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VERY RARE (a good veterinarian could save it) 4 2.94%
RARE 12 8.82%
MEDIUM RARE 57 41.91%
MEDIUM 31 22.79%
MEDIUM WELL 17 12.50%
WELL 7 5.15%
VERY WELL (possibly still on fire) 3 2.21%
DON'T EAT STEAK/DON'T EAT OUT/DON'T KNOW 5 3.68%
OTHER (for those who need this choice) 0 0%
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:56 PM   #61
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I used to like my steak very well done as a kid. But if the meat is really top quality, I now prefer it medium to medium well. I also love Carpaccio (raw slices of beef served as appetizer).
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I can't remember the last time I ordered steak of any kind at a restaurant. I haven't found one yet that can cook it as well as I can myself!

I go to the neighborhood butcher shop a couple blocks from home, and get prime ribeye, cut to my specs (about 1 1/2" to 2" thick). Then I lightly season with my own blend of spices, and grill 'em over a hot charcoal fire 'til they're rare to medium-rare. Add a bunch of sauteed 'shrooms, a big honkin' baked 'tater with LOTSA of butter, and a nice garden-fresh salad....Yummmm!

I do steaks on the grill about once a month, year round. It's never too hot or too cold to fire up the home-brew charcoaler!!! If it's been killed, it's meant to be grilled!!!
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I can't remember the last time I ordered steak of any kind at a restaurant. I haven't found one yet that can cook it as well as I can myself!

I go to the neighborhood butcher shop a couple blocks from home, and get prime ribeye, cut to my specs (about 1 1/2" to 2" thick). Then I lightly season with my own blend of spices, and grill 'em over a hot charcoal fire 'til they're rare to medium-rare. Add a bunch of sauteed 'shrooms, a big honkin' baked 'tater with LOTSA of butter, and a nice garden-fresh salad....Yummmm!

I do steaks on the grill about once a month, year round. It's never too hot or too cold to fire up the home-brew charcoaler!!! If it's been killed, it's meant to be grilled!!!
I'm so there with you Goonie! That's very much what I do (gas grill though). The only places I have ever had a better steak than I can grill are places that are unique in their approach. We visited an Argentinean steakhouse once that I thought was exceptional for their steaks. Another restaurant did some kind of pan-searing of a thick-cut steak then oven-roasting that was just awesome - something I can't do in the motorhome since I have neither the venting nor the proper oven.

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Old 08-14-2009, 06:57 AM   #64
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I can't remember the last time I ordered steak of any kind at a restaurant. I haven't found one yet that can cook it as well as I can myself!

I go to the neighborhood butcher shop a couple blocks from home, and get prime ribeye, cut to my specs (about 1 1/2" to 2" thick). Then I lightly season with my own blend of spices, and grill 'em over a hot charcoal fire 'til they're rare to medium-rare. Add a bunch of sauteed 'shrooms, a big honkin' baked 'tater with LOTSA of butter, and a nice garden-fresh salad....Yummmm!
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Rare. I like it pink.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #66
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I voted rare because that is the way I used to order BUT

these days I cannot afford to buy even the select (below choice) grade of steak to cook at home let alone go out for the prime stuff.
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