Category: Beef

Culinary DIY: Make Your Own Corned Beef

Although corned beef takes five days to cure, it is otherwise very simple to make and more than worth the time. The result is a revelation to those familiar only with the stuff found in delis and diners, and if you’ve got leftovers, you can make the best Reuben Sandwiches and Corned Beef Hash you’ve ever had.
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Culinary Classics: Surf and Turf

It’s a holiday that only comes around every four years: National Surf and Turf Day is February 29! Surf and turf, surf ‘n turf, beef and reef, pier ‘n steer, or whatever variation you might call it, this center-of-the-plate combination of beef raised on land and treasures from the sea is a fairly recent classic. It’s also a culinary playground for the curious epicurean.

Variations abound, but the most frequently found components are lobster and filet mignon.

No clear origin of the term surf and turf is commonly accepted, but at least two contenders are in the running. And, although attributions differ, the one thing they are close in agreement about is the approximate timing of the term’s coinage.

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How To: Pan-Roast a Steak Video

When you start with a great raw steak, any way you choose to do it, you’ll wind up with a great-tasting cooked steak. In this video, Mark Lobel walks you through how to pan roast a steak. Pan roasting is a two-stage method incorporating high-heat searing on the stove top and lower-temperature finishing in the oven. A steak seared in a hot pan develops an intensely flavorful caramelized crust that seals in juices that simply burst in your mouth with every bite.

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Making the Most of a Whole Tenderloin

Ok, let’s say that watching Evan Lobel’s video on breaking down a whole tenderloin inspired you get a whole tenderloin for yourself to sharpen your home-butchering skills. And let’s further assume that you’ve already taken the initial steps to separate the whole tenderloin into its three principal parts: head, middle, and tail.

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New Video! How to Butcher a Tenderloin

Whether you’re looking to be more economical by buying larger cuts and breaking them down at home, or if you want to be more hands-on with your food, or if you’re just a DIY-er at heart, this new video is for you. Evan Lobel walks you through how to butcher a whole tenderloin at home.

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Your Complete Holiday Roast Resource

At this time of year, it seems that everyone is planning for that big holiday dinner. Some of the most frequent questions we get are about rib roasts: How big? How many servings? How long to roast? What temperature?

So we’ve assembled just about everything we could think of to tell you about planning and preparing one of our rib roasts for your holiday extravaganza.
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Kicking up the “Wow!” Factor

Keeping it simple is a good strategy for everyday cooking. But when holidays come around, a great host really goes all out for family and friends. You want to serve a meal to remember. And that means taking the extra step, going the extra mile. We’ve put together some ideas that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
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New Video! How To: Grill Burgers with Direct Heat

What is more perfect to enjoy during a football game than a plump and juicy burger hot off the grill? Burgers up to 3/4 inch in size are best grilled using direct heat. In this how-to video tutorial, Evan Lobel shows you the step-by-step process of grilling a burger with the direct heat method.

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We’re Raising the Bar on Stadium Food

The 2011 football season is officially underway, and Lobel’s has once again teamed up with Weber Grills to bring New York Jets and New York Giants fans the ultimate hot-off-the-grill steak and chicken sandwiches. And we’ve got a new convenient location!

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Super Menus are Great for any Game Day!

Football season is back. (And thank goodness it is!) That means it’s time for pigskin parties galore.

We’ve developed some menus for Super Sunday, but you don’t need to wait for February to give them a go, they’re perfect for any game—Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night!

And no matter what your party style, one of these menus is sure to please your hungry crowd of football fans. (more…)

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