My crappy dinner

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Everyone brags about their dinner. This will be a refreshing change.

    I picked up some Choice Top Sirloin at Albertson. Top Sirloin has the best flavor IMO

    I decided to cook it in my cast iron instead of on the grill. This was the first time for me to cook steak on cast iron

    I seasoned the steak with Saltgrass 7 seasoning, wrapped it with plastic and put it in the fridge for about 3 hours. The seasoning came out kinda fast but it didn't concern me.
    I heated up the skillet on medium until water instantly evaporated.
    No oil on the skillet. I had read not to do that.
    I threw the steak on, 4 minutes per side. The steak was pretty lean so there wasn't a lot of fat rendering. The steak sizzled though. I didn't really get a crust like I had hoped.

    Steak was tough. I don' think it would really pass the Choice test.
    It was salty as fuck. The seasoning was just too much.

    The pan now has some crusty stuff burned on to it. I scraped as much off as I could. I may end up re-seasoning the fucking skillet.

    Lessons Learned:
    Don't buy Albertson Choice beef
    Don't use a new seasoning without knowing it's power
    Put oil in your pan

    I'll probably just go back to the Weber for steaks.

    Very dissatisfying meal.

    :fail:
    :owned:
     
  2. nazdrowie

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    great pics
     
  3. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    hi EC!
     
  4. XuXu

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    you know what else is dissatisfying? NO PICS!
     
  5. BearShit

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    Yes albertsons sucks for meat. QFC for me and their angus cuts, on managers special of course.
     
  7. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I was going to take pictures but the kitchen is dirty. The Mrs. G is out of town.

    Costco has great Prime Top Sirloin. I'm not going to Albertson again except for hamburger.
     
  8. Engaged Chicken

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    Top sirloin is a vile cut. For starters. :coffee:


    A good cut that is dirt cheap, if you're going that route is sirloin tip. (NOT TOP. TIP!!!!!!)



    Also, did you take the meat out of the fridge for a half hour or so before you cooked it? Probably not. That was your second mistake. Well, third, if you count that horrible rub as the second. :D
     
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    no ketchup ?
     
  10. Engaged Chicken

    Engaged Chicken VIP Extreme Gold

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    And you're right, you have to put oil in the pan. Heat the skillet BEFORE you put the oil in. Then heat the oil, then take tongs and paper towels and wipe out the excess oil. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, that is when the meat goes in.



    Just go get a burger. :coffee:
     
  11. Phil McKrakin

    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    I made a bone in ribeye in the skillet last night. It was awesome. :owned:
     
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    ribeye is the way to go. never failed me.
     
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Here's my pan after scraping but there is still crap left on it. The brownish stuff is crust, not rust.


    View attachment 12410
     
  14. Bro

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    Turn the heat up on your pan. Pre-heat your oven to 450.

    Sear for 1 minute each side. Put in the oven check every 2 minutes or more depending on how thick the cut. 135 to 140 degrees.
     
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    Slice thin.
     
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    that pan needs to be seasoned....unless it burnt off.
     
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    Soak it and scrub it. :dontknow:
     
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    :jj: I love it when guys have to fend for themselves
     
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    Boil vinegar in your pan, Gwartney, that crud will come right up with a wooden spoon. Vinegar or wine will work.