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Theedge

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What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 7:09 PM (permalink)
I like to fry up fresh mushrooms in olive oil and butter. When they are good and brown I add a bit of beef broth and reduce it a bit. I then add some black pepper, rosemary and about a tablespoon of stone ground mustard. Afer simmering a bit a throw in some whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2.

Heaven on earth.

What do you put on your steak?
 
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    Theedge

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    RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 7:11 PM (permalink)
    After not afer, sorry about that. Haven't even had a cocktail yet..maybe that's the problem!
     
    #2
      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 7:14 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Theedge

      What do you put on your steak?


      Salt and pepper. I'll often marinate a steak, but that's it. My favorite marinade is garlic, pepper, olive oil and white wine. Sometimes I'll add cumin and ancho chili powder. But that's it.
       
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        mayor al

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        RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 8:26 PM (permalink)
        Several of the steakhouses in this area automatically add a pepper rub "crust" to their steaks without any descriptors on the menu or warning by the Wait Staff.
        I wish they wouldn't do this.....or at least let us know we can order the entree without the crust. I like the meat to be "plain". I will salt and pepper it to taste when it arrives at the table.
         
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          ocdreamr

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          RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 9:37 PM (permalink)
          half inch thick slice of a sweet onion (Maui, 10/10,Vidalia) saute until just starting to brown or cooked on the grill. When the steak is cooked, preferably medium rare, I place a nice chunk of butter on top of the steak, grind pepper & sea salt on top, then crown with the onions. Did this just the other day as a motter of fact!
           
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            Rex Allen

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            RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 9:59 PM (permalink)
            If the steak is a great piece of meat, I do not add anything. I let the steak flavor come through, sides are a good glass of wine, baked potato. Thats it.
            Rex in expensive, cool, and dripping San Diego. Rain,rain go away, we live in a desert for a reason.
             
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              Lucky Bishop

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              RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 11:41 PM (permalink)
              Nothing at all on my steak: I assume it was salted and peppered before it hit the grill, but when the mood strikes, I might ask for a bottle of A-1 and a bottle of Tabasco, which I mix about 3:1 on the side or on my bread plate. A little dab'll do ya.
               
              #7
                Burp!

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                RE: What's on your steak? Thu, 03/4/04 11:50 PM (permalink)
                Chalk another one up for the "nothing" crowd. Other than a bit of salt, I like to savor the taste of the meat. Add a side of smashed taters (especially w/ garlic), some green beans, and I'm happy as a pig in slop.
                 
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                  Rick F.

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                  RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 2:28 AM (permalink)
                  Whine at wife. Refinance house. Start with a bone-in strip steak from Lobel's.

                  Fresh-ground pepper, salt. Maybe a bit of garlic. On the side: BP w/ butter, sour cream, chives, S&P; mushrooms sauteed in butter with a splash of wine (color varies: whatever is near to hand). Salad
                   
                  #9
                    BigGlenn

                    RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 2:44 AM (permalink)
                    Heinez 57 0r A-1 if its a cheaper cut of meat but I rather eat it just like it is. Yum Yum.........
                     
                    #10
                      tiki

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                      RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 7:22 AM (permalink)
                      A knife and fork---and sometimes a little salt and pepper---but those mushrooms sounded good--can i get a bowl of them on the side please
                       
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                        Cosmos

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                        RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 8:01 AM (permalink)
                        Always Penzies' garlic salt, fresh ground pepper. Sometimes a dollop of Boursin (sp?) garlic herbed cheese broiled over the top. Sometimes saute'd mushrooms.
                         
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                          rbpalmer

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                          RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 8:26 AM (permalink)
                          On the prime cuts, nothing. With the tougher cuts, like flank steak, I like a marinade that my mother uses. It has ginger in it, but I don't know what else.
                           
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                            hatteras04

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                            RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 9:01 AM (permalink)
                            I usually just go the salt and pepper only route. I just like the flavor of the meat. But every now and then I will order a Bernaise sauce on the side if it is available. I think it goes especially well with a ribeye.
                             
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                              Willly

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                              RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 9:01 AM (permalink)
                              Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Charred black over rocket-engine hot mesquite charcoal...
                               
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                                meowzart

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                                RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                I second Willy...kosher salt and ground black pepper pre-cooking. We prefer the pan-searing/oven roast for prime cuts. We have been known upon occassion to make a pan-sauce of mushrooms, shallots, and a red wine reduction.

                                When I had friends over for some filets a while ago, I made a bunch of differnt compound butters for fun. Let me just tell ya, the gorgonzola butter on my filet just about knocked my socks off! It was SO good!
                                 
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                                  howard8

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                                  RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 9:40 AM (permalink)
                                  Kosher salt and a little fresh ground pepper for the better cuts. Lesser cuts of beef I like fried onions slowly carmelized and mushrooms. Theedge's mushroom recipe sounds perfect.
                                   
