June 25, 2013 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #609792SlichosGenendelMember
I bought a steak sandwich last night. I asked for it to be well done as I don’t appreciate eating raw meat. It was terrible! Full of fat, and terribly chewy. In fact my jaws hurt from so much chewing.
I really don’t know why the world goes crazy over steak. Is this one of those overrated thing in life, or am I missing something here?June 25, 2013 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #961086youngladyMember
pleeease don’t talk about food now, i am extremely hungry as it isJune 25, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #961087oomisParticipant
Yep, you are missing a GOOD steak!June 25, 2013 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #961088rebdonielMember
You were served a low quality steak.
I buy my steaks from Goldberg’s on 18 Avanue (you can get nice steaks there for under 10 dollars). First, you need your steak to be at room temperature; I let mine rest at room temperature for 1 hour. I heat up some canola oil in a cast iron pan and let it get very hot. I season my meat liberally with fresh cracked black pepper (don’t add salt before cooking, because the salt will cause the juices to leak out of the meat). When the oil is wisping, add your steak and DO NOT MOVE IT. Let it just sit there and sear on a high flame for 5 minutes. Flip it over with a sturdy pair of tongs. Cook another 5 minutes in this manner. When done, transfer steak to a plate and cover with foil; let it rest for 10 minutes, as this allows the juices to redistribute in the meat.
If you want to make a pan sauce at this point, you can do so. I’d add a minced shallot to the pan drippings, add Earth Balance (vegan butter), some mushrooms, and let this sautee for a few minutes. Deglaze the pan with dry red wine, and let the sauce simmer. Add more Earth Balance to thicken, and top yous teaks with this.
Alternatively, I like to top the steak with some parve garlic herb butter (Earth Balance mixed with minced garlic and chopped parsely and thyme) and with A1 Sauce.
In short, I’d make steak at home, unless you’re spending an arm and a leg at Wolf and Lamb.
I wouldn’t recommend eating meat before a fast, anyways. Not meat, nothing too sweet, or too salty. Bland, simple foods are best before a fast.June 26, 2013 12:02 am at 12:02 am #961089This name is already takenParticipant
Mods please close till after the fastJune 26, 2013 12:02 am at 12:02 am #961090TheGoqParticipant
Slichos have you apologized to shopping yet?June 26, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am #961093jewishfeminist02Member
younglady, so don’t read it!
SlichosGenendel, it sounds like you got a really bad steak. Good steak is supposed to be more tender and easy to chew. I have been a vegetarian since 2000, but I used to love pepper steak.June 26, 2013 12:14 am at 12:14 am #961094WolfmanParticipant
Within your question lies your answer. Well done steak is always difficult to chew. You might not want rare but medium or even somewhere between medium and well done should do the trick. Try again.June 26, 2013 12:23 am at 12:23 am #961095ObstacleIllusionParticipant
In the nicest way possibly, you are missing something. A steak sandwich is not the way to experience a good steak and understand it from any other cut of meat. A well done steak is not the way to enjoy the excellence of a good cut of meat.Also, I don’t know what type of restaruant you we’re eating in, but Carlos and Gabbys or Burger’s Bar Burgers is NOT the place to eat a steak. A good steak should be moist, not saucy, and slice like butter. All the word “steak” means (and this is especially relevant in the almost unmoderated frum butcher shops) is a slice of meat. The “steak” in your steak sandwich is nowhere close to the “steak” the world “goes crazy over”.June 26, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am #961096proudcanadianMember
i agree with younglady. now is not the time to be discussing food, not to mention steak.June 26, 2013 12:53 am at 12:53 am #961097SlichosGenendelMember
The Goq- I dont want to take this thread off-topic but see my response here
I am not sure if you have kids, but one of today’s biggest Chinuch problems is that parents are afraid of their children and give in to their blackmail or whitemail.
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