More to Chew On: A How-To Guide to Buying Steak
If you love yourself a big hunk of meat, then you best listen up and learn how to buy the cream of the crop! Here is Michael's go-to guide for buying steak:
1. Questions are Encouraged
Don’t be afraid to speak with your butcher. In fact, ask your butcher for recommendations to see which cuts are freshest and which cuts may offer you the best bang for your buck.
2. Mind the Marbling
Marbling is the intramuscular fat that runs through the meat. Choose a piece of meat with lots of marbling because it provides the cut with a great deal of flavor.
3. Don’t Be Senseless
Use your senses when buying meat – think about scent, firmness, and color. Make sure the piece of steak is red, tender, and smells as it should.
4. Say No to Plastic
Avoid buying shrink wrapped meat, if possible. It is always best to buy straight from your butcher counter.