Questions tagged [steak]

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

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Do I need to worry about marinade dripping in a gas grill?

I bought a marinated flank steak that I’ll be grilling on a gas grill. When I purchased it, the butcher suggested I use aluminum foil while grilling it to avoid the marinade potentially causing huge ...
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Is a top heat gas grill, capable of 800°C / 1500°F perfect for pizza and sous vide steak?

I am talking about something like this: The biggest problem with home made pizza seems to be the lack of temperature, which dries out the dough. Professional pizza makers bake a pizza for under 2 ...
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What is the padding with red substance inside of steak packaging?

When I buy steaks, sometimes they include a padding in the packaging, on which the steak sits, which contains a red substance: What is it? What is its purpose, and can I assume, that it is not ...
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How long to sous vide a tough cut of steak?

With most steaks the recommended cooking time in sous vide is about an hour (of course depending on the thickness of the cut). I have done some sous vide cooks recently, and they always ended up ...
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How to reverse sear a steak?

Been trying this method recently and generally happy with the results. That being said, I can't help but feel I'm still making a few mistakes: Steak lets out quite a lot of juice when slicing it, ...
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How to achieve a good steak crust with a blowtorch?

I tried to torch sous vide steaks twice with a culinary blow torch, but it seems to take forever to get any kind of crust. So far I was not able to achive a really good crust. Should I simply do it ...
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Why do some meats get tougher with higher temperatures, while others become more tender?

I am looking for example at a sous vide recipe for goat on the joule app. The tenderness seems to increase with the temperature, while with beef steak it's the other way around. Is that true and why ...
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How much smoke is normal for pan cooking steak?

I am on a quest to make the perfect steak on a stovetop. Today I took my first step and frankly there were a few things that were really concerning. I am using an induction cooktop and a stainless ...
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Advice on how to not over cook my steak

Basically, I suck at cooking steak. I like med rare but not sure how to cook it right. Let's take my latest failure, 4 6oz top sirloin on center cuts. I let them get to room temp, and heated my clean ...
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How long is too long for sous vide steak

I have sous vide for a while with mixed success. Mostly good, but still mixed. One thing I question which I hoping to get opinion on is time to sous vide beef (steak specifically, e.g. ribeye or ...
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What affected this steak?

When my wife and I have steak one night, we usually make shaved steak sandwiches the following night. We are sure to get enough steak for the first night so we can do this. Last time I did this, the ...
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Preventing oil burn when searing steak

Recently got into cooking steak at home and overall been enjoying the results :) That being said, it seems like my pan always smokes quite a bit and the oil looks to be burnt. I'm using refined ...
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Can a steak be deep fried in clarified butter?

Steaks can be deep fried and this is usually done with an oil with a high smoke point. People seem to report reasonably good results with this. I'd like to deep fry with butter as this would impart ...
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Finding cheap but quality steak for grill

We recently moved to a nice apartment building with great rooftop grills. I have started to learn about grilling, and it was a mistake, as now I really like prime ribeye steak off the grill (I think, ...
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Should steak be broiled crosswise or lengthwise?

When broiling steak in an oven, is there any difference between positioning the steak lengthwise or crosswise relative to the flame?
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Cooking “steak tips” on the grill - how to avoid making them tough?

Recently we bought some "steak tips" from a local farm, and cooked them on our grill and were very unhappy about the result - they were very tough, although the flavor was ok. I wanted to see if ...
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Does the beef cut matter when making stroganoff?

I would like to make a stroganoff recipe I have that calls for cubed Sirloin Tip Roast, but I was recently given some raw steak that I would like to use in its place. The steak I was given was not ...
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Uses for meat that has been in the freezer for 2 years?

I have some old chicken breasts, thighs, and a steak vacuum sealed in my freezer. I think it is between 1.5 and 3 years old. I'm assuming it won't have a good texture if I cook it and eat it normally....
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How to make a pepper crusted steak

I'm looking for the best method to keep the peppercorns attached to the steak, in order to make a pepper crusted steak. Very often when making this steak by merely rubbing in the peppercorns, the ...
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UMAi Dry Aged Bags - Effectiveness

I want to dry age some beef at home - which I know is not ideal. I've heard that the UMAi bags are a good way to dry age at home. However, I keep seeing mixed reviews with no clear conclusion. So, ...
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Cooking different meats on George Foreman grill

If I cook some chicken breasts on a George Foreman Grill, can I cook another type of meat straight after it? Or do I need to clean the grill inbetween each? I've been doing the latter since I bought ...
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When is black burned?

Obviously once it taste burned, its burned... (yet nothing you can do anymore) I love to cook, and I cook for years. But im always shy to "hear" the pan, because I'm afraid I will burn the food. I ...
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Food safety concern - storing medium rare steak overnight [duplicate]

I hope this is an ok first question to ask. So, yesterday my partner and I had steaks at a pub, and he saved half of his medium rare one. We came home and put it in the fridge, but he decided to leave ...
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Trouble Measuring the Temperature of Meat

My wife recently bought me a thermapen and I have used it a number of times to achieve perfectly roasted chicken and turkey, but I have trouble whenever I pan sear meat. For example, tonight I tried ...
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Why dry steak/meat/chicken/fish before cooking on a stove?

