Buying and Grilling Steak: Steak at Stake?

By: barneygarcia
Sinking your teeth into the succulent meat of the steak is one of the most pleasurable and sensational delights known. It could be an exaggeration, to say the least, but then, why mince words when grilled or barbecued steak can really drive you crazy.

The journey to the most titillating exotic steak dish often starts with purchasing the right kind of meat for the occasion. It often calls for almost science like knowledge of different grades and cuts, but perhaps a little primer might help you at least make shopping for steaks a livable experience.

Take a Peep into How Steak Is Cooked
A general rule when purchasing meat is to just observe the meat before buying. The meat as such should retain its red color, with the fat running along the length of the meat in creamy whites and it might help if you directly purchase choice grade meat over select meat, if you can afford it, that is. Over to the grilling part, the flavor is entirely your choice as to how you want it done with. Try spices, try marinating. Flavoring and seasoning is another broad area of mastery itself, marinades, sauces and peppers can literally tease you with their complexity. However, beef has emerged as the best meat to absorb any kind of spices or flavors. Whatever you do, your choice is simple too mind-boggling to even mention here.

Spare Moment for Preparation, Too
However, it can never be complete with not so impressive grilling per se, hence make sure that the grill is well oiled and the steak is ready. It is important to bring the steak to the room temperature before grilling, trim the steak of all excess fat and seasoning it with a little brush of olive oil and cracking a little pepper can spice it up too. It helps just to lay the grilled steak on a platter for a while before serving to help the juices even out and spread equally.

Once you mastered the Zen art of grill, take it that the fun has just begun. There are a whole lot of things you could try from a simple Steak tar tare to Carpetbag Steak or even more exotic Shark Steak. With thousands of ways available to make a great steak, you would never tire and run out of the cornucopia of Steak Recipes, if you loved eating them enough.
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