Chicago Steak Company: Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know

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Chicago Steak Company

Founded in 2007, Chicago Steak Company is an American retailer of steaks and seafood with its focus on selling premium Angus Beef, USDA Prime through their online stores. They are also facilitating consumer education through their very own “Steak University.”

According to one of the United States Dry Aging Beef Market reports, Chicago Steak Company was listed as one of the most important key players in boosting the growth of the dry-aging beef industry. Moreover, the Chicago Steak Company is also the proud recipient of the “People’s Choice Award for Best Steak” in the Great Steak Debate of 2015.

Clearly, it can be seen that this company knows all there is to know about steaks- and they are more than willing to share that information with their audience. So, here are some little known steak facts.

Steak Number Stats:

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines have recommended for Americans that a person should consume no more than 5.7oz of meat, on average, per day.

However, this caution is not followed by a majority of the public. The American male population ends up eating up to about 6.9oz of meat per day compared to the American women , who consume 4.4oz of meat daily.

Around 33.2 million cattle help make meat products one of the largest exported items for the United States.    

Steak Cuts:  T-Bone Vs Porterhouse Steak

Since both of them look the same, most people assume that they are the same, but that is incorrect. In reality, both of them are a part of filet mignon and are also double-cut. This means you can get less meat and more bone with a T-bone.

Seasoning:

When it comes to grilling a steak, never be afraid to over season the steak. Most of the season will eventually fall off during the grilling process, causing little to no flavor of the spices that were supposed to soak into the meat. Instead you may consider marinating to allow the steak to soak up the juices. Over seasoning is almost never an issue.  Over seasoning only allows for more flavors to be absorbed into the meat. 

Judging by the Hand

A lot of people don’t believe this, but using your hand can actually help determine whether your steak is cooked to perfection.

When cooking a steak at home, use the following trick. Start by touching the tips of your ring finger and thumb together- that is how a well-done steak feels like.

After that, move the tips of your index finger and thumb together. Then get a feel of the fleshy part at the base of the other hand’s thumb- the feeling would be similar to that of a rare cooked steak.

Now move the thumb to touch your middle fingertip- the area at the base of your thumb is what a medium steak would feel like once it is done.

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