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Tips on ORDERING A STEAK
Most true steak lovers never order a cut of prime meat seared beyond medium; doing so burns out much of the natural juices, fat, and-as a result-taste. What constitutes "rare," "medium," and "well" varies from steak house to steak house, but the following is what I look for when I cut into my steak.
* Rare: deep-brown crust, slightly warm or cold, red center
* Medium-rare: mostly red center
* Medium: pinkish-red center
* Medium-well: faint pink center
* Well-done: gray center and dry
If you want to be absolutely certain, skip the labels when you order, and use the description.
source: Southern Living Magazine, Jan 2005 by Morgan Murphy
Copyright Southern Progress Corporation Jan 2005
|Morton's Steak Bible: Recipes and Lore from the Legendary Steakhouse
You’ve dreamed about it all week: the prime porterhouse patiently waiting in your butcher’s case for you to bring home wrapped in brown paper. You can’t wait to fire up the grill, season the well-marbled red meat, and slap it over the hot coals. You can hear the sizzle as it cooks, smell the tantalizing aroma; you can practically taste the perfectly seared, juicy steak. You never intend to overcook it, but sometimes you do, ruining a thick, expensive steak.
Never fear. Morton’s, The Steakhouse shares the secrets that have made its name synonymous with fine steakhouse dining for twenty-seven years to ensure that the home cook’s steak turns out exactly as he imagines it. Morton’s Steak Bible offers indispensable tips, steakhouse lore, and more than 100 irresistible recipes perfect for meat lovers, grillers, and fans of their seventy restaurants worldwide.
Before divulging Morton’s recipes for every cut from filet mignon and T-bone to skirt steak and ground sirloin, Morton’s Steak Bible starts at the very beginning, providing excellent tips on how to cook like a steakhouse: what to look for when selecting meat, how to cook it on a grill or under a broiler, and of course, how to time your masterpiece to perfection. There are also “Celebrity Clips” sprinkled throughout, amusing anecdotes about visits to Morton’s by its most famous guests, including Frank Sinatra, Tiger Woods, Queen Latifah, and Jackie Gleason.
In addition to world-famous steak recipes, Morton’s Steak Bible includes chapters featuring everything you’ll need to round out your table, such as the Key Lime Mortini and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels in “Cocktails and the Food We Eat with Them”; Salad Niçoise with Pan-Seared Tuna and Velvet Lobster Bisque in “Salads and Soups”; Baked Lemon-Oregano Chicken and Lamb Chops with Baked Apples in “Other Steakhouse Favorites”; Creamed Spinach and Hash Brown Potatoes in “Side Dishes”; and Morton’s legendary Hot Chocolate Cake and Upside-Down Apple Pie in “Desserts.”
With 3.3 million guests dining at its upscale restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia every year, Morton’s has clearly earned its place as the authority on all things steak. Beautifully illustrated throughout with vibrant full-color photographs, Morton’s Steak Bible is the definitive guide to steakhouse fare and will instantly become a coveted addition to the home of any meat lover or grilling aficionado.
|Steak Lover's Cookbook
When Bill Rice, a food writer for the Chicago Tribune, talks about steak, the writing is surprisingly hard to follow. This may be due, in part, to the fussy layout in this Steak Lover's Cookbook. The publisher often crams sentences together with barely space for a period between them. But when Rice gets past "uptown" and "downtown" cuts of steak, simply defined as more and less costly choices, and moves on to recipes, the book catches fire. Steak Broiled in a Salt Crust, and Sliced T-bone with Asian-Flavored Watercress are creative yet sensible ways to do more than just grill a steak. Rice includes a roundup of steak houses all over the United States. Knowledgeable about wines, he provides selections to accompany every dish. Beyond meat, look for super accompaniments. Don't miss Rice's method for searing a porterhouse steak to a crust at home, not easy when your broiler does not reach up to the 800 F heat chefs in most restaurants can command.
|The New Steak: Recipes for a Range of Cuts plus Savory Sides
Steak is synonymous with big flavor, but home cooks often dismiss it as "eating out" food on account of the expense and care it takes to prepare the perfect tenderloin or strip. In this substantive take on steak entrées, Cree LeFavour shares convenient recipes for all-American, bistro, Far East, and Latin meals that are big on taste, convenience, and value. Using fresh ingredients and a variety of methods--sautéing, roasting, broiling, grilling, braising, and wok-frying--these recipes teach novices as well as experienced cooks how to cook steaks well.