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  • Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Just had a lovely rib-eye steak, prefer it to sirloin but couldn’t really tell you why. Rubbed with a pepper mix beforehand, nom nom 🙂

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Rib eye is tastier, but can be a bit fatty. Marbling is good, but too much can result in a chewfest.

    notlocal
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    I prefer a ribeye too. There’s more connective tissue and fat, which equals flavour. Mrs prefers a napalm cooked sirloin. It’s like eating the sole of my work boots.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    These had some lovely lean meat around a central lump of fat, fat is needed to flavour the meat though isn’t it?
    Rib-eye definitely sweeter i think.

    globalti
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    Experts say that it’s the bone that makes ribeye tastier. I would say it’s the fat.

    grum
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    As above, ribeye as long as the fat doesn’t dominate.

    dannyh
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    I think I must be a bit of a peasant but my favourite cut is rump.

    grum
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    I like rump too – usually get it for cooking at home as it’s cheap and tasty.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Rump. 🙂

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    For proper peasant stuff i buy cheap stewing steak, done in a slow cooker its fantastically tender.

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    Rib eye ftw

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    The secret of a great steak isn’t the cut IME, it’s how it’s cooked. Cheap steak can be great in the right hands. An expensive fillet can be awful.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    I’m no great cook but a sizzling hot griddle pan & a nice rib-eye are pretty easy together 🙂

    joolsburger
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    Rib eye is good but it’s pricey for what it is and often too fatty, A good rump cooked well does the job for me (Bookers are knocking it out for £10 a kilo). In fact I’ve just had one and with a bit of Berniase and a baked spud.
    Very Nice

    Premier Icon hot_fiat
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    Blagdon farm shop rib eye every time.

    For proper peasant stuff i buy cheap stewing steak, done in a slow cooker its fantastically tender.

    If you freeze cheap steak at home it tenderises it as the ice crystals break down the tissue.

    swedishmatt
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    Sirloin every time

    grum
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    Some good tips on cooking steak on meathead’s website. It’s bbq oriented but still mostly applies – I’ve had good success recently following his methods.

    Not being scared to get the pan ridiculously hot is quite important IMO.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    I have one of those cast iron griddle pans, stick it on the gas on high and leave it for 4 or 5 min before throwing the steaks in. Even i can do that!

    Rump here too! I’m not paying extra for gristle!

    Sirloin for the gentlemen, and a delicate fillet for the ladies.

    On which note, I shall now cross the kitchen and cook the very same!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    This again.

    Well for me it’s Fillet, Sirloin and then Rib Eye.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Rib eye every time

    corroded
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    Ribeye. Rump. Sirloin. In that order.

    Is Saturday night, at STW, more than any other night, Steak night then?
    A quick minute or so of sizzling then a minute or so claiming your reward from the missus?

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Rib-eye.

    Would go for onglet too, if you could get it easily.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Ribeye. Tasty BECAUSE of the fat.

    rewski
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    Nice bit of skirt for me, cheap and flavoursome.

    Pembo
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    Enjoy Flashy.
    Sat here with a full belly of sirloin from the local butchers. Nice rind of fat which rendered down in the pan while the oven chips (OK let me off that on) were in the oven. Rest the steak while I deglaze the pan with some brandy, throw in the peppercorns, double cream and heat. Pour the sauce into a small jug and get mrs Pembo to serve up including green beans while I wilt some spinach in the frying pan with butter. Final touch was to pour the juices from the rested steak into the peppercorn sauce.

    Philby
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    Ribeye for me.

    Premier Icon El Vino
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    A lot depends on how you like it cooked, if you like your steak rare then rump is very good, rib eye needs to be medium rare at least otherwise you have a raw fat taste, fillet you can do anything to it and it remains tender. sirloin is chewy if you go past medium rare.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Sauce? Never.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    Sirloin for flavour, fillet for barely touching the pan and cutting with a butter knife.

    Premier Icon neilc1881
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    Sirloin, or rump here. Belted Galloway being the beast of choice, leaner, stunning texture over fattier breeds due to having a second coat and less fat on the surface.

    Sauce? On steak?
    Ban them immediately.

    Steak eaten, now in some sort of dreamland with a bottle of Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher. Soooooo good!

    mike_p
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    T-bone. Or fore-rib. Meat on the bone just tastes better, pity so few places do it these days! But if only off the bone is available then it’s rib-eye FTW

    Ribeye every time. It’s got to be really thick cut so you can burn it on the outside but leave it pink in the middle. No more than 5mins in the pan then finish in the oven. Nomnomnomomomnomnom. Burp.

    ebygomm
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    Got sold on rib-eye when the butcher recommended it as they had no sirloin. 42 day aged, inch thick – yum yum

    FeeFoo
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    Fillet by preference these days. Have very fond memories of rump at Berni Inns back in the day though.

    TooTall
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    I’m a new convert to flat iron or butlers’ steak. Pretty damned cheap compared to the prime cuts but far more tasty than it should be. 3 min each side in a smoking pan then left to relax wrapped in foil. You get a very tender steak, rare in the middle, brown outside, slices well and tastes great.

    Pembo
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    Sauce? On steak?
    Ban them immediately.

    It’s a northern thing, you wouldn’t understand 😉 You can keep your Café de Paris butter

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