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                                    Pwingsx

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                                    RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 6:05 PM (permalink)
                                    Ok, I confess -- when I grill a steak at home, I will douse it in Heinz ketchup. There's just something about the flavor of sweet tomatoes with half-raw (and that's how I like it) meat. It just mushes together so well in my mouth.

                                    Of course, I practically eat ketchup with my ketchup. I'm addicted to it and all things tomato.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      lleechef

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                                      RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 7:14 PM (permalink)
                                      Ketchup? On steak? Really?

                                      On the grill for me it's salt and pepper.

                                      Pan seared in the winter I like to add some shallots and deglaze with red wine, swirl in a pat of butter and pour over steak.
                                       
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                                        Stogie

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                                        RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 8:16 PM (permalink)
                                        For the most part, I like nothing but S & P, but I get bored with that. I eat so much of this wonderful red meat, that I just had to start trying some things differently.

                                        So, here are several recipes I have had great success with. They are nothing more than a combo of rub and sauces....but they match each other perfectly!

                                        I also think it is a MUST to top both steaks and burgers with butter. Has nothing to do with juiciness. The fat in the butter carries the flavor...that is all it is meant for.

                                        You can use any cut of steak...filet, strip or rib-eye and of course porterhouse and T-bone.

                                        Enjoy!

                                        Stogie
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                                        I will put my favorite at the top. I HATE bleu chesse, but for some reason I LOVE it in this combo. Go Figure! Men......sheesh!! LOL

                                        Couzan Billy Steak

                                        RUB
                                        6 Garlic clove(s)
                                        1 tablespoon Rosemary, dried
                                        1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
                                        1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Black pepper, coarsely ground

                                        BUTTER
                                        1/2 stick Butter
                                        3 tablespoon(s) Cheese, Bleu
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Parsley, fresh, chopped
                                        3/4 teaspoon Rosemary, dried
                                        1/2 cup Walnuts

                                        Prepare the rub in a processor until it is a thick paste.
                                        Apply 2 teaspoons to each side of filets.
                                        Let stand 1 hour.
                                        Toast whole walnuts in oven.....be careful not to burn.
                                        Then mince to smaller size.
                                        Add remaining ingredients in processor and blend.
                                        Grill steaks and top with butter when served
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                                        Texas Chili Steaks

                                        4 Steak(s), Rib-eye
                                        RUB
                                        1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
                                        1 teaspoon Chili powder
                                        1 teaspoon Kosher (coarse) salt
                                        1 teaspoon Brown sugar
                                        1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
                                        1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
                                        SAUCE
                                        1/2 cup Ketchup
                                        1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
                                        1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
                                        1 tablespoon Brown sugar, dark
                                        1 teaspoon Chili powder
                                        1 teaspoon Onion powder
                                        1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, coarsely ground

                                        Crush the peppercorns and combine with all other ingredients.

                                        Rub into meat on both sides.

                                        Apply olive oil to both sides of the meat.

                                        Grill over high direct heat for about 7-10 minutes.

                                        Make the sauce in a small saucepan, add enough water to get your desired consistency.

                                        Simmer for 10 minutes and serve warm with steaks.

                                        For larger roasts, triple the rub portions and double the sauce portions.
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                                        Zesty Rubbed Strips

                                        2-3 pound(s) Steaks, porterhouse or NY strips

                                        RUB
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Black peppercorns
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Mustard seed
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Paprika
                                        1 teaspoon Garlic powder
                                        1 teaspoon Kosher (coarse) salt
                                        1 teaspoon Brown sugar
                                        1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

                                        SAUCE
                                        1/2 cup Ketchup
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Steak sauce
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Molasses
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard
                                        1 teaspoon Garlic powder
                                        1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, coarsely ground

                                        Grind peppercorns and mustard seed. Combine with remaining ingredients for the rub.

                                        Trim steaks and apply the rub pressing into both sides of the meat.

                                        Then, spritz or brush with some olive oil, both sides.

                                        Let sit for 30 minutes at room temp.

                                        Grill over high heat by searing each side 5 minutes.

                                        Turn heat to indirect medium and cook until desired doneness.

                                        To make the sauce, whisk everything together and add water until you reach your desired consistency.

                                        Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve warm with the steaks.
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                                        Steaks with Roasted Garlic Butter

                                        1 head Garlic
                                        1 teaspoon Olive oil
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Butter, softened
                                        1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
                                        1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
                                        4 Steak(s)
                                        Steak Rub

                                        Place the head of garlic in 8 inch square of foil and drizzle with oilve oil.

                                        Seal the foil and cook over indirect heat(or in a low oven) for 30-45 minutes.

                                        Squeeze out the garlic and mash.

                                        Combine with the mustard, butter and Worcestshire sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.

                                        Rub steaks with your favorite steak rub.

