Sunday, June 6, 2010

#SteakChat 6/9/10: Cooking Steak

#STEAKCHAT TOPIC ON 6/9/10

For the #SteakChat conversation on June 9, 2010, the topic will be:
What’s the best way to cook a great steak?

There are 8 cooking equipment options, 10 techniques, 9 fuels and 10 temperature levels. Which combinations have you tried? Which do you prefer? Which produce great steak? Which are likely to produce mediocre steak?

5 COOKING EQUIPMENT OPTIONS

There are 5 basic cooking equipment options available for steak:
  1. Broiler
  2. Grill
  3. Oven
  4. Pan
  5. Sous Vide
Which of these produces great steaks? Which produce mediocre steaks?

10 COOKING TECHNIQUES

There are 10 basic cooking techniques for steak:
  1. Boil
  2. Braise
  3. Broil
  4. Grill
  5. Pan Fry
  6. Pan Roast
  7. Roast
  8. Stew
  9. Sauté
  10. Stir Fry
Which of these produces great steaks? Which produce mediocre steaks?

9 COOKING FUELS

There are 9 basic cooking fuels that produce heat to cook steak:
  1. Briquettes (variety of types)
  2. Electric Elements (e.g. broiler)
  3. Hardwood (variety of types)
  4. Infrared Tiles
  5. Lump Charcoal (variety of types)
  6. Metal Conduction (e.g. pay fry)
  7. Natural Gas
  8. Propane Gas
  9. Sous Vide (i.e. low heat via plastic bag in water)
Which of these produces great steaks? Which produce mediocre steaks?

10 COOKING TEMPERATURE LEVELS

There are 10 different temperature levels for cooking steak (all temperatures are given in degrees Fahrenheit):
  1. 1,200° to 1,600°
  2. 900° to 1,200°
  3. 750° to 900°
  4. 650° to 750°
  5. 550° to 650°
  6. 450° to 550°
  7. 350° to 450°
  8. 250° to 350°
  9. 212° to 250°
  10. 125° (sous vide) to 212°
Which of these produces great steaks? Which produce mediocre steaks?

WHAT IS #STEAKCHAT?

#SteakChat invites everyone who want to discuss and share ideas about steak.

#SteakChat covers topics such as the many different tastes and textures produced by different cooking methods, cooking fuels, steak cuts, steak marbling, cattle breeds, cattle feed, and even different farms.

#SteakChat takes place every Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET (every Thursday at 0000 GMT) and lasts about one hour.

#SteakChat may be very fast-paced. It takes place in real time, as a streaming conversation. Think of #SteakChat as a group of friends having a discussion about steak while standing around a backyard grill or dining in a steak house.

For information about how to participate in #SteakChat, see our Blog on How to Participate in #SteakChat.

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