ice and never got warm, but they sat in a bag full of ice ...
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Slow cooker meat recipe [duplicate]

We live at elevation 7000 ft up. How long should I cook swiss steak for tender thin sliced beef? I have never used a slow cooker in this altitude.
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How should I prepare an excellent sauce from sous vide juices?

Reading the other posts on this, I realize I should have coagulated the myoglobin and removed it before attempting to make a sauce with what's left over. Anyone have a good trick to do that simply? ...
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How long should I cook a steak to make it medium rare?

I really like steak and always manage to cook it right but I haven't got it down to a fine art. I like my steak medium rare and though I always manage to get it very pink in the middle I don't know ...
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Sprinkled versus Rubbing Steak “Rub”

We found a "wet" rub marinade and love how it flavors steak. But, watching a recent cooking show Chef Michael said you should not "rub" your steak but rather sprinkle your seasonings on and let them ...
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Kosher salt vs. Table salt for rib eye steak

I don't have any Kosher salt on hand and I'm cooking a rib eye steak tonight. Can I just use table salt, or would that drastically effect the taste of the steak? Why is Kosher salt better to use?
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Individually wrapped frozen steaks have thawed over 18 hours - are they safe? [duplicate]

I bought individually wrapped steaks from Walmart, and I accidentally left them out of the freezer for about 18 hours. I don't know if they had completely thawed or not. I didn't open the box to ...
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How to Sous Vide Filet Mignon to Medium Rare

I made my own Sous Vide with a crockpot and an Arduino and would like to cook a Filet Mignon cut to medium rare. However, a quick google search of '"sous vide" "medium rare" "filet mignon"' shows ...
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What is the purpose of dry aging a steak?

I picked up some Porterhouse steaks this weekend and intend to cook them up steakhouse style, dry-aged and broiled(US) under high heat. What does dry-aging do to the steaks, and why is this one of the ...
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How long is it safe to marinate meat?

I started marinating some almost-thawed chicken and skirt steak in the refrigerator on Monday. It's Saturday, and I still haven't gotten around to cooking the meat. Is the meat still safe to cook ...
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What makes a moist steak (or roast)?

When cooking steak on my grill it seems that even at a steady temp of 350 Degrees F and for 20 minutes the steak seems to change in the way of texture. I get my meat from the same Hanaford and I ...
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Sous Vide Strip came out medium well, what did I do wrong?

I picked up two NY Strip steaks, about 6 oz each this weekend with the hopes of showing off how awesome my new sous vide circulator (Anova Precision Cooker) with a nice medium-rare steak. I pre-heated ...
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Is a steak OK to eat if it fell down, but I cooked it afterwards?

If I am cooking steaks at a grill and one of them accidentally falls down on the floor/ground, is it safe for me to wipe it and cook it for a certain amount of time (till it is pretty well done) and ...
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Rinse the salt off a steak before cooking?

I've been trying to perfect my technique for cooking a steak indoors. It was recommended to salt the steak about 30 minutes before cooking. I used kosher salt, and cooked the steak on cast iron. ...
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How long do you let a steak from the fridge come up to temperature, and when do you salt it?

Before cooking a steak, you're supposed to let it sit out at room temperature. You're also supposed to salt it. What is the proper timing for these steps? How long do you let the steak come up to ...
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How to cut beef tenderloin into Filet Mignon

I bought a chunk of tenderloin and made several Filet Mignon out of it. I had a hard time cutting the filet into parallel shape with relatively smooth surface, like those we found in fine restaurant. ...
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I ate undercooked steak, what can happen to me?

What are the risks of eating undercooked steak? I tried to cooked medium rare steak for the first time and I did not know about the palm trick to see it the meat is ready. I ate a bite and it was ...
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NY Steak vs NY Strip Steak

My local grocery store (Fred Meyer/Kroger) has NY Steak in the clearance section today, (it's going out of date soon.) What I can't seem to find is whether the NY Steak is the same as a NY Strip Steak ...
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How can I estimate the time required to bring a piece of meat to a certain temperature?

I would like to cook a couple steaks using the "reverse sear" technique (e.g. this Youtube video). The general instructions are: Preheat the oven to 275F. Put steaks in oven and bake until they ...
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how to season a frozen steak

I have some frozen steaks I want to cook rather quickly. I want to follow this method: this question but I am not sure how to season it. How do I apply seasoning to a steak without defrosting it?
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Is it possible to join two thin steaks together on the grill?

I have some thinly cut rib eye steaks at home. I want to grill them but they get done too quick and I can't get that nice bite into them. Is it possible to put one on top of another and grill them as ...
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Is it possible to steam steak?

Steaming seems like an ideal cooking method; I've seen it used for mostly vegetables, sometimes fish (salmon). Is it possible to steam a steak? Does it cook well? (I assume the target is medium ...
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Why is my cheesesteak meat tough?

I made Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and the resulting meat was quite tough and hard to bite off and chew. For the meat I used eye of round steak, cut into roughly 3in by 1/8th-1/4th in strips. I did ...
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Is cooking a raw steak in the microwave safe?

I only have a microwave in my room and I'm moving away in a month, so I don't want to buy an oven or any kitchen appliances, but I still want a steak, is it safe to cook it in the microwave?
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Flank steak came out chewy this time. What's to blame?

I have stir fried flank steak about 5 times now, but this time it came out really chewy. Is this because I may have cooked it longer than usually? Or is it the meat or some other factor? Here is ...
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Can seasoning be eaten without being cooked?

I use the steak seasoning for cooking steak (season on steak before being cook) I love the seasoning so much that, even after fully cooked, I still add a lot to the steak, is it okay? Are there any ...
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Should a rare steak bleed?

I very much like my steaks to ooze blood on the plate - especially fillet or sirloin. However, I've recently (and only recently) noticed that when visiting restaurants and asking for rare steak, the ...
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What can I use instead of butter for Jamie Oliver's steak recipe?

Jamie Oliver had a steak recipe that was fairly simple: Season (salt/pepper/olive oil) Dry pan (no oil in the pan) on heat Fry a minute+ on each side, flip several times When browned, rub the ...
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What oil to use when cooking steak, and what difference does it make?

When cooking steak, I have always been told groundnut oil is the best to use. But what difference does it make? Is it the best? And if it is the best, what's the next best?
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Dry sous vide steak

How do I stop my sous vide steak drying out? I have tried various temperatures and times from 55°C to 60°C and from 40 minutes to 4 hours. The colour and texture changes but the meat is always too dry ...