overcooked roast beef?
- cocoagirl Apr 21, 2005 08:44 AM
I made a prime rib- which some off was overcooked- or medium- which is way overcooked for us. What can I do with the leftovers to make it palatable?
slice it up thin and make a very high-class cheesesteak or french dip.
You could also crock pot it into soup, stew, italian beef etc. but some may consider that inappropriate for such a high quality cut of meat.
Whatever you do with it is better than letting it go to waste IMHO.
I suggest this all the time when people have leftover cooked beef but since you got few responses... how about a thai/vietnamese style beef salad? I don't know for sure, but wonder if the acid in the dressing and letting it sit for a while would improve the beef. Could make it mushy though, just not sure.
I was broiling a steak last night for a vietnamese salad when Berlusconi came on the TV announcing his resignation. I forgot about the steak, and by the time I got away from Berlusconi, it was well done, instead of medium rare. So add my expensive, ruined steak to his list of errors. I tried to proceed as planned, but two things made a difference:
The cooked texture was almost impossible to thin slicely. And you need those thin slices to really meld and intertwine with the salad. It was kind of like a salad with chunks of meat on top.
Secondly, the taste is just so different. I missed the tender fresh taste of just-seared meat.
I was kind of improvising on Nigella Lawson's sweet-hot vietnamese steak salad:
2TBS fish sauce, 2TBS lemon juice, 1tsp sugar, finely sliced shallot, minced ginger, mixed and poured over thinly sliced, med-rare steak, tossed with arugula.
The left-overs worked quite well with buckwheat noodles the next day for lunch, but would have been better if the meat wasn't so damn overdone! Next time...
Roast beef hash! Open-faced roast beef sandwiches, on white bread with brown gravy and mashed potatoes and green beeans!