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Steak- What do you Recommend And Why?

Can anyone explain to me the quality, taste, cost etc. of different types of steak? I don’t really know anything about meat quality, but I want to get the highest quality steak (for a reasonable price) for my dad’s birthday. I’m looking at Omaha Steaks and I just realized I have no idea what to look for! What would you recommend and why? Also, what would be the most impressive?

My dad loves to cook and barbecue, but he’s cheap so I’m ordering him expensive marinated meat– so no restaurant recommendations please! ūüôā

I want to know about:

1) Filet Mignon
2) Prime Rib
3) Sirloin
4) T-bone
5) Strip Steak
6) Rib-eye

If he likes his steaks well-done, you may want to stick with the Rib-eye; it has a higher fat content therefore will retain more moisture and flavor. If he is eating his steak at a medium or more rare doneness then I would recommend the Filet Mignon or Porterhouse (most expensive, readily available cuts). I personally think Porterhouse has more flavor and a good combination of meat with the bone-in and you get a piece of Filet Mignon on one side of the bone and a Strip Steak on the other side of the bone ( I save the super tender Filet side to eat last). So obviously, a more economical but still yummy steak is a Strip Steak. Rib-eye, T-bone and Sirloin are OK and just a note on Prime Rib; cooking time would be a good bit longer (larger cut of meat) and is generally served with a very pink center (rare to med rare) if that is a concern for his meat-eating preferences

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Posted by mark - June 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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Where can I find a prime rib restaurant in Manhattan, especially in mid – Manhattan area?

I am looking for a restaurant that does prime rib, ie one of the best cuts of beef slow cooked in prime rib style.

Thanks.

I love prime rib and make a point to eating at steak houses often.

In my opinion, the best prime rib in NYC can be found at Ben Benson. (It’s not just the steak that’s good there btw, everything is excellent). It’s located on 52nd st b/w 6th & 7th.

Smith & Wollensky on 49th & 3rd also serves up a wonderful prime rib.

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Posted by mark - June 19, 2017 at 5:53 pm

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What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?

If you are one of those people who are asking “What is the best way to season a prime rib of beef?” then here are a few choices. These are great examples to pair with your favorite vegetables. Remember to check back for more recipes.

 

Crawford Farm Meats Ect.-Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus

 

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

 

Total Prep and Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

What You’ll Need:

One beef rib roast, standing (about four to seven ribs))
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Large grain salt (kosher salt) about one half tsp per bone
Half tbsp of softened butter per rib
Roasting pan (large) with no less than three inch sides
Two tbsp of flour
One quart of beef broth (keep cold)

What To Do:

Take prime rib from fridge and put in pan. You will not need a rack because the rib bones make a natural one. Rub the whole surface of the roast with the butter, and then coat it evenly with you salt and black pepper.

Leave your prime rib at room temperature for two hours. Preheat oven to four-hundred and fifty degrees F. When oven is hot, put in roast and cook it for twenty minutes to sear outside of roast. After twenty minutes turn down oven to three-hundred twenty-five degrees F. Roast until desired internal temperature is reached (see the guide below). Medium-rare will take about fifteen minutes per pound.

Transfer in large platter, and let rib rest, loosely cover it with foil for thirty minutes before serving. If you cut into meat too early it will cause a loss of juice.

To Make Your “Au Jus” Sauce:

While rib is resting, pour off all but two Tbsp of the fat from pan and  then place on your stove top over med heat. Add some flour and cook, stir for five minutes to form roux. Pour in beef broth and whisk into roux. Scrape all caramelized drippings from bottom of the pan.

Turn heat to high, cook sauce for ten minutes until reduced and thickened slightly (will not be heavy sauce). Adjust seasoning as needed. Then strain and serve with the prime rib.

Internal Temperature Guide:

These are the temps to remove the beef, and not the final temp. Roast will continue to cook after it’s removed.

Rare: remove @ 110 degrees F. (final temp about 120)

Medium-Rare: remove @ 120 degrees F. (final temp about 130)

Medium: remove @ 130 degrees F. (final temp about 140)

 

About.com-Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus

 

 

 

FoodNetwork.com-Foolproof Standing Rib Roast

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mark - June 5, 2017 at 12:03 am

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How to bake pork chops?