                                        Grill and top with butter just prior to serving.
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                                        Make Me Growl Steak

                                        6 tablespoon(s) Butter, softened
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Dijon mustard
                                        1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, coarsely ground
                                        1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
                                        1/4 cup Olive oil
                                        4 teaspoon(s) Garlic, minced
                                        4 teaspoon(s) Paprika
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Brown sugar, light
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Salt
                                        2 teaspoon(s) Pepper
                                        4 Steak(s)

                                        Mix first 3 ingredients and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

                                        Make a paste with the remaining ingredients.

                                        Rub paste onto the steaks, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-8 hours.

                                        Allow steaks to warm to room temp.

                                        Grill to desired doneness.

                                        Top with butter and serve.
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                                        Finally, what I think is the best stand-alone rub. I use this on my award winning brisket recipe.

                                        Yum-Yum Steak Seasoning

                                        4 tablespoon(s) Salt
                                        2 tablespoon(s) Paprika
                                        1 tablespoon Black pepper, coarsely ground
                                        1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Onion powder
                                        1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Garlic powder
                                        1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Cayenne pepper
                                        1/2 teaspoon Coriander
                                        1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

                                        Mix together and use on any beef.

                                        Makes about 1/2 cup.










                                         
                                        #20
                                          Sundancer7

                                          RE: What's on your steak? Fri, 03/5/04 8:26 PM (permalink)
                                          Quite frankly the Sundancer only likes quality steak with salt and pepper. I do not add any flavoring such as A1 or any other.

                                          I want it medium rare and the taste of steak.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN
                                           
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                                            Lucky Bishop

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                                            RE: What's on your steak? Sat, 03/6/04 3:35 AM (permalink)
                                            As it so happens, I had a 10-ounce rib-eye at Le Caveau in the Back Bay tonight (where the menu is largely Belgian and therefore they don't blink when I ask for mayo with my frites) and it came topped with a light glazing of anchovy butter. I wouldn't want it every time, but it made a nice change.
                                             
                                            #22
                                              lamertz

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                                              RE: What's on your steak? Sun, 03/7/04 8:17 PM (permalink)
                                              When I have a prime cut,I like it simple with just a bit of salt and pepper. Otherwise,some sauteed onions,mushrooms in red wine would be nice.
                                              Here's a nice marinade for flank steak:
                                              1/2 cup soy sauce
                                              1/3 cup honey
                                              2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
                                              3-4 chopped green onions

                                              Marinate for a few hours or more
                                              Grill each side 4-5 minutes for med rare
                                              Top with Bleu Cheese right after it comes off the grill--slice against the grain
                                               
                                              #23
                                                JimInKy

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                                                RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 12:39 AM (permalink)
                                                With good steak, salt is my only seasoning. After looking at Michael's sumptious food photos from Doe's Eat Place (the Greenville, MS steakhouse), porterhouse steak has been on my mind for several days. I wonder if Michael knows the trouble his food pictures cause?
                                                 
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                                                  acer2x

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                                                  RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 7:27 AM (permalink)
                                                  My father's favorite way for a sirloin to be broiled or grilled was to lightly coat the steak before cooking with...Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard!!Excellent.
                                                   
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                                                    sauceman

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                                                    RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 3:06 PM (permalink)
                                                    Not even pepper. Just kosher salt. That's it.

                                                    Fred Sauceman
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      garykg6

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                                                      RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 3:20 PM (permalink)
                                                      this site is loaded with real steakfolks. nada on all the fancy stuff for this boy, salt and pepper will do just fine. If it's a cheaper cut, I give it to my in-laws and then take the rest of the brood to Charlies(in Tampa)
                                                       
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                                                        Bill B.

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                                                        RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        Starting in about five weeks, a great pile of fresh morel mushrooms simmered in real butter.

                                                        Otherwise, salt and pepper. Maybe a little garlic. Maybe a mound of sauteed button mushrooms.
                                                         
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                                                          meowzart

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                                                          RE: What's on your steak? Mon, 03/8/04 4:45 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by Bill B.

                                                          Starting in about five weeks, a great pile of fresh morel mushrooms simmered in real butter.


                                                          Bill B., I hope you are planning to hook the rest of us up with those morels!!! YUM! Or maybe we can all just stop by....?
                                                           
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                                                            Rex

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                                                            • Location: Greensboro, NC
                                                            RE: What's on your steak? Sat, 03/13/04 5:05 AM (permalink)
                                                            I may not know a darn thing about baking cakes....but me and steak....lol...well that's another story.

                                                            Rule #1: You never EVER cook steak inside on the stove. I don't care what time of year it is (and I live on the east coast)...on the grill...with nothing but garlic pepper. Medium rare...with a nice pink tinge. The cut has to be just right though. Sometimes I may add a little lea & perrins...maybe.

                                                            The best steak should always speak for itself.

                                                            Something that makes a winter storm much easier to deal with...grilling steak on the back porch.
                                                             
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