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Old 02-20-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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remedial cooking 101?

hi everyone! i'm new to the boards. i came here for tips, tricks, and how-to's, as well as conversation and such!

are the boards welcoming to those with less than average cooking skills? :oops:

and can anyone point me toward good cuts of beef that don't dry out when broiling? lol (dh loves steak, and i kill it every time. :? )

looking forward to meeting everyone and learning from you!
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hi mrspotts!!! Welcome to Discuss Cooking. All cooking expertise is welcome here - we all learn together.

Now, about that steak... how do you and mrpotts like your steaks done? Rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well. That will be a good place to start from. What are your favorite cuts, i.e., ribeye, sirloin, flank, filet, t-bone?
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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hi there!

we both like our steaks done med-well to well done.

and i have no idea about cuts. i have no idea what to look for in the store. i do know that we've bought bottom round and top round before, and they both are just too tough, even when i DO manage to cook them to a nice medium doneness. (my MIL has bought us filet mignon before, and that's a nice treat. but it's not something that i can afford on a regular basis.)

thanks for your help. :D
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site. EVERYONE is welcome here and we are glad you found us.

Most cuts can be cooked under the broiler without drying out. The key is to not leave then in too long. The best way to judge this is with a probe thermometer. As long as you cook the meat to medium or less (in my opinion) the meat should still be juicy.
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Hi Mrspotts! I'm glad you found us!
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we both like our steaks done med-well to well done.
Well done will pretty much never be juicy. Med well is even pushing it.
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welcome, hope you like it here.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:34 PM   #8
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thanks for the welcome, everyone! i appreciate it. :)

re: well-done steaks. i'm not really looking for super juicy. i'm just trying to avoid shoe leather, if you kwim?

i've been marinating a top round for an hour. i'm going to so see what damage i can do to it now. wish me luck.

i'll be seeing you all around! have a great night!
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Paula - how are you cooking your round steak?
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