You don't need to be a connoisseur to tell the difference between a really good steak and a mediocre one. And the difference depends on the cut, quality and the preparation of the meat. If you pay attention to these simple steps, you won't need to go to a Brazilian Steakhouse anymore. You can prepare your favorite steak at home whenever you like.
When you're buying your steak from the grocery store or butcher, make sure you ask for a specific cut such as Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Sirloin, Porterhouse or T-Bone, etc. Keep in mind that round steak, skirt steak (good for Carne Asada and Fajitas), chuck steak and flank steak are among the most affordable cuts.
Pay attention to the quality of the meat. It should have good color, appear moist and have evenly cut edges. The good quality steak looks beautiful to the eye, it's marbled and firm to touch. This way your steak will be tender and have a rich flavor. Paying attention to grading indicator will also give you a good idea about the quality of the meat. In America, 'Prime' is the highest quality, 'Choice' and 'Select' grades are cheaper.
Dry you steaks thoroughly before cooking and avoid overcooking them. Steaks taste way better when they are cooked medium-rare or rare. If you want to have a tasty steak, salting is quite important as well. Salt your steaks ask soon as you get home from the store and leave the steaks at room temperature before you start cooking. You can season them with black pepper or other spices, but too much of it can spoil the taste. There are different methods for cooking your steak, but the temperature must be high and cooking must be fast. Keep yourself from overturning your steak and give it some time to rest when you are done.
Check the website of the retailers that are listed here in order to find step-by-step recipes or find the recipes of your favorite chefs online. Also, see the flyers below to find which retailers have steak offers this week such as Hall's Market, 99 Ranch Market, Winn Dixie, Lidl, Fry's Food and Hy-Vee and so on… If meat isn't your favorite choice, you can also get fish steaks or pork steaks.
Here are some delicious dinner ideas for your family: Pepper Steak, Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce, Steak Diane, T-Bone Steak & Mushrooms, Steak & Sweet Potato Chips and Bavette with Chimichurri Sauce.