If you have ever gone to the shops or a restaurant to buy a steak you will have noticed that if you want anything good, you are going to have to spend a fortune on it. Some steaks can set you back hundreds of dollars (but that's entering Clarkson territory). There are not many of us who want to spend this much on a steak and some of us just don't want to leave home, so what do you do?
Well, I think I might just have the answer. I have found this video on YouTube which shows you just how easy and cheaply one can enjoy a fabulous steak. In the video, they attempt to dry age a very cheap and often discarded piece of meat called an 'eye round'. This is usually located at the rear of the cow and is often just thought of as a muscle. You would normally dry age an expensive cut of meat but what if you do this with a $1 piece of meat? and do you get the same effect?
He shows you the process of dry aging a piece of meat which essentially involves vacuum sealing the steak inside a bag and leaving it in your fridge for 45 days. You better get chilling! In the meantime, he takes another eye round steak and marinades that in a pineapple sauce made from blended up pineapple (including the skin). Once the steaks have been soaked, you can wash them off as the enzymes will have done their work. So, which will be better? Pineapple or 45 day dry age steak?
At the end, they decide to compare both the dry aged steak and the one soaked in pineapple, and as you can see, the pineapple one steals the show.