Take a good quality pork chop
I asked in another question what a good pork chop recipe was and this one sounded delicious….

ritz crackers crushed add a little garlic powder, season salt, pepper …dip your chops in beaten eggs..than roll in the ritz cracker mix..put in baking dish with melted butter or marg. and bake at 350 for 45 mins uncovered!! These are to die for..So moist and juicy and the cracker mix is incredible….Serve with potatoe of your choice

My question is, do I just put enough butter to cover the bottom!?
And how big should the chops be?
And should they have a bone!?

Bone in is very tender*

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Posted by mark - June 3, 2017 at 10:34 am

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3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal

 

 

Ever get this great idea on what to make for dinner then as you are preparing it you wonder what to serve with it? Well here are 5 easy side dishes you can pair with almost any meal. Don’t forget to check back for more side and main course recipes.

 

 

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal

 

 

#1- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Total Time: 22 mins

Ingredients:

One pound of fresh asparagus
Ten minced garlic cloves
Three Tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
One quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan

 

Directions:

1st
Heat the oil and garlic in small saucepan over a low heat until the garlic becomes a golden color, allow oil to cool.
2nd
Bend your asparagus gently and when it snaps, discard the end pieces.
3rd
Put asparagus on a roasting pan and toss them with olive oil and garlic, make sure to coat all pieces.
4th
Line the asparagus up and push them together. Then season them with the salt and pepper, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
5th
Roast the asparagus in a preheated oven at 400 F for about twelve minutes or until cooked how you like.
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Serve and enjoy.

 

AllRecipes.com-Oven-Roasted Asparagus

FoodNetwork.com-Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

 

#2- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

Total Time: 55 mins

Ingredients:

Six slices of chopped bacon
One large diced onion
Two minced cloves of garlic
One large cored and sliced head of cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste
Half tsp of onion powder
Half tsp of garlic powder
One eighth tsp of paprika

 

Directions:

  1. Place bacon in large stockpot and cook it over a medium-high heat until it is nice and crispy. Add your onion and garlic. Cook and stir it until the onion gets soft. Then  immediately stir in your cabbage and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, keep stirring. Season with the salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and  your paprika. Reduce the heat to low, cover it, and let simmer. Keep stirring it occasionally for about 30 minutes more. Serve and enjoy.

Food.com-Fried Cabbage And Bacon With Onion

QuickNEasyRecipes.net-Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion, And Garlic

 

#3- Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

Total Time: 60 mins

Ingredients:

Four lg unpeeled potatoes, cut into Quarter-inch strips
One quarter cup of olive oil
Three minced cloves of garlic
Half tsp of ground dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Half cup grated Parmesan
Quarter cup of chopped parsley
Quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese (keep separate)
Quarter tsp of seasoned salt

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place your potatoes in mixing bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and garlic. Toss it until evenly coated. Then take fries out of the bowl and place on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Save your remaining oil in the bowl. Bake fries in preheated oven for thirty minutes, flip the fries halfway through baking. Return fries to the bowl with the olive oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss them to coat, and spread again on baking sheet. Put back in oven, and bake until the Parmesan melts. Sprinkle the fries with the remaining quarter cup of Parmesan and season with salt to serve.

 

MyRecipes.com-Garlic Fries

FoodNetwork.com-Oven Baked Parmesan French Fries

 

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Posted by mark - May 31, 2017 at 6:13 pm

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Where can I find a corned beef roast (not brisket)?

At the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin Ohio – at the VIP pavillion on Saturday they prepare roast corned beef which is similar to prime rib. I’d like to do one for Thanksgiving instead of turkey.

one of us is confused ,corned beef is a cured brisket.and I cant think of a way that you could cook it and make it come out like prime rib.
Ive been cooking both corned beef brisket and brisket for years ,so im pretty sure I know what I’m talking about.
depending on the store you buy your meat at.you will usually find the briskets and the corned beef together.
At my super market the have what is called a whole brisket.It is fat on one end and gets smaller at the other,the small flat end is what is popularly used to cure into corned beef,sometimes you can find the other end cured also.
anyway the large end is usually roasted as is or barbecued.
I roast a whole brisket at times with really good results,Its tender and juicy.
of course there is always the possibility that it is a specialty cut of meat that someone corned (cured) but it wouldn’t look anything like a prime rib, its flesh would be pink like ham.
So maybe you could call whoever did the dinner and ask.
wish I could be of more help.
peace ><>

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what beef roast is the most tender without paying for prime rib or fillet mignon?

i did a boneless rib roast and it came out tough..

