How do you cook your steaks?

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by IveofIone, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL. Anymore my camps are pretty much private. And the majority of the time they are now Project Healing Waters involved in one way or another.
     
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  2. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Well, it's a great cause...worthy of a great spread. I guess I'll just have to eat my Jerky :D
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I do still have my private camps. I have pretty much always cooked this way, mostly because it's how my Dad cooked in camp.
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    BTW, sorry for stealing the thread, carry on with steak talk. :)
     
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    Wow Jerry that looks delicious. I really like the hash with what looks like two dozen eggs.
     
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    you really know how to poach a thread :)
     
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  7. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. That's hash with eggs cooked over the top at the last minute. I always serve them with fresh rolls.
     
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    Oh, and the low country boil above. I did have some leftovers. Put them in the ice box and then reused it ALL for breakfast the next morning.

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    Then add a couple dozen eggs
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    Then serve. Sorry, we were STARVING by time it was done, was too busy eating to take finished pics. :)
     
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    I like mine black and blue chicago style, charred on the outside, bluerare on the inside.
     
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    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

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    Ok.....i forgot about steak for a minute there; Jerry's fault.
    I've been pan searing all winter; works great on cast iron. Simple, easy, reliable, tasty.
    Ok, so it's not JERRY cooking, but..........it'll have to do. :)
     
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    sdfkjdfkljsd kj iuwoijfklj...gggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........ you guys suck.... I havent had anything to eat today.
    Forgot my lunch, and the wife sent out the house payment so no jack n the box for me....
    I think I am having steak for dinner though....
     
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    jersey livin' the dream

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    With the pan sear method, don't be afraid to get that pan "ash" hot. The pan will turn a grayish color...not only steaks, but pork loin too.

    Sear the loin with three turns for a few minutes and in the oven it goes. Cooks neat and clean and fast. Pan gravy is spectacular too.

    Just be sure not to grab the damn pan after it comes out of the oven, its a good 6-7 days in healing, or so I'm told.
     
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    Pork Tenderloin too and even a thick skinless salmon fillet with some mayo based coating on the top. I use the side burner on the grill to pan sear in some olive oil and then move the pan onto the covered grill on medium (350F ish) to finish. Left the middle burner off so the pan side didn't get too done. Got a nice little crust on the pan side of the salmon and then a little browning on the mayo coating topside. Remove meal from pan while on grill and leave pan on grill so you don't have to touch the pan again until it's cool. :)
     
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    I don't do it always, but many times I heat the cast iron skillet very hot on the side burner of my grill, sear the steaks on both sides for a few minutes, then I open the grill and lay the steaks on the low heat side. If I'm taking my time and enjoying a glass of Pendleton, I'll have added some soaked apple or hickory chips to the grill to add some smokey flavor. Before cooking I usually rub the steaks with a mixture of salt, coarse ground black pepper, and garlic and let them sit for 1/2 hr or hour at room (outside temp if camping) before cooking. While the steaks sit is a great time to pour yourself a glass of Pendleton and have a little smoked salmon, cream cheese, & jalapeno jelly over triscuits to get your appetite going.

    That Potato Salad in your photo looks freakin' tastey.
     
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    Wow Ive, steak 3 times a week for years? I grew up in a meat and potatoes family, but cut back on beef years ago, in hopes of living healthy longer. As for cooking style, I BBQ steak on my charcoal grill, even in the winter (covered deck in rainy w. WA). I like the idea of cooking 'em on cast iron on the stove, but haven't had the nerve to try it. I like the charcoal flavor, but am now reading that cooking food over charcoal may be yet another cancer causer.

    I like steak rare to med. rare. I heard a chef say years ago that people who like steak well done would like ground beef just as well, and that over-cooking is a waste of a steak.

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