How do you like your steak?

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How do you like your steak?

  • Rare

    Votes: 8 20.0%
  • Medium rare

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Medium

    Votes: 10 25.0%
  • Medium well

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Well done

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Burn that sucker!

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • No thanks, please pass the tofu.

    Votes: 2 5.0%

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  • #1
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Main Question or Discussion Point

After discussing eating vegetarians, I thought a more palatable topic would be eating steak. So, for you carnivores out there, how do you like your steak prepared?
 

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Extra Rare, please. No need to cook it - just tell the cow about the fire. That'll do.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
Extra Rare, please. No need to cook it - just tell the cow about the fire. That'll do.
Yum! That's how I like mine too!
 
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Prior to mad cow disease, medium rare. Afterwards, medium.

And how about which cut? My family and I were content with sirloin.
 
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mmmmmmmmmm... filet mignon....wrapped in bacon...
(sorry, Moonbear, I think I drooled on your thread. I'll get a napkin.)
 
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Filet Mignon is great, but too expensive for my student budget. Sometimes my parents make it though. Those are happy dinners.
 
  • #7
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Math Is Hard said:
Extra Rare, please. No need to cook it - just tell the cow about the fire. That'll do.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have a thing for bloody meat but more especially it is fine when the skin has not been cut away and the butcher didn't remove the hair from all the follicles. :smile:
 
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Mmmmm, filet wrapped in bacon...yum. I'm also fond of chuck steaks. It's cheap, but if you can find one that's really well marbled, which is usually pretty easy for chuck, they are SO tender and flavorful!
 
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I'm a wuss (tribdog, you've got company).

I prefer my steak medium-well to well done. I'm no Vincent Vega.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
I'm a wuss (tribdog, you've got company).

I prefer my steak medium-well to well done. I'm no Vincent Vega.
Pulp Fiction, great movie. I'm just catchingall the movie references tonight. Yay, usually i'm the young one who misses them all. I feel special.
 
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BoulderHead said:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have a thing for bloody meat but more especially it is fine when the skin has not been cut away and the butcher didn't remove the hair from all the follicles. :smile:
Just don't forget to floss afterwards! :biggrin:
 
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Medium to medium rare for me. I hated steak until I was 14 years old because my mother always cooked steak until it was a dried out piece of shoe leather. It was actually painful trying to chew it. I'd give up and spit it out. I could not figure out why people liked steak. :yuck:

When I was 14 I went to a steakhouse with a friend and my life changed forever. :approve:

Porterhouse and T Bone are favorites. Fillet Mignon is a treat. A good chuck steak done right is very tasty. I buy these cheap cuts at the grocer they call "charquettes" and grill them and they are incredible, very marbled.

The child of Evo likes her steaks still mooing.
 
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Evo said:
The child of Evo likes her steaks still mooing.

Isn't that animal cruelty?

I like it medium, but my neighbors would consider that still mooing. They like their dried leather shoes off the grill.
 
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Rib Eye. Charred over oak wood. Covered in garlic salt and lemon pepper. More ground black pepper. Medium rare. Garlic parmesan french bread to sop up the juice.
 
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Rib Eye. Charred over oak wood. Covered in garlic salt and lemon pepper. More ground black pepper. Medium rare. Garlic parmesan french bread to sop up the juice.
Get rid of the lemon pepper and make it rare. :approve:
 
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...and we're talking about a wood fire. One day it dawned on mey why food always tasted so much better when backpacking. Its not just the great outdoors, it's the wood fire!!! Chips just aren't the same. I cut some fresh oak just before each BBQ.

Medium rare, blackened with extreme heat, and cooked very quickly. Tsu and I love our steaks about as much as Belgian chocolate.
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
...and we're talking about a wood fire. One day it dawned on mey why food always tasted so much better when backpacking. Its not just the great outdoors, it's the wood fire!!! Chips just aren't the same. I cut some fresh oak just before each BBQ.

Medium rare, blackened with extreme heat, and cooked very quickly. Tsu and I love our steaks about as much as Belgian chocolate.
My mouth is watering in anticipation. Are we going to have to wait for better weather for this treat?
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
...and we're talking about a wood fire. One day it dawned on mey why food always tasted so much better when backpacking. Its not just the great outdoors, it's the wood fire!!! Chips just aren't the same. I cut some fresh oak just before each BBQ.

Medium rare, blackened with extreme heat, and cooked very quickly. Tsu and I love our steaks about as much as Belgian chocolate.
Now I'm the one drooling all over the thread! I think we need to have a PF BBQ at Tsu and Ivan's house! :biggrin:
 
  • #19
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I lied; bloody meat is not my favorite. It is immoral to eat bloody meat.
 
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I lied; bloody meat is not my favorite. It is immoral to eat bloody meat.
For lying: Pray 30 our fathers, 25 hail marys, 20 glory be's

For eating bloody meat: Pray the glorious mystery 10 times

Then your sins are forgiven
 
  • #21
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I'll get started on it right away, thanks!
 
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I like my steak very rare, like completely raw in the insides.

Evo, my mom used to cook my meat until you don't see any red at all, i always hated that also. :cry:

Chaotic42, you're right, when you cook a steak rare you don't need to add ANYTHING on it, the blood tastes THAT good :tongue2: However, i like to put avocado with my steak, goes well with the blood. :devil:
 
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Herb said:
I like my steak very rare, like completely raw in the insides.

Evo, my mom used to cook my meat until you don't see any red at all, i always hated that also. :cry:

Chaotic42, you're right, when you cook a steak rare you don't need to add ANYTHING on it, the blood tastes THAT good :tongue2: However, i like to put avocado with my steak, goes well with the blood. :devil:
I have fellow vampires! I would eat my beef completely raw if I could. My dad liked raw hamburger, and would sneak it to me and my sister (on a slice of onion). Yummy. My mom was always horrified by this, as she liked her meat without any hint of pink...she overcooks EVERYTHING. :yuck: So, one day she told me that if I kept eating raw hamburger, I'd grow hair in the back of my throat just like vampires have. Okay, now I've heard of mom's warning about hair growing on palms for certain reasons, but in the back of my throat?! It didn't work. I looked at her, coughed a bit, said something like, "That explains the furballs I keep coughing up," and took a big bite of raw hamburger. I don't even know where she got the idea that vampires have hair in the back of their throats.
 
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I've heard more than once of E. Coli in raw hamburger causing the collapse of the consumer's organs! Not fun. But at a time my dad did feed me "steak tartar," raw bits of whole beef.

My Mom used to say that the best steak cuts are nearest the bone, where the muscle gets less exercise. Have any of you dined on massaged steak?
 
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My mouth is watering in anticipation. Are we going to have to wait for better weather for this treat?
Heck no we BBQ in the snow [you do have to allow for the extra energy needed].

Moonbear, Math, Evo, heck, all of PF is invited. We'll have a fleet of limos waiting at PDX. I'm sure Greg would be glad to cover the airfare and other expenses. :tongue2:
 
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