Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tips How to Choose Beef for Steak and Soup

Meat
Cooking meat take a long time because meat has tough texture. As we know, meat is common ingredient to be cooked in the kitchen or restaurant. And cooking meat, especially beef is not that easy if you want to get soft and tasty beef because usually, it still tough. Firstly, if you want to get soft beef, you have to recognize beef’s part and choose what part you need for you food. Common part of beef is such as sirloin, tenderloin, beef, legs, tail, and many more. This time, we will talk about what part is suit to be cooked for your steak and soup:

Steak
Beef that is usually used for steak are sirloin, tenderloin, and ribs. Many variety of meat (called for premium steak), such as porterhouse, t-bone, upper back, tenderloin (central waist part) are usually more expensive. You also can use other part of meat that can produce soft beef and cheaper, such as sirloin (back waist), shoulder, and upper shoulder blade. You are not suggested to use meat in the legs for steak because in order to get soft meat, it takes many hours.

Soup
There are many parts of beef that can be used to cook soup. The selection of beef depends to the soup and taste as you desired. Most of part of beef that is usually used for soup is shank. This meat is not so soft but the structure of shank is special because shank has muscle tissue and fat which it makes the meat is very often to be used for soup. And rib also usually used to be cooked for soup. You also can use brisket to make meat soup.

After you knowing what suit beef for your food, the other important thing you can do to make delicious beef is how to cook soft beef. Basically, there are many things you can do to soften your beef. First, you can buy in the supermarket add it when you cook beef. And the other ways, you can use wrap the meat by papaya leaf for 2 – 3 hours. Besides that, when you cook beef steak, you can add lemon and British soy sauce before you cook the meat.

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