Tips Archives

What Beef to buy for what ?

In the US the cuts of beef have different names, so this is mainly a note to me, to remember which cuts are best for different methods of cooking.

I buy the steak in Costco, and the quality is fabulous.

Fillet Steaks – BBQ with Lindas Fillet steak Rub

New York Strip steak also great for  BBQ’ing  – tasty and tender

Flank Steak – Marinate overnight, cut into strips and cook fast, serve with mash and sauted onions

Tri Tip : great of casseroles

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Avoid or rescue curdling egg mixtures

Add a little cornfour to the mixture if it looks like it may curdle

Cornfour stabilises eggs and will whip any mixture back to an amazing smoothness

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Easy squeeze Lemons

If Lemons or Limes are a little too firm to  squeeze easily I have TWO Great tips

  1. cut BOTH ends off , cut down the middle and then squeeze
  2. OR microwave lemons unti slightly warmed, to soften the skin and make squeezing EASY
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Avoid Browning Butter

HEAT Butter with a little Olive oil to stop butter browning too quickly

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