Please see this article for the best ways to tenderize a tough roast. This is geared towards novice cooks and people who have to buy meat on a budget. Additionally, the quality of meat has gone down:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2030720/how_to_rescue_a_tough_roast_beef.html?cat=22

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Posted by mark - May 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

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Omaha Beef Prime Dancers

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Posted by mark - May 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm

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Why did my chicken come out rubbery?

My first time making baked chicken…. I seasoned it, put 4 legs in a Pyrex pan thing and cooked them for 1 hour at 390 degrees…. 30 mins on each side… they are tough and rubbery….. not easily falling off the bone like normal… what did i do wrong? Could it be the meat quality?

slow and low is the key. Season them, put them on a baking sheet, or a pyrex pan, whichever, but add a little water in the bottom. this will keep them moist while cooking. Bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, and check them. If you have a probe thermometer, check the temperature, it should be at 160 degrees when you take them out. There is no need to turn them, they will cook evenly enough. Once you take them out, let them sit a minute or two, then serve! They should turn out alot better. Don’t ever cook chicken at 390, that is way too high and it cooks the chicken too fast, drying the meat out. And keeping it in for an hour definitely took all the moisture out, no wonder it turned out rubbery! I hope this helps, and I hope your chicken turns out delicious!

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Posted by mark - May 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

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3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes

 

 

Busy Mom on the Go? If you are looking for a quick easy meal for your family tonight, look no further! We’ve got 3 for you! Try any one of these 3 Best¬†Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes and you’ll have a happy faces after dinner tonight.

 

 

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes

 

I love just about any type of chicken pasta, but when I was shown you could put chicken IN pasta, I was floored! The best thing about chicken pasta is that you almost never have to eat it the same way twice (unless you want to)! The ingredient combonations are endless, but I thought I’d share with ya’ll what I think to be the 3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes!¬†Don’t forget to keep checking back here at Crawford Farm Meats for¬†tasty ways to cook your quality meats¬†I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, in no particular order here they are:

 

 

 3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #1

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #1

 #1 Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells

 

This recipe combines three glorious cheeses, chicken, broccoli and other great ingredients to make this rich tasting dish! Wanna know the best part? This specific recipe makes PLENTY for you to eat and still freeze moer than half for later!

 

Find this great recipe here: Mommy I’m Hungry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #2

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #2

 #2 Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

 

This stuffed shell recipe it a bit different, it has a marinara based sauce with spinach as the vegetable. Don’t the the word spinach scare some of you away though, this dish has a robust flavor that even a picky eater (like myself) would love! I really like how she has added notes to make the prep easy as pie!¬†Also another great cook and freeze meal!

 

Find the recipe for this meal here: The Girl Who Ate Everything

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #3

3 Best Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipes #3

 #3 Mexican Chicken Stuffed Shells

 

What hooked me on this recipe, is that it switches up the usual Italian based pasta dish with a Mexican kick! This is a deliciously filling meal that will jazz up dinner time. This colorful creation with all the red, yellow, green and orange bellpeppers looks beautiful and tastes just as great!

 

Find your bit of Mexican spice here: Busy At Home

 

 

 

My absolute FAVORITE thing about these recipes is that they were adapted by your typical woman; working, busy mom, ect. They have given you tips on they best ways to go about making these dishes and the process is pretty quick and painless (who doesn’t love that?). Also these stuffed shell meals can all be made in bulk and frozen for one of those nights where you get home late & don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch….pull this out the freezer and viola’! instant happy faces! Try these recipes out and you won’t be dissapointed! Make sure to come back and leave a comment to let me know how everything went!

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Posted by Laura - May 15, 2017 at 10:47 am

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