Salted Steak Revisited W/Q/View Talk About Juicy WOW

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ronp, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I did this with a ribeye with plain sea salt and it was a little salty. So I thought I would try this with a leaner and tougher cut. I had some what they call here Petite sirloins in the freezer. Since TQ is 99% salt and the rest nitrates and nitrities I thought I woud try it, always open for experiments.

    I forgot to get a before picture, oh well.

    I rubbed it with TQ and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Rinsed it off real good. Added some Youshidas [​IMG] and Garlic and lemon pepper.

    Seared for about 4 minutes and finally added some EVOO to get a sear because of a lack of fat. Fliped and another 4 minutes. Almost burned my chest, lol. You can see in one minute the juice pouring out.

    This is Carol's with the steak.

    Before finishing she wanted me to nuke for a bit. Now look at the juice, nothing added, man oh man. Over all it was good, could have been a bit more tender, but for 1.99 and still get your steak fix why not?

    I'll be doing this one the same way for me later, but I will let it sit for longer to see if it actually gets more tender.

    Actually I just rubbed it and put in the fridge. We'll see.

    Thanks for watching.
  2. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I like using the salt method on cheaper cuts of steak. Now I'm going to have to give the TQ a try.
  3. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ron, I use that salt method everytime we do steaks. Man, is that a slick trick. I usually have a marinade of some sort and when the salt turns from white to clear, I wipe as much off as I can, then a real quick rinse under the faucet then into the marinade. Man oh man, does this work magic on the less than tender cuts. Tired it on ribeyes, but I dont think it works as well on cuts like that.
  4. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    Slow down Ron, I'm trying to keep up but you keep moving ahead. Gotta try it sometime soon. Haven't had a steak for a long time.[​IMG]
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Steak Ron...[​IMG]
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here Ron!!
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Ron, look like you're on to something good. It sure looks juicy from here.
  8. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    That looks really good!So what you did was just rub a little sea salt on it and let it sit for awhile?And that helped with the tenderness?
  9. Looks terrific, Ron. Have to pick me up some TQ and give that one a try.

    Thanks for sharing.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok Ron with my last smoke and taking your advice with the Tender Quick or my chuck roast and it was really good you have me wanting to go grab a couple of steaks out of the freezer. Then it will be on with the tender Quick and I'll let you know. Man am I ever gonna owe you first the yoshida now the tender quick whats nexts. I guess only time will tell. Great job ron that steak is mighty juicy and just the way we like them PINK.[​IMG]
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Ron, and using TQ is a wonderful idea, I have used it many times on different meats and love the results.

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