Creating the perfect steak all starts with using high quality beef. In fact, it is the most important factor that will contribute to the flavour of your steak. With high quality meats of beef, you won’t even need to use seasonings or marinades if you make use of high quality meat because the flavour will be more than enough. In order to find the best kinds of meat though, you need to be familiar with how they are graded.
Quality meats under this category are considered to be the best in all major aspects, and needless to say, the most expensive ones. For instance, prime meat has the most generous amount of marbling which makes it more flavourful. Because prime meat is mostly taken from younger animals, they are also more tender and more succulent than other grades of meat. Prime meat can be rather difficult to find, and the most common places you’ll see them is in high-end steakhouses. There are some butcher shop that sell prime meat, but you’ll have to do your research well in order to find them.
Accordingly, these quality meats are second to prime meats in terms of quality. They are much easier to find since they are usually readily available in most meat stores and butcher shops. Although not as much as the prime meat, choice meat also has a good amount of marbling and a slightly coarser texture. Though they are cheaper than prime meat, expect to pay an expensive price for high quality choice beef.
These is at the bottom of the list, since this has the lowest quality of all quality meats. They have less marbling, which means that they are not as flavorful as the other two grades mentioned above, and they tend to be tougher and have coarser texture. As such, these kinds of meat are usually used for canning or other similar products. They are also sold in some butcher shop or meat shops, and are even used in some restaurants’ dishes. When cooking these kinds of meat, it is best to marinade them or use some tenderizer since they are mostly difficult to chew.
High quality meat is essential if you are after that perfect tasting steak. No marinade, seasoning, or cooking or grilling technique can ever mask the taste of poor quality meats. If you are looking for quality meats like top of the line beef, pork or even chicken portions, feel free to drop by our butcher shop anytime.
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