Category: Steak Cooking

  • Preparing Salt-Packed Anchovies: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Preparing Salt-Packed Anchovies: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Anchovies rank at the top of the list when it comes to flavor-enhancing ingredients. Loaded with glutamates and inosinates–molecules that we perceive as deeply savory and even meaty–anchovies can improve the flavor of all sorts of foods without adding any overt fishiness. They’re even added to meatloaf, leg of lamb, and Worcestershire sauce. Advertisement BannerThey…

  • Our Taste Test Reveals the Top-Rated Anchovy Fillets

    Our Taste Test Reveals the Top-Rated Anchovy Fillets

    Anchovies. Anchovies. WRONG. I’ve found that everyone loves anchovies, but some people aren’t aware of it. Anchovies, according to many chefs and experienced home cooks, are a favorite secret weapon in the food industry. They’re an excellent source of glutamic acid and inosinic acids, two molecules that trigger our sense of savoriness. Do you think…

  • An Introductory Handbook on Soft Shell Crabs for Novices

    An Introductory Handbook on Soft Shell Crabs for Novices

    The first batch of soft shell crabs for 2009 has arrived at Grand Central Oyster Bar in Manhattan and other places. Advertisement BannerRobb Walsh, a Houston Press food critic and crustacean expert, highly recommended Jim Gossen as our soft shell crab guru. Gossen was fishing with crawfishermen in the Atchafalaya Basin when we spoke (always…

  • Recipe for Dry Ribs Memphis-Style

    Recipe for Dry Ribs Memphis-Style

    Memphis dry ribs, traditionally, are cooked on charcoal at medium heat. They’re then brushed with vinegar every 15 to 20 minutes and finished with a dry spice rub. The result? The result? Advertisement BannerWhy this recipe works The ribs are given a beautiful mahogany colour and tangy taste by a vinegar mop combined with dry…

  • Storing Fish in the Refrigerator: Tips and Guidelines

    Storing Fish in the Refrigerator: Tips and Guidelines

    The fishmonger is back at work in my local farmers’ market, so I can easily get super-fresh fish to cook for the weekend. The best way to enjoy fresh fish is to consume it as soon as possible after purchasing it. However, you may find yourself in a situation where you can buy it on…

  • Rephrased title: “Effective Methods for Refrigerating Fish”

    Rephrased title: “Effective Methods for Refrigerating Fish”

    The fishmonger is back at work in my local farmers’ market, so I can easily get super-fresh fish to cook for the weekend. The best way to enjoy fresh fish is to consume it as soon as possible after purchasing it. However, you may find yourself in a situation where you can buy it on…

  • Bottarga: Definition, Utilization Tips, and Evaluating its Value

    Bottarga: Definition, Utilization Tips, and Evaluating its Value

    It is known as karasumi and served with beer or sake in some izakaya. If you ate this with other Korean drinking foods, such as anju, and drank soju with it, it might be called eoran. You might call it by another name: The Greeks call it avgotaraho, and the French call it poutarge. Croatians…

  • Celebrate! The Arrival of the New Catch Holland Herring Season

    Celebrate! The Arrival of the New Catch Holland Herring Season

    The Dutch love the mild, clean and bright flavor of new catch Holland herring, which has a soft buttery texture. There is an annual celebration in The Hague called “Flag Day” to mark the start of the fishing season in June. Advertisement BannerThese special herrings were once hard to come by in the US. According…

  • Enhancing Your Shrimp Purchasing Experience: An In-Depth Handbook

    Enhancing Your Shrimp Purchasing Experience: An In-Depth Handbook

    In This Article Advertisement BannerThe Quick Version Shopping for Shrimp Shrimp Sizing Chart Frozen or Fresh Block or IQF? How to Thaw Frozen Shrimp Heads and Shells To Devein or Not to Devein On Pre-Cooked Shrimp Additives Types of Shrimp Labeling and Environmental Impact Shrimp has been the most popular seafood in the US for…

  • The Significance of Meat Resting: Insights from The Food Lab

    The Significance of Meat Resting: Insights from The Food Lab

    The Food Lab will be exploring the importance of resting your meat this week. Asides from over/under-cooking/seasoning, not resting meat properly is probably the cooking blunder that we are all most guilty of. Advertisement Banner0:25 Why you should rest your grilled meatDo you mean I will have to wait until I get my perfectly charred…