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Carnivore Corner

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by bulkbiker, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I thought the gang here might appreciate a bit of food porn in a Saturday night. This is pasture fed Chuck eye beef. Not a cut I’m familiar with, it’s next to where a tomahawk steak is cut from apparently and is not quite a joint and not quite a steak. Really delicious though IMG_1616882805.638570.jpg
     
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  2. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @DJC3 it looks delicious. I am very envious of your access to such cuts. They don't do that in our local Morrisons and we do not have a butchers anywhere near.
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I’d never heard of it but it looked so fabulous I couldn’t resist. I’ve not long found this local farm that sells its own pastured beef. They deliver all over UK.
     
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    Looks really delicious. I could just go for a slice or two of that!
     
  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Do any of you have experience of cooking a bavette steak? I have 630gm delicious looking piece af pasture fed beef and I don’t want to ruin it.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Yes! Slice it thin and flash fry. Have a pic somewhere. Will take a look and get back to you. Actually think I flash fried and then sliced, LOL. I’ve got some in the fridge too.

    Ha! Found it courtesy of the forum search function:

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  8. DJC3

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    Ah brilliant thank you. This is pretty much what I’ve read in recipe searches so it’s good to know it works, most say to fry first then slice like you did. I wanted the voice of experience before I set to!
     
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  9. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    That used to be called "skirt steak, and can be a bit on the chewy side.
     
  11. Brunneria

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    Oooh love a good skirt steak (are we showing our age @Riva_Roxaban ?).
    I slice it finely, stir fry it, and smother it with a nice simple home made stir fry dressing, such as chilli and lime, or garlic and soy sauce and a splash of mirin.
     
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    I don't know about the age bit, but the buthcer shop we go to used to sell it as skirt, but has now put a different name for it which I cannot of think at the moment.

    Cooks well in a slow cooker though with a few veggies.
     
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  13. DJC3

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    Thanks for the bavette input @Brunneria and @Riva_Roxaban I think it was the skirt steak name which threw me. I remember seeing it was the same thing but I think of skirt as needing long slow cooking but bavette has been suggested rare.
    I did it as @Goonergal did. Quick sear, rest and sliced across the grain. It was fab. Definitely getting it again.

    Another question. Is rare meat less filling than well done/ slow cooked? I split this 620g bavette steak between 2 of us thinking 300g + per person would be plenty, but I could have eaten the whole thing quite happily I think. I’m sure I wouldn’t have felt the same about a casseroled piece of meat.
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  14. Goonergal

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    I’ve not noticed rare meat being less filling than slow cooked. I’d have split that between 2 as well - have about 300g or so if it’s just me. Maybe just a hungry day? It’s also a relatively lean cut. Looking forward to the piece I have in the fridge for later!
     
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  15. Goonergal

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    My turn today @DJC3

    Also could have eaten more of it! Made do with some Fage for dessert.

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  16. DJC3

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    I think it’s my new favourite thing! That looks fabulous.
     
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    So I found a company that makes Carnivore crisps. Yep crunchy meat crisps.

    https://carnivorecrisps.com/

    No I know most of you are in the UK but for our Canadian and American friends these are a great treat.
    I think I’ll take them on road trips.

    Edited to add, I haven’t tried all of them but so far the chicken skin, liver and brisket is very good.
    little in the pricey side but nice to have as a treat
     
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    You can make a passable, cheapish alternatives by putting sliced meats eg chorizo in the microwave on baking paper and doing 30 blasts until dry and crispy
     
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  19. Riva_Roxaban

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    @DJC3, @Brunneria, and @Goonergal

    I found this photo of the the two skirts I was thinking of, the top part is the diaphragm shirt which is more tender than the bottom part which is flank skirt which needs a slower cooking method.

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  20. Goonergal

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    Both look fab. The flank one looks more like the bavette.
     
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