Any beefeaters still out there?

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    Sep 06, 2020 10:06 PM GMT
    A local market was selling some grass fed HAWAIIAN BEEF!
    It was the first time I tried it and it was very flavorful and
    different from what I've had on the mainland. Looks like I will
    go back for more. Any good ideas on beef preparation and cooking?

    I used ground beef and grilled the patties with some thin slices
    of pineapple and a big dollop of island grown avocado. Yup!
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    Sep 06, 2020 10:37 PM GMT
    I still enjoy a nice Porterhouse Roast.
    In fact I'm I'm roasting one for lunch today.
    I grew up on grass feed beef. Not sure what all the fuss is, about it now?
  • wild_sky360

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    Sep 07, 2020 7:11 AM GMT
    I grill up a steak or two most weeks if they're looking good. That is not a given so I freeze some if they are exceptional. Agreed, the grass fed have a super nice flavor. They require a bit more care in cooking though, with much less fat marbling than standard US beef. Flip side is they have a very healthy fat profile compared to standard grain finished beef. Usually about twice the price too.

    I'm always experimenting with the technique. Currently it is salted overnight or at least one hour prior to grill. It is supposed to retain moisture during cooking. I think I've observed it, though it could just be good cuts. But that's what the steakhouses do.

    They're seared on a nearly molten cast iron grill for two minutes on high. Turn the heat down to low and just coast the rest while turning them one quarter on each side for two minutes each. on the still hot iron grate. I love seasoned butter on the finished steak, and let it rest a few minutes while I open a nice red wine.

    Sometimes served with a big dollop of buttermilk mashed potatoes with extra butter. Or oven roasted baby potatoes. I'm on a roasted brussel sprouts kick lately. It's a nice tasty plate. Even better the next day is a hash of all the leftovers. fried up in a skillet... recrisping the potatoes on high heat and gently simmering the beef scraps.

    It's making me hungry, but it''s way too late to eat now. I should be in bed.
    bon apetit
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    Sep 07, 2020 10:59 AM GMT
    I’ve never seen Hawaiian beef offered for sale anywhere on the US mainland. I have had grass-fed beef, but from South America, and it was very good, though expensive. When I lived in Germany you didn’t see US beef, but rather mostly Argentine (Argentinische). In fact, some German steakhouses would have that word in their name.

    We eat very little beef anyway, mostly seafood and poultry, and Italian pasta. I also like some ham, and he’ll eat bacon or a pork sausage at breakfast a couple times a month, and maybe we’ll have some lamb in a Greek restaurant. But today beef is seldom on our plate. I think last time we had steak on our indoor kitchen grill was 2 months ago, and maybe the same length of time at a restaurant.

    When I BBQ’d outdoors a lot I did more steaks, and those I sometimes marinated overnight. But first I might tenderize with a toothed mallet, depending on my mood, and how it looked & felt to me. Sometimes I’d start with a commercial marinade, but then alter it to taste. Adding hot sauce, AI, Worcestershire, brown sugar, seasonings, whatever my fancy was at the moment. Other times I might make it from scratch.

    I preferred a charcoal grill rather than gas. On occassion I’ve added some mesquite wood chips, to remind me of Texas steaks. For myself I cooked it medium rare, not heavily seared on the outside. I hate a charred taste.
  • bro4bro

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    Sep 07, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
    Dude, if you need advice on beef preparation and cooking then sorry, you're not a guy.

    Steak + grill = dinner

    QED
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    Sep 07, 2020 5:04 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidDude, if you need advice on beef preparation and cooking then sorry, you're not a guy.

    Steak + grill = dinner

    QED


    No I get it, I was just checking to see if anyone still eats beef?
    P.S. Don't forget to add some salt and pepper!!
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    Sep 07, 2020 6:35 PM GMT
    Yes most important, don't forget to season ones beef.

    Oh and the best ever fresh sashimi I've ever experienced, was from the Fishmonger in Hilo; HI.
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    Sep 07, 2020 6:59 PM GMT
    Nothing better-

    T-bone steaks are cut closer to the front, and contain a smaller section of tenderloin. The smaller portion of a T-bone, when sold alone, is known as a filet mignon (called fillet steak in Commonwealth countries and Ireland), especially if cut from the small forward end of the tenderloin.

    There is little agreement among experts on how large the tenderloin must be to differentiate a T-bone steak from porterhouse.

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    Sep 07, 2020 7:18 PM GMT
    My husband and I like our beef cooked to different timing. I like my steak, beef Medium Rare, still a wee pink inside. Yet my husband enjoys his stake a wee more cooked; well done. No pink in side. A wee to dry for me.
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    Sep 07, 2020 10:57 PM GMT
    With my poor gut health and hypoglycemia, my diet has been reduced to beef, eggs, dairy, and berries, and the beef can't be cooked beyond medium rare. So, I start my days with a grilled chuck roast smoothie, and I usually have a ribeye for dinner.
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    Sep 07, 2020 11:39 PM GMT
    paradox saidWith my poor gut health and hypoglycemia, my diet has been reduced to beef, eggs, dairy, and berries, and the beef can't be cooked beyond medium rare. So, I start my days with a grilled chuck roast smoothie, and I usually have a ribeye for dinner.


