a poll, how rare do you like steak?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by chrish, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    a question came to mind, i like my steaks med-medrare, just pink not red but I'm getting to the point i like a thin band or red in the middle, i guess I'm getting a taste for it[​IMG]
    i know some people that want a burnt and dried out steak and i could hand them a piece of jerky and they wouldn't know the difference.

    whats your views and thoughts?
     
  2. bud's bbq

    bud's bbq Meat Mopper

    Knock the horns off - I do like NY Strips, T-Bones, Porterhouses very pink on the inside, if not red.

    bud
     
  3. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I like mine so a good vet. could give it mouth to mouth and it would be up and kickin ( guess that would be a rare vote)
     
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally I'm a medium rare fella. So many places don't know how to cook med rare - it's either medium or rare so I get a variety.
     
  5. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto, medium rare here also.

    PC.......YOU JUST TURNED OVER THE BIG 1000.....CONGRAT'S!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. texan

    texan Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Medium to medium rare. I travel and eat out so much, and have been bittn by the bug once or twice at restaurants that I wasn't familier with. So as a rule, if it is a new place I don't know - medium. If they call me by name when I stroll through the door - medium rare.
     
  7. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Call 911...got to be a bleeder....[​IMG]
     
  8. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heyyy! Look at me go! Thanks Tonto [​IMG]
     
  9. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Medium Rare for me.
     
  10. devolutionist

    devolutionist Meat Mopper

    For me it seems like it depends on when the last time was that I had a steak. The longer it's been, the rarer I like it [​IMG]

    Or maybe that's because I'm just impatient?
     
  11. chrish

    chrish Smoking Fanatic

    oh man i know how it is when you go out and eat and order a steak, and its alwase med rare for me as these people cooking never get it right, to be honest i have to ask for a rare steak to get one thats med well, if its a thin steak 3 min on each side and its done,

    ive got to enclude this but twice ive been to a hole in the wall cafe and orderd a burger and the tomato slice on it, get this the tops with the brown spot where the stem is, the throw away part of the tomato, who wants to eat that? bull pucky or maby the cook knew me and got a revenge out of it,[​IMG] tho i dont go around making people mad at me.
     
  12. johnt

    johnt Fire Starter

    I like mine med. rare (thin red in the middle). Most places don't know how to do anyting but rare or well done [​IMG] It's hard to find a good stake unless you cook it yourself.
     
  13. smokeydobee

    smokeydobee Newbie

    My wife accuses me of having to keep my steak from crawling off the plate.... now I DO like it medium rare heavy on the rare... but crawling... nah :)
     
  14. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Medium rare for me. I cook the majority of the steak that I eat, so I do not have anyone to blame but me.
     
  15. Medium for me, like it pink and tender, but like mentioned before, so many places have butchered my steaks in the past, I don't risk it anymore.
     
  16. navyfe

    navyfe Fire Starter

    Medium Rare. But have to agree that most places tend not to get it right - so either a little more on the rare or more medium.
     
  17. If I'm at a reputable place, or doing it myself at home (with meat from my butcher--not the supermarket/Costco) I'll order it "black & blue"--a very hot sear on the outside, but still so rare it's cool in the middle. If I'm not so sure, it'll be medium-rare.

    I'm also very fond of beef carpaccio--very thinly sliced raw tenderloin--and steak sashimi from my favorite sushi restaurant.
     
  18. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Medium rare. Use the touch method, poke it with your finger to gauge doneness. A friend who owned a restaurant educated me.

    JavaMaven1 - Sushi? You are NOT supposed to eat your bait. [​IMG]
     
  19. smok_n_okie

    smok_n_okie Fire Starter

    I tend to float like others...
    if i'm the cook . med.rare if i go out to unknown place. med.
     
  20. But bait with soy sauce and wasabi is so tasty! [​IMG]
     

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