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17-02-2016, 08:20 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(16-02-2016 10:54 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(16-02-2016 07:22 PM)Chas Wrote:  OK, when all else fails, thaw out a steak.

Rib steak, oven fries, salad w/peppercorn parm.

I read that thawing a steak ruins the texture more than just roasting them from frozen. No?

If you want flavor, you bring it to room temperature before you cook it, no matter how you cook it. Maybe it's a flavor versus texture thing, but I marinade for texture and that always works well. So I am always after flavor.

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17-02-2016, 09:30 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2016 09:37 AM by adey67.)
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 08:20 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(16-02-2016 10:54 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I read that thawing a steak ruins the texture more than just roasting them from frozen. No?

If you want flavor, you bring it to room temperature before you cook it, no matter how you cook it. Maybe it's a flavor versus texture thing, but I marinade for texture and that always works well. So I am always after flavor.

You're quite right about the bringing it to room temperature it definitely improves flavour I discovered that only recently but it definitely works. Tonight its loin of haddock with lemon and pepper seasoning potatoes and peas and some parsley sauceDrooling
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17-02-2016, 09:42 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2016 09:45 AM by Dom.)
RE: What did you eat today?
If I'm going to freeze steaks, I make a simple marinade of red wine, (or white, or even Vodka) a little soy sauce, a little oil and water. I put the steak in a bag with the marinade and seal. Pop in freezer. Take it out and by the time it's room temperature it's also marinaded. I don't like putting a lot of flavorings in my marinade, I like the flavor of good steak. Any rubs you want to use go on just before cooking. Rubs are not marinade. Marinade is for texture, rubs are for flavor. Marinading while frozen just seals the meat against freezer burn.

And did I say I had chocolate covered strawberries? Drooling

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17-02-2016, 09:54 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 09:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  If I'm going to freeze steaks, I make a simple marinade of red wine, (or white, or even Vodka) a little soy sauce, a little oil and water. I put the steak in a bag with the marinade and seal. Pop in freezer. Take it out and by the time it's room temperature it's also marinaded. I don't like putting a lot of flavorings in my marinade, I like the flavor of good steak. Any rubs you want to use go on just before cooking. Rubs are not marinade. Marinade is for texture, rubs are for flavor. Marinading while frozen just seals the meat against freezer burn.

And did I say I had chocolate covered strawberries? Drooling

I don't like marinated steaks I love the taste of the meat and the only thing a good steak needs is a pot of English and Dijon mustard. Choc strawberriesDrooling
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17-02-2016, 09:58 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 09:54 AM)adey67 Wrote:  
(17-02-2016 09:42 AM)Dom Wrote:  If I'm going to freeze steaks, I make a simple marinade of red wine, (or white, or even Vodka) a little soy sauce, a little oil and water. I put the steak in a bag with the marinade and seal. Pop in freezer. Take it out and by the time it's room temperature it's also marinaded. I don't like putting a lot of flavorings in my marinade, I like the flavor of good steak. Any rubs you want to use go on just before cooking. Rubs are not marinade. Marinade is for texture, rubs are for flavor. Marinading while frozen just seals the meat against freezer burn.

And did I say I had chocolate covered strawberries? Drooling

I don't like marinated steaks I love the taste of the meat and the only thing a good steak needs is a pot of English and Dijon mustard. Choc strawberriesDrooling

Oh, mustard on steak is a mortal sin! Way too pungent! But, you're right, a prime cut of steak needs pretty much nothing.

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17-02-2016, 09:59 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 09:58 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(17-02-2016 09:54 AM)adey67 Wrote:  I don't like marinated steaks I love the taste of the meat and the only thing a good steak needs is a pot of English and Dijon mustard. Choc strawberriesDrooling

Oh, mustard on steak is a mortal sin! Way too pungent!

I like horseradish too Tongue
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17-02-2016, 10:00 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 09:59 AM)adey67 Wrote:  
(17-02-2016 09:58 AM)Dom Wrote:  Oh, mustard on steak is a mortal sin! Way too pungent!

I like horseradish too Tongue

Ok, that is different, I like that too. I often use it on not-so-perfect cuts of beef.

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17-02-2016, 10:03 AM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 10:00 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(17-02-2016 09:59 AM)adey67 Wrote:  I like horseradish too Tongue

Ok, that is different, I like that too. I often use it on not-so-perfect cuts of beef.

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17-02-2016, 12:42 PM
RE: What did you eat today?
(16-02-2016 05:14 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I won't get a chance to eat tonight (I'm going directly from work to the chess club, which is held in a building with no food), so i gorged myself at lunch. All from a local curry place:

2 veggie samosas
1 bowl of Tom Kha Noodle Soup with Chicken
1 order of Pineapple Curry with Chicken, over jasmine rice

I could have gotten the last two with tofu for a completely vegan meal, but chicken tastes better.

Tongue

I applaud your efforts on an almost vegan meal Wink
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17-02-2016, 12:45 PM
RE: What did you eat today?
(17-02-2016 12:42 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(16-02-2016 05:14 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I won't get a chance to eat tonight (I'm going directly from work to the chess club, which is held in a building with no food), so i gorged myself at lunch. All from a local curry place:

2 veggie samosas
1 bowl of Tom Kha Noodle Soup with Chicken
1 order of Pineapple Curry with Chicken, over jasmine rice

I could have gotten the last two with tofu for a completely vegan meal, but chicken tastes better.

Tongue

I applaud your efforts on an almost vegan meal Wink

I know vegetables smarter than chickens.

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