Choosing The Best Cut Of Steak

To select the best steak, consider the grade, the cut and breed. Grades and breed are fairly easy to understand as it is based off a standard rating system. Cuts require knowing about cattle and how to select a steak that is more flavorful and enjoyable. Here are some of the world’s best cuts of steak and how grades and breed play a role:

1. Filet Mignon

Filet mignon is cut from the loin area is one of the most tender and flavorful part of the steak. Many people love the filet mignon because the texture will almost melt in the mouth. It is arguably one of the best cuts of meat available. Filet mignon is also one of the priciest cuts of meat.

2. Porterhouse

Porterhouse steaks are even more flavorful than filet mignon. Though it is not as tender, it is an excellent cut of steak. This steak includes meat from the tenderloin and also from the short. Because Porterhouse is on the bone, the flavor is richer than the filet mignon.

3. Tenderloin

Tenderloin is cut from the loin area. The loin area is the tenderest and smallest part of the cow. The size and tenderness of the cut drives up the cost of the steak. In general, steaks from the loin area are the best steaks available.


4. Top Sirloin

Sirloin is an excellent cut of meat. In fact, top sirloin is the most tender and most coveted cut of sirloin available. Top sirloin is also more expensive because it is desired by many.

5. Short Loin

Short loin is located between the sirloin and rib near the top portion of the cow’s body. This cut of beef is tender and is usually more expensive than sirloin. The short loin is taken from a small portion of the loin area.

6. Sirloin

Sirloin is one of the least expensive of the prime cuts of beef available. This meat is taken from a sub-section of the loin but is not as tender as other cuts. The steak has good flavor, but it is cut from an area of the cow that is comprised of tougher muscle.

7. Bottom Loin

Though this is the largest area of the loin, it is the least tender portion of the loin. Bottom sirloin is often the most affordable part of the loin because it is not as expensive.

8. Rib

Rib steaks are typically tender and contain the marbling necessary for a high grade. The marbling is responsible for making the steak flavorful and juicy. Prime rib and ribeye steaks are popular.

The Role of Breeds

Certified Angus and Kobe Wagyu beef are the best beef steaks in the world. If a person selects a premium cut of steak and the best breed, the steak is likely to be more tender, flavorful and succulent. Kobe beef is hand-fed with premium grains. The beef is also massaged manually for increased tenderness. Based on the information, the best cuts of beef in the world will be filet mignon, rib or loin from Kobe or Certified Angus with a grade of prime.

Ryan is a chef at Deckhouse Woolwich Restaurant in Sydney, Australia. Ryan is a huge steak fan, and has spent years working on the art of perfecting the perfect steak. Ryan is always keen to share some tips about selecting and cooking the perfect steak.

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