    Oh, hmm do you take any probiotics? They might help? I cooked my burgers just so I didn't see any blood. Personally, I'm
    not a fan of rare or even uncooked meats of any kind. The grill was ready and it cooked them slow to not over cook them.
    A good diet and a mixed diet is what I think will help with good health!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 10, 2020 8:09 PM GMT
    I prefer grass fed beef and you can taste the difference between grass fed beef and corn fed beef. I always try to avoid corn fed beef because it is unhealthy and it tastes funny. However, that Hawaiian grass fed beef sounds very good, too bad it isn't available on the mainland.
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    Sep 11, 2020 11:01 PM GMT
    AussieBeef saidI still enjoy a nice Porterhouse Roast.
    In fact I'm I'm roasting one for lunch today.
    I grew up on grass feed beef. Not sure what all the fuss is, about it now?


    Is AussieBeef good? Or is it tough? Seems like real men from downunder
    are true meat eaters? Personally, I like Hawaiian-grass fed beef or Grass fed
    free range Bison. If it's from China, forget it and if it's from________, Never!
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    Sep 12, 2020 5:58 PM GMT
    BigBanana said
    P.S. Don't forget to add some salt and pepper!!

    I go easy on salt, since it can dry meat, a desiccant. If I marinate there’s enough salt already in that. Pepper’s OK, the marinade usually takes care of that, too. I want to compliment the natural meat taste, not overpower it. Which is why I sometimes do nothing at all, don’t even marinate. Though I’d love to learn how to age steak, if I can do that at home.
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    Sep 12, 2020 6:06 PM GMT
    BigBanana said
    AussieBeef saidI still enjoy a nice Porterhouse Roast.
    In fact I'm I'm roasting one for lunch today.
    I grew up on grass feed beef. Not sure what all the fuss is, about it now?


    Is AussieBeef good? Or is it tough? Seems like real men from downunder
    are true meat eaters? Personally, I like Hawaiian-grass fed beef or Grass fed
    free range Bison. If it's from China, forget it and if it's from________, Never!

    Much of our Beef goes to China.
    Yes we do have good quality Aussie Beef. But one could dry it out in the cooking process, if cooked incorrectly. I always season my meat, before cooking, it helps bring out the flavour. I have eaten Hawaiian Grass Feed Beef, but never bison. Have to try it, next time I'm in Hawai'I.
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    Sep 14, 2020 1:13 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    BigBanana said
    P.S. Don't forget to add some salt and pepper!!

    I go easy on salt, since it can dry meat, a desiccant. If I marinate there’s enough salt already in that. Pepper’s OK, the marinade usually takes care of that, too. I want to compliment the natural meat taste, not overpower it. Which is why I sometimes do nothing at all, don’t even marinate. Though I’d love to learn how to age steak, if I can do that at home.


    You can age beef in your home fridge in special bags (foodvac required):

    https://umaidry.com/
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 15, 2020 5:26 AM GMT
    I love me some meat.
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    Sep 15, 2020 5:01 PM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2020 8:38 PM GMT
    ^ A little of that won't hurt! After all keeping your meat, moist is much better for you!
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    Sep 16, 2020 1:31 AM GMT
    My beef cums with whit sauce.
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    Sep 16, 2020 10:01 AM GMT
    I like my Gin with 70% Dubonnet, and 30% Gin, with a slice of lemon, under ice.
    Something I enjoy on special occasions.
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    Sep 17, 2020 8:33 PM GMT
    AussieBeef saidMy beef cums with whit sauce.


    *GASP!* And here's me thinking all this time how innocent you are!!!! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 19, 2020 3:19 AM GMT
    Brian_RoXXX said
    AussieBeef saidMy beef cums with whit sauce.


    *GASP!* And here's me thinking all this time how innocent you are!!!! icon_wink.gif


    Mate I started to experience life at a young age, and had a fucking good time doing so too.
    Most likely why I'm contented in a 30+ year SSR, and don't feel I'm missing out.on anything.
    Why I have no need too do gsy bars and clubs either, or a need to live in a inner city gay ghetto, and contested out in the burbs in the broder community, as a married homosexual.
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    Sep 19, 2020 7:06 PM GMT
    AussieBeef said
    Brian_RoXXX said
    AussieBeef saidMy beef cums with whit sauce.


    *GASP!* And here's me thinking all this time how innocent you are!!!! icon_wink.gif


    Mate I started to experience life at a young age, and had a fucking good time doing so too.
    Most likely why I'm contented in a 30+ year SSR, and don't feel I'm missing out.on anything.
    Why I have no need too do gsy bars and clubs either, or a need to live in a inner city gay ghetto, and contested out in the burbs in the broder community, as a married homosexual.


    Crickey, mate! You and me both!
    Your story is identical to how I feel myself!
    I'm almost positive that you have met some younger friends throughout the years, who are just "coming out", and who you have tried to give advice to regarding the gay bars/scene, but they never listen. Funny though, when you meet up with them years later, they have learned that what you said was true all along.
    I guess it's one of those things that one has to go through and experience for themselves. I know I did! icon_smile.gif