As the go-to butcher shop in MA, we’re often asked about meat selection. Knowing the differences between cuts and how to determine which is better than the next can be confusing. At Main Course Market, we’re dedicated to our customers and their experience. So, in this article, we’re providing you with an inside look at one of the most frequently requested cuts of meat – the steak tip.
Let’s start with the basics
Chances are, you’re already familiar with steak tips. However, for the few of you out there not familiar, steak tips are precisely as they sound – tips of beef steak cut length-wise for easy grilling and skewering. That being said, we should mention that while a steak tip is typically cut from sirloin, it may also be cut from flank steak, tenderloin tips, and parts of the round.
The type of cut may also depend on which region of the country you’re visiting. For instance, on the east coast, we’re accustomed to sirloin tips. However, on the west coast, you would order tri-tip. For the sake of this article, we’ll focus on the sirloin steak tip.
No matter what cut of beef you select, marinating your sirloin tips is often the way to go. Although a dry rub works wonderfully, marinating your steak will enhance the already tender cut of beef into a melt in your mouth meal. Below are a few of many ideas when deciding upon the perfect flavor for your meal:
- With over 500 reviews and just shy of 5 stars, it’s safe to say people are loving this marinade created by Domenici:
- Worcestershire sauce, Italian dressing, barbeque sauce, and garlic pepper seasoning
- But, then again, there’s this keeper by Kookie ranking in with 4,300 ratings and 4.5 stars:
- Soy sauce, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, dried basil, dried parsley, Worcestershire, ground white pepper, dried minced garlic, and a teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
- If you’re looking for something on the simpler side, check out this recipe from Epicurious:
- Soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic cloves, and pure maple syrup
No matter what your palette prefers, marinating your steak tips is a decision you won’t regret! While some recipes are designed for a quick turnaround, other marinades are best left to absorb overnight. In general, a steak that marinates for at least 8 hours is one that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
As the perfect grilling selection, the steak tip is also versatile enough for indoor cooking. Grilling, braising, and searing are the three common methods used. No matter which option you choose, a steak tip is best served medium-rare.
As the go to butcher shop in MA, you can count on the Main Course Market for the ultimate selection of steak tips! Visit us today at 11 Washington Street in Canton, MA, and get ready for steak tips that will have you craving more!