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Do you cook steak at home?

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Mintyy Wed 30-Apr-14 20:48:59

And, if so, how often? what kind of steak? and do your dc enjoy it?


IdaClair Wed 30-Apr-14 20:53:00

Yes. About once a fortnight or so. Rump or sirloin. DCs enjoy it very much and like it rare.

AryaOfHouseSnark Wed 30-Apr-14 20:53:14

Not often no, mostly because I haven't got decent pans. Dc love it, as do I actually. I really need to get a good girdle pan or steak frying pan or what ever it is you cook a decent steak on.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 30-Apr-14 20:53:34

Yes, about once a fortnight. Usually with chips or sauteed potatoes. Sometimes if am feeling like it will do a red wine or shallot sauce. I'm not sure which cut it would be in English though - I use several cuts depending on what's on offer. The kids do enjoy it but they are none fussy toddlers.

AryaOfHouseSnark Wed 30-Apr-14 20:54:20

Oh and sirloin usually. I like fillet too, but wouldn't have a Clue how to cook it nicely.

TippiShagpile Wed 30-Apr-14 20:54:39

Yes - dc love fillet steak (as do I). Once every couple of weeks.

Slongette Wed 30-Apr-14 20:54:44

I've just had a nice rump steak - DS is too young and DH works away during the week so it was a little treat to myself.

I'd say we/I have it about once a week.... Depending on how flush I'm feeling! The bit of rump was about £3 from waitrose.

SpiderRoaster Wed 30-Apr-14 20:55:21


Once or twice a month would be more but isn't great for you!

Rib eye steak is more tender and is DPs preferred choice, I like a sirloin. Has to be with homemade peppercorn sauce.

Dd (2.5) isn't much fussed for it really, she doesn't really enjoy meat in general but she likes the peppercorn sauce.

The key to cooking a good steak is to have a hot plate to let it rest on after you've cooked it. I tend to fry mine, really hot pan, little olive oil on the steak, not the pan, then cook 3-4 min each side for m-w. Rest on hot plate whilst you do sauce in pan.

EyelinerQueen Wed 30-Apr-14 20:55:24

Oooh yes.

Ribeye - the proper aged stuff from a fab farm shop. DP is the steak chef. He has a designated griddle pan.

He does a wee fillet for 5 year old DD which she loves and insists on having it medium rare grin .

FriendlyFeatures Wed 30-Apr-14 20:55:49

Yes, sirloin, every couple of weeks dd loves it

AryaOfHouseSnark Wed 30-Apr-14 20:57:19

How do you make your peppercorn sauce Spider ?

Slongette Wed 30-Apr-14 20:58:03

When you cook it make sure it's at room temperature then you don't have to cook it forever and risk over cooking!

nilbyname Wed 30-Apr-14 20:59:34

Yes, 1/week.

Rump is what we like to eat from our local award winning butcher.

Generously seasons and rubbed with a little oil, I cook it on the LeCrueset griddle pan for 2/3mins on either side and then let it rest for 15minutes wrapped in tin foil next to the stove.

Serve with either stilton stuffed mushrooms or home made peppercorn sauce, chips and sautéed spinach. Tarragon mustard for the Mr.

catinbootz Wed 30-Apr-14 21:03:00

I can't cook steak I always ruin it

EBearhug Wed 30-Apr-14 21:05:36

Yes. I had fillet steak on Monday as a birthday treat to myself, and it was beautiful, almost melting in the mouth. Medium rare, with a creamy pepper sauce.

It was always my sister's birthday dinner of choice, less so mine, but I did fancy it this time.

Lunaballoon Wed 30-Apr-14 21:05:51

Probably about one a month. Fillet for a special treat, followed by sirloin or skirt. As others have said, the key is to let it rest for a bit before serving.

CalamitouslyWrong Wed 30-Apr-14 21:07:31

No. DH is a weirdo who won't eat it (he's horribly fussy) so I never cook it.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Wed 30-Apr-14 21:08:12

Probably only have it 4/5 times year. Prefer rib eye 2 minutes either side in griddle pan, sometimes make a Roquefort sauce to go with it

SilasGreenback Wed 30-Apr-14 21:09:09

Yes once or twice a month. Ribeye or fillet medium rare/rare. Usually cook it on gas BBQ unless weather is truly awful.

ncjustbecause Wed 30-Apr-14 21:11:30

super-thin sirloin, cooked one min each side, served with horseradish sauce . both dc love steak.

Oblomov Wed 30-Apr-14 21:14:39

Ribeye. With home made chips and Boursin filled mushrooms. On the grill. With grain mustard. Ds1 loves tasting quite a lot of daddy's!!

PaperPomPom Wed 30-Apr-14 21:16:25

We have it once a fortnight or so. I pan cook it, rump or sirloin. A couple of weeks ago I went all 1980s and did steak Diane, which was great.

CointreauVersial Wed 30-Apr-14 21:19:12

I do sometimes, but it's quite pricy, with three DCs with adult-sized appetites.

Also DH has a phobia of gristle/fat, and spends half the time poncing about cutting tiny bits off, or spitting bits out (regardless of how tender/beautifully cooked the steak), and I get cross with all the waste and moaning.

I generally cook sirloin or fillet. Steak at room temp, coat with oil, hot pan, leave to rest, yada yada. No sauce needed.

Mintyy Wed 30-Apr-14 21:27:16

I've just cooked some tonight. My dc both like it. We had extra matured sirloin, cut thick, with chips, mixed salad and creamy horseradish.

Last time I cooked steak at home was for ds's birthday treat (7 months ago) so I'm now feeling a bit mean when I see you lot having it a couple of times a month.

JuniperTisane Wed 30-Apr-14 21:28:45

Yes. Well, DH does, usually sirloin. He considers himself an expert and I have to agree he does it very well.

I would like to think the DSs do like it but unfortunately they never get to find out because they are only little and we save good steak for when they are out of the way smile

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