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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby shmenguin on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:31 pm

MelicharSux wrote:

Never tried it, seems legit.


flip it every 15 seconds? how bout that. i'll have to try that next time. i need a good meat thermometer, too.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby Shyster on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:48 pm

1. Buy a high-powered gas grill.
2. Light grill and set all burners on "kill."
3. Wait for grill to come up to max temperature.
4. Using tongs, briefly wave streak in general neighborhood of grill. Touching grill grate is optional.
5. Eat the properly rare steak.

As I always say, there's only one way to cook a steak: barely.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby meow on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:52 pm

Black and blue steaks for life
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby ville5 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:05 pm

Cast iron definitely way to go if no grill. You can get one for like 10 bucks.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby PghSkins on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:09 pm

joopen wrote:Buy a grill
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby PghSkins on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:11 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:a grill isnt possible in a city condo


Ability to have a grill alone should make you want to purchase (or at least rent) a house.

No grill, no good steks
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby shmenguin on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:15 pm

PghSkins wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:a grill isnt possible in a city condo


Ability to have a grill alone should make you want to purchase (or at least rent) a house.

No grill, no good steks


i've had several good steaks over the years. the ones at the top of my list have never been grilled.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby MWB on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:21 pm

shmenguin wrote:
PghSkins wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:a grill isnt possible in a city condo


Ability to have a grill alone should make you want to purchase (or at least rent) a house.

No grill, no good steks


i've had several good steaks over the years. the ones at the top of my list have never been grilled.


I'm the opposite. I like any steak I grill over anything I've had in restaurants. I still like them, but not quite as much. Also always loved my grandfather's grilled steaks.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:34 pm

MelicharSux wrote:

Never tried it, seems legit.

Heston is where I got the 24 hour low temp roasting and 'frequent flip' techniques. Guy's legit.

shmenguin wrote:what's your take on a smoking pan? does it always mean your oil is burnt/ruined? or is a little smoking ok?

Not necessarily. I mean, it depends on how much smoke you're talking about. If you mean the bit like in the video where it's just at the outset of hitting the smoking point of the oil, you're fine. In fact, that's how hot you want it. But if you're talking about something like this
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then that's bad.

If oil is smoking, then by definition it is burning. Oils with high smoke points tend to not get all funky when they smoke, but other oils (like EVOO) come over all bitter and rancid. That's why you want to avoid high-heat cooking if you're using EVOO.

Shyster wrote:As I always say, there's only one way to cook a steak: barely.

Huh... I don't know why I'm surprised to learn you like rare steak. This makes me happy.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:56 pm

well i think the cast iron skillet was a big help.

however, i think i got a lousy cut. my favorite steaks are new york strip/porterhouse. thats what i order at steakhouses. i stopped in whole foods looking for a porterhouse but picked a ribeye because i thought it looked really good.

ive only had ribeye one other time - at a texas roadhouse. i know thats not quite mortons quality but its got to be better than eat n park. but i thought it was really fatty. i know its supposedly the most marbled cut, but i didnt think that meant full of chewy fat.

i picked up a skillet at target and stuck it in the oven until it was about 500 degrees. then i pulled it out and cooked my steak on it. i flipped it ever 15 seconds for 6 minutes. i was really happy with the charring but it was a tad too rare for my preference. i order medium rare usually.

i think i just dont like ribeye. im gonna try a new york strip sunday evening to see how i like that. excited to cook some chicken on this skillet though.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby mac5155 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:06 pm

You may need to season the cast iron too.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:08 pm

i put olive oil on it and good lord, did i smoke this joint up. my windows are still open. might be time to install a range hood eh?
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Once I grilled steak for the first time, the thought of broiling steak (or even pan searing it) made me want to throw up. Obviously grilling 24/7/365 isn't an option for a lot of people.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:22 am

If Ponderosa quality is what you're after, I suggest you first bring the steak to room temperature, then season it with dirt and pebbles from your driveway, then marinate it in your family pet's urine, then put it in a pan with multiple other steaks prepared the same way and cook in the oven. When it's done be sure to let it sit under heat lamps for a few hours
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby stopper40 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:29 am

Shyster wrote:1. Buy a high-powered gas grill.
2. Light grill and set all burners on "kill."
3. Wait for grill to come up to max temperature.
4. Using tongs, briefly wave streak in general neighborhood of grill. Touching grill grate is optional.
5. Eat the properly rare steak.

As I always say, there's only one way to cook a steak: barely.



:thumb: If it's brown on the outside, it's done
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby blurryhaze312 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:04 am

Forget other seasonings one night and try a Cinnamon/Pumpkin Pie Spice mix, perhaps with a bit of Paprika.

One night I was looking for something different to step away from my obsession with Salt and now I will hardly ever make steaks any other way. Seriously, it's super good.

*Note* This works both with the grill and also pan methods.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:39 pm

i tried a filet mignon tonight. 2 minutes on each side of the skillet, 2 in the oven. i was much much happier with the outcome. a bit of a charred crust and rare inside. i think i couldve even cooked it a big longer for my preference.

just thrilled im on the right track with this skillet finally.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby ville5 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:i tried a filet mignon tonight. 2 minutes on each side of the skillet, 2 in the oven. i was much much happier with the outcome. a bit of a charred crust and rare inside. i think i couldve even cooked it a big longer for my preference.

just thrilled im on the right track with this skillet finally.

Make sure to read care instructions for your cast iron. It's not like others!!!!!
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:24 pm

Don't clean it with dish soap or a brush. Heat it til it's warm to the touch but still safe to handle, add a couple tablespoons of coarse sea salt, and wipe down with a paper towel until all the stuck bits are gone.
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby ville5 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:47 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Don't clean it with dish soap or a brush. Heat it til it's warm to the touch but still safe to handle, add a couple tablespoons of coarse sea salt, and wipe down with a paper towel until all the stuck bits are gone.
and no dishwasher!!!!
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby Pitts on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:17 pm

joopen wrote:Buy a grill

:thumb: Nothing beats a grill!
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:18 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Don't clean it with dish soap or a brush. Heat it til it's warm to the touch but still safe to handle, add a couple tablespoons of coarse sea salt, and wipe down with a paper towel until all the stuck bits are gone.


thats basically what i did. just heated it up a bit and wiped it off with a paper towel
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:20 pm

I moved in with my (then) GF when I was 24 and she washed my cast iron pan with soap, a few months into it.
That relationship didn't last too long. :pop:
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby Pitts on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:24 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Once I grilled steak for the first time, the thought of broiling steak (or even pan searing it) made me want to throw up. Obviously grilling 24/7/365 isn't an option for a lot of people.

ha-ha ... I keep the grill in the garage in winter....open the door, put grill right outside, grill away!
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Re: Please help me not screw up my next steak

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:34 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:If Ponderosa quality is what you're after, I suggest you first bring the steak to room temperature, then season it with dirt and pebbles from your driveway, then marinate it in your family pet's urine, then put it in a pan with multiple other steaks prepared the same way and cook in the oven. When it's done be sure to let it sit under heat lamps for a few hours



My thoughts as well.
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