Sometimes it's nice to have a little guidance when it comes to something as special as Randall!
Grass-fed heritage beef is DIFFERENT than the grain fed conventional beef most folks are used to. As a lean, heart-healthy meat, Randall lacks the unhealthy intramuscular fat that tenderizes and help insulate conventional cuts from high heat.
Our FUNDAMENTAL RULE is: BE GENTLE!
Below, we've provided some guidance on how to make your meal the best it can be.
Our MUST DOs:
Always thaw your Randall slowly, in the refrigerator. Proper thawing helps it retain moisture and keeps the muscle fibers flexible.
For certain cuts that risk drying out (like London Broil), try using a marinade to increase moisture. Marinating 24 hours before cooking is ideal.
BRING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE:
Always bring Randall to room temperature before cooking. The more dramatic the temperature change, the more muscle fibers react (i.e. toughening the meat), so bringing your meat to room temperature will help maintain tenderness.
ADJUST ROASTING TEMPS:
Lower a standard recipe's temperature 10-15% (about 40-50 degrees). Grass-fed beef cooks more quickly than grain-fed beef.
ADJUST GRILLING/SEARING TEMPS:
We suggest that you do a medium high temperature sear quickly on all sides, then finish cooking at a medium low temperature to maintain moisture and tenderness.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING:
Consider shortening a recipe's cooking time by 10-25%.
Don't overcook!! Use a meat thermometer to check doneness. Consider subtracting 10 degrees from a standard recipe's recommended "doneness (for instance we use 130 degrees rather than 140 for medium rare. The internal temperature will rise about 5 degrees while the meat rests.
REST YOUR MEAT:
This is KEY and helps the meat reabsorb its juices. Tent with foil and let rest for about 10 minutes after cooking. Otherwise when you cut it, all the delicious juiciness will come flowing out!
CUT THIN AND ACROSS THE GRAIN:
Cut your meat thinly and across the grain to increase tenderness!
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