Lesser-Known Cuts of Beef That Are Perfect for Grilling

first_img Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare Editors’ Recommendations Cows are big animals. Big delicious animals. How big? Say you’ve got a 1,200-pound steer that’s going to be processed. From that, after all is said and done, you’re looking at around 500 pounds of meat that is salable. As we know, all that meat isn’t just one type of beef — there are many different cuts of meat that come from a cow. And depending on where you are in the world, the cow is going to be utilized differently.Here in the United States, our cuts are divided into forequarter and hindquarter cuts, from which we get the heavy hitters we know and love: the briskets and the sirloins and the tenderloins (where filet mignon comes from) and the list goes on.For every cut we see on a menu, though, chances are there are at least one or two that are overlooked. We here at The Manual think these lesser-known cuts should not be going unnoticed; they should be celebrated and eaten after being cooked over fire. That’s why we asked Porter Road co-founders Chris Carter and James Peisker for their thoughts on some underappreciated, but still delicious beef cuts that are perfect for grilling.Check out their recommendations below, then head over to Port Road’s online meat delivery shop (and make room in the freezer).DenverPorter Road“Denver comes from the chuck, which is the shoulder of the beef. It lives underneath the chuck roll and it is just a very large, marbled piece of meat that has a nice chew, incredible flavor, and grills up incredibly well. It’s also very versatile — in fact, at the Atlanta Food & Wine show, we are showcasing five different ways you can prepare the Denver cut.”Chuck EyePorter Road“If the rib eye is the king of the grill, then chuck eye is the prince. A pro, super-secret inside tip: the chuck will taste just as amazing, but for a smaller price.”Teres MajorPorter Road“Teres major is an incredible substitute for filet mignon, and at a price that is a bit easier to swallow. It’s an ultra-lean steak that sits under the shoulder muscle, and because of its difficult to reach and cut precisely, it’s a cut that you don’t see often. If you’re able to find it at the store or local butcher shop, we would recommend grabbing it before it’s gone and experimenting with this delicious cut at home.”Tri-Tip“Tri-tip steak is cut from a tri-tip roast, which is a small, triangular cut from the sirloin. Popularized in the town of Santa Maria, California  —and still a bit of a mystery outside of the state — tri-tip is a pretty lean cut, devoid of sizable fat caps.”PicanhaPorter Road“Picanha is one of the most prized cuts of meat in Brazil, but it still has yet to catch on here in the U.S., which is a shame, if you ask us. Our meat-loving customers gravitate towards this cut from the top of the rump, so much so that it’s often sold out — and that’s because the meat is tender with a ton of flavor.” (Editor’s note: We can confirm picanha goes great with Brazilian sparkling wine.)If you’re looking to experiment more on the grill, why not try oysters or octopus? How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets How to Cook Steak in the Ovenlast_img read more

Tamil Nadu Assembly adopts resolution on Lanka

A day after India and Sri Lanka decided to renew efforts to address the vexed ethnic issue in the island nation, Tamil Nadu today stepped up pressure on the Union government for an international probe against alleged human rights violations and war crimes committed in 2009 in Northern Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported. “The Tamil Nadu Assembly requests the Government of India that if America takes a stand supportive of Sri Lanka [at the UNHRC], then India must take diplomatic efforts to change that,” the resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the House, said.Ms Jayalalithaa recalled the earlier resolutions in the Assembly seeking to stop treating Sri Lanka as a ‘friendly nation’ in the context of the alleged atrocities on ethnic Tamils.It had also demanded that India boycott a meeting of Heads of Commonwealth nations held in Sri Lanka in 2013, besides insisting that the AIADMK government would not allow Sri Lankan players and officials to participate in IPL sporting fixtures scheduled in Chennai, which was duly followed by the BCCI. The State government was referring to reports that the US, which earlier favoured international probe into alleged human rights violations and war crimes during the peak of hostilities in Sri Lanka in 2009, had altered its stand now. Earlier, Opposition parties, including DMK, welcomed the resolution. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa told the Assembly that the US now reportedly proposed internal probe by Colombo at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), and that it was “against natural justice.”The resolution moved by Ms. Jayalalithaa said that India itself should move a “strong resolution” at the UNHRC along with the US, seeking international probe against those who had committed human rights violations and war crimes in contravention to the international rules and conventions. In a resolution adopted in the Assembly, the State government sought diplomatic efforts by India to change any possible pro-Sri Lanka stand adopted by the United States in the UN rights body. “This is a timely resolution,” DMK’s senior leader Durai Murugan said. (Colombo Gazette) read more