Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How to make a great steak

The Atlantic tells us how to make a great steak ...

Argentina has a reputation for being a "steak only" type of place, a country where the cuisine doesn't really extend beyond a grilled slab of meat, with a little salt (if any) added to the mix.

Yes, on nearly every block, you'll find a steakhouse (parrilla) that uses a wood-fired grill, but next to those steaks on the grill, you'll find short ribs (a prized cut here, but the last one I would ever think of throwing on the grilll), chorizo sausage, blood sausage, kidneys, intestines, and sweetbreads.

As with the steaks, these are all prepared by grilling with just a little salt. There's no brining, marinating, or sautéing, just the grill. There's no black pepper, no option of a mushroom sauce or burgundy reduction. Things are kept simple: Meat. Fire. A Little Salt.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Brian Stanley said...

You will probably scoff. But Shoney's has great to order steaks. Of course they aren't grilled but are cooked on a griddle. But they are very, very good.