A Rich & Unctuous Slow Cook Steak
A versatile and well-marbled steak taken from the chuck of the beast. Though ideal for casseroles, this under appreciated steak also makes for an affordable quick fry steak or a marinating barbecue treat. Ours are sourced exclusively from grass fed herds, reared to full maturity to promise the depth of flavour and outstanding eating quality that characterises our beef.
The Crop Steak is a forgotten cut, affordable and once common on butcher's boards with cutting it neatly being a part of a young butcher learning their trade. Taken from the chuck tenders between the shoulders of the beast, it promises a good layer of marbling, as well as being cut across the grain for tenderness, and is often sourced by restaurants for slow cooking dishes.
For an unctuous casserole, use a full-bodied wine, lots of shallots, and a good beef stock to put together a dish. Serve with buttered noodles, and a persillade (mixed parsley, garlic, and toasted breadcrumbs) scattered on top. You can also flash fry or BBQ serving pink at 54°c for optimum eating quality. Season well with sea salt and cracked pepper to finish.
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