For most recipes the instructions for cooking a steak on a stove say "pat the steak dry" then cook on the stove. The drying instructions I have also seen for chicken and fish. Why dry steak/meat/...
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Frying bison steaks

I was told to cook beef and bison the exact same. I normally fry the steaks in a frying pan about 5 minutes on each side and let rest to cook the rest of the way. When I do this for bison steaks it ...
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Difference between New York strip and a first cut strip

What is the difference between a New York strip and a first cut strip steak?
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Why do we slice some meats thinly and not others?

Subjectively speaking, thin-slicing makes the same ham taste much better, perhaps by increasing its surface-to-volume ratio? Why do we slice some meats thinly and not others?
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Why does this work? (defrosting steak)

I needed to defrost a steak and followed the advice in this article. In short you invert a pot, place the steak on top (bottom?), then place a pot with hot water on top of that. To my surprise, it ...
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Baking Sirloin in Oven on Pizza?

Ordinarily when we make pizzas we throw all of our toppings on and then put raw chicken right on the pizza. Put it in the oven at 425 for about 30 minutes and it's good to go. This week, the ...
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Should truly fresh steak (i. e. still purple) have a smell?

I recently purchased a strip steak from my local grocery. Got home and noticed that the other side (the side that was face down at the deli) had a section that was noticeably purple. If I get really ...
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What ingredients to use to prevent steak from drying out on the grill?

I know from experience that finely crushed onions mixed with vinegar, work well on keeping the meat from shrinking while on the grill. I also know of honey, but have yet to try and incorporate it into ...
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Cook steak in oven with tray meant for deserts?

I'm a complete cooking newb. I saw on youtube the other day that you should cook steak in an oven before frying it. I think it makes it softer (not sure, please let me know). But anyway, I never ...
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What do you call a steak separated with fork?

I stayed at a place about 20 years ago in Mexico that had this great little restaurant and they served a steak that I haven't seen replicated anywhere else. It was a fairly flat cut but the steak ...
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Mushrooms taste FUNKY

I made this today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gncvPpQKA The first time I made it, the mushrooms and steak came out great. First cooking the steak, then cooking the mushroom in remaining (steak ...
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Is it safe to recook partially cooked steak the next day?

I prepared one steak too many yesterday. One of the steaks went into the oven (from about room temperature) for 7 minutes, but then we never pan seared it after. We let it cool, and it's been in the ...
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Should I write Steak or Beef Tenderloin on the menu?

I am trying to write a simple menu. One of the dishes is "Pan seared sliced beef tenderloin". Is sliced beef tenderloin considered steak or would that cause confusion? My concern is if I write just "...
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Grilling beef steak on a contact grill

Should I use both sides of a contact grill when doing a beef steak or is it better to use just one side and flip the meat after some time? The grill I own is Catler gr4011
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Frying Steak - disappointing gray crust, not pink inside

Ok so I'm a teenager and I'm starting to get interested in this cooking thing, and in particular, steak. So anyway, this past week I decided to try my luck at preparing a steak. My family's grill is ...
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Cooking sirloin steaks with Anova sous vide gave me leather tough steaks

I'm new to the Anova sous vide machine and have successfully cooked tenderloin steaks beautifully with the device. The other day I saw nice thick sirloin steaks in the supermarket which I then cooked ...
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How do I cook a steak well-done without it drying out?

My wife and I typically eat our steaks on the rarer side of medium rare. However, since she is pregnant she's not supposed to eat steak cooked to a temperature under 160 degrees. Is there a way to ...
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3 day old steak turning brown from the inside out

I have a 10oz. steak I cut 3 days ago. It was stored on peach paper, which is oxygenated. It is beginning to brown from the inside out. The exterior is fine, no slime, no odour. But when cooked, it ...
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over salted an uncooked steak

I seasoned uncooked rib steaks yesterday (using a truffle sea salt). cooked 1 today and it was way too salty. How can I salvage the 2 remaining steaks. I cooked the 1st steak in the oven broiler....
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What to do to get tender, edible steak instead of it being rubbery?

I've seen this, but it does not answer my question. This is with regard to the Kerala beef fry or even Kerala beef curry; not the western way of cooking steak. The steak pieces: 1kg bought from ...
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What makes meat overly juicey?

Yesterday I cooked a steak and today I cooked another (from the same cute). Today it turned out much better and on reflection it was because it was LESS juicy. Now, I find this surprising as I always ...
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Beef Steaks : Cooking older-grade meat (C-Grade)

I'm an amateur cook and I can't afford to buy "good" steaks, so I made my own Sous Vide circulator to try and get the best out of cheap meat cuts. Thing is, where I'm from, even the less-glamorous ...
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Is there any advantage to cooking steak on the bone?

My local butcher sells ribeye and sirloin steaks from Basque and Galician dairy cows on the bone. All of their products are fantastic but I question what effect cooking it 'bone-in' has. Is there ...
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Color of fried beef steak: sometimes dark, sometimes light-colored. Why?

I have noticed that sometimes when I am frying beef steak it does not turn dark but it becomes rather light-colored. I have also noticed that those steaks that do turn dark during the frying tend to ...
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How to fix grass finished beef that tastes like fish?

I bought a 1/4 grass finished cow (I had a good experience with a 1/2 pig from the same seller, so didnt feel the need to start small). We cooked some ground beef, and it was fine. But the second cut ...
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Why did my tenderloin end up undercooked inside?

So last Thanksgiving, I tried (for the first time in a while actually) to cook a tenderloin and every single time I tried (I split the entire loin I bought into 5 4 oz-ish pieces) I kept charring or ...