Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Tuesday Tease

If you've been to Santa Maria, California, you may know what's coming.

27 comments:

CharGeorge said...

mmmmmmm... tri tip.

Jonathan said...

tri-tip or in brazil maminha
:)

KEVIN.K said...

Its raw !! You dont eat raw meant !!

Pam said...

Oh, poor Kevin K .... he's never heard of Steak Tartare. (grin)

Chef John said...
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Chef John said...

yes, poor Kevin. Doesn't know food and can't spell.

Le Bon Vivant said...

I think I'm in love...

CollegeGourmet said...

I can literally taste that succulent
meat. This is the best Tuesday tease YET!

Teresa said...

I love raw meat. I'm glad someone has been to Santa Maria, because I thought that was London Broil.

The_Brain said...

Oh gosh, I knew coming to this blog on an empty stomach was a bad idea.
I want exactly this on my plate tonight at the restaurant. I'm bringing the picture for references.

Chris K. said...

California and those Spanish mission names. I get so confused. Have I been there? Not sure...

Looks like some juicy flank to me.

Asian Malaysian said...

God that looks good. Skirt steak?

Nate-n-Annie said...

Tri-tip...hopefully grilled over red oak.

väös said...

Hmmmm this looks great! Best tease ever Chef!

kevin said...

I do know how to spell! I just never understand why people eat raw meat, why, WHY!? Whats wrong with making thin slices and eating cooked blood-free meat? Please tell me I am dying to know!

Chef John said...

first of all it's not raw, second of all why don't you try it and save us the explaining.

kevin said...

Unfortunately I was born not to cook, every time I try it just fails doesent matter if I follow the recipe excactly or make it up as I go along :( Luckily though theres always fast food and ready made noodles. Although I can make that garlic brocoli pasta thing pretty good thats basically it.. and fried potatoes..

Chef John said...

stop using recipes.

kevin said...

Do you mean that in a "Stop cooking for life you suck" kind of way or "You shouldent use recipes, if you stop I have strong confidence you will succede" way .. :S :P

Chef John said...

no, just cook. stop trying to make thing and follow recipes. Fry a piece of chicken in butter and squeeze some lemon on it and eat. you can do that i think. no one can't cook.

Nate-n-Annie said...

I don't understand why anyone would eat meat that's been cooked to death - gray, tough, and dry as a bone. In any case, that tri-tip is definitely not raw. I'd say it's been cooked to about 135 - 140*F internal.

kevin said...

Its not cooked to death, is chicken cooked to death? Is pork cooked to death? No!

Chef John said...

why are you trying to convince people to cook beef well done? They aren't going to - you eat it cooked well done if you want, but most people realize how much better the texture and moisture is when cooked less.

Diet Plan said...

Yummi

Anonymous said...

Chef John....kevin is ignorant.... you can't argue with ignorance sometimes....

Most people know that quality beef can virtually be eaten rare. i.e. steak tartar ....

and quality beef is at it's best when cooked med. rare or just seared... (in my opinion) because it retains it's moistness and is very tender....

While I recommend that when you order out from lower quality food establishments it's always safe to hover around medium....to remove all doubt since you don't know how the beef's been handled in case of cross contamination....

Kevin lacks the capacity to understand that chicken and pork are a completely different beast altogether (no pun intended) ....compared with that of quality beef...

Another example....high quality fish such as salmon or tuna can be eaten raw or seared and are at their best when done so....however they lose their succulent texture and dry out if slightly overcooked.....

sry kevin you lose

mb

Chef John said...

agreed!

Braitner said...

Congratulations!
It must be delicious!