FAQs? Get Tobey’s Grocery Expert Tips
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Scott has been a butcher since 1980. He is readily available to greet and assist you at the Meat Counter—offering tips on summer grilling, and basic information on your cooking needs.
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions for grilling steaks:
Question: What are the best types of steaks for grilling?
- A steak grilled is one of summer's simplest, most delicious pleasures.
- It all comes down to the cut.
- Below is a list of the top steaks that we offer and recommend for grilling:
o Filet Mignon
o Strip Steaks
o Top Sirloin
Question: When should we marinade or season the steaks before grilling?
- We offer several seasonings and marinades at Tobey’s Grocery and would be happy to recommend one that is right for you.
- A steak grilled with salt and pepper is sometimes all it needs.
- You should season your meat even before you start your grill or coals.
- If you throw seasoning on right before you put it on the grill you end up leaving it all over the grill, not on your steak.
- So season your steaks about 15 minutes before you put them on the grill.
- That gives the seasoning a chance to dissolve and evenly flavor your meat.
Question: Does piercing meats really cause them to dry out?
- This is one of the oldest debates in cooking and one of the most commonly held myths about cooking meat.
- If the piece of meat you were cooking was like a water balloon then piercing the meat would cause liquids to escape and dry out food.
- Meat however is not like a water balloon.
- Meat is much more like millions of water balloons.
- A fork piercing into the meat may damage some of those balloons (cells) but not enough to have an effect of the moisture level of the meat.
- In fact, the most damaging thing you can do to a piece of meat, apart from overcooking, is to freeze it.
- Freezing destroys cell membranes and causes the cells to loose moisture.
- A couple of stabs with a fork won't make a big difference, but a few dozen will so keep it to a