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Fun facts about different types of steak

June 15, 2017
There are many different cuts of steak and many different ways to cook steak. It's hard to beat a good steak on any given night, and most peoples' eyes will light up whenever they hear steak is for dinner. But did you know that steak offers a large amount of health and nutrients to your body? Tell that one to your spouse the next time you're craving a large steak for dinner. Here are a few other fun facts about the different types of steak that you may not have known.

  • It is estimated that each person in America consumes approximately 50 pounds of beef a year, on average.

  • Different cuts of steak should be cooked to different temperatures, however, everyone has their own personal preference. The ideal temperature for each steak is: 125 degrees for rare, 130 degrees for medium rare, 145 for medium, 150 for medium well done, and 160 for well done. A survey has found that approximately 38 percent of people prefer their steak cooked medium to rare, 31 percent prefer medium, and 17 percent prefer medium to well done. Only 5 percent of people prefer well done and rare, respectively.

  • The biggest steak in the world is 150 ounces and is part of an eating challenge that nobody has completed yet.

  • The most steaks eaten in one sitting is three 72 ounce steaks and this record was set by Molly Schulyer, who won $5,000 for setting the record.

  • It's important to salt your different cuts of steak 45 minutes before you sear them. This will not only give it more flavor, but it will also seal in the flavor. The salt draws out the moisture and as it sits, the salt dissolves, allowing the moisture to return into the meat.

  • If your steak is sticking to the grill while you're grilling it, don't touch it. If it sticks that means it's not quite ready to be turned yet. Try to touch your steak as little as possible and always use tongs. If you use a fork, it pierces the steak and causes the meat to lose all the juice and flavor.

  • Different cuts of steak have different nutrient values. For example, the rib-eye steak is one of the fattiest cuts of meat and has a whopping 466 calories and 37.6 grams of fat per six ounce serving. By comparison, a sirloin tip side steak has only 206 calories and 5.4 grams of fat in a six ounce serving.

There are many different types of steak and different cuts of steak, and each one offers their share of nutrients and benefits. At Shooters, we offer our signature filet mignon, as well as a ribeye, a New York strip, a top sirloin, and a chicken fried steak. Stop in and give your taste buds a treat. Read More...

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