Find Your Choice Cut
Sorry Dracula, bright red is no good. Meat tastes best when it’s been matured – making it a darker, browner colour once all the sinews and muscle fibres have relaxed.
Fillet is the Rolls-Royce of the beef world – as close to 100 percent meat as you’ll find. After that, in order, come the sirloin, rump, ribeye and T-bone.
Seams of fat running through the meat. When cooked, this adds texture and flavour. A big white wedge along the edge? You’re holding a pork chop, moron.
This may sound pretty obvious but when meat is moved long distances, it may lose quality. The answer? Eat locally sourced meat.
Look for four to five centimetres for a good depth of flavour. If it’s thinner than that, you’ll lose all the flavour during cooking. The ideal weight should be around 230g.