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Does anyone else drink the steak "juice"?

CanadaGirl Oct 19, 2012 02:50 PM

I've got to admit, I love to drink the juice that collects as steak (or any meat,really) rests . My husband is disgusted by it, but to me it's like the most concentrate yummy meat essence possible.

Am I alone in this?

  1. Terrie H. Oct 19, 2012 02:57 PM

    I wouldn't use the term "drink" in my case, but I most certainly drizzle them over the plated steaks or add them to a pan sauce.

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      1sweetpea Oct 19, 2012 03:01 PM

      If it isn't being used on the steak or in a sauce, jus or gravy, it's getting licked up by me.

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        pdxgastro Oct 19, 2012 03:15 PM

        That's what the mashed potatoes are for. They're a sponge for meat juices. Nom nom.

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          Terrie H. Oct 19, 2012 03:15 PM


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            njmarshall55 Oct 22, 2012 12:42 PM


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            grangie angie Oct 19, 2012 03:28 PM

            me too ! Yummy!

        2. pinehurst Oct 19, 2012 03:19 PM

          I don't "drink" it per se, but I do consume it, typically by dipping my veg or meat in it.

          1. monfrancisco Oct 19, 2012 03:23 PM

            Cook's privilege!

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              ferventfoodie Oct 19, 2012 05:42 PM

              When I was a kid, when the steak or roast was gone,we'd soak up the jus with bread (probably

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                AGM_Cape_Cod Oct 20, 2012 02:02 PM

                Same here though to this day we eat 'dunk' bread. A Puerto Rican co-worker in a restaurant kitchen I worked at called me 'vampira' for that habit.

              2. Shrinkrap Oct 19, 2012 05:44 PM

                I drink it. It is not to be muted by carbs.

                1. mucho gordo Oct 20, 2012 10:19 AM

                  Looks like your husband is the only one. I'll bet he doesn't eat the fat either.

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                    CanadaGirl Oct 20, 2012 03:22 PM

                    Actually, he does eat the fat, while I excise any visible bits of uncrispy fat with surgical precision!!

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                      Shrinkrap Oct 20, 2012 05:10 PM

                      My husband does that! I am getting him one of those jeweler eye loupes for Christmas.

                  2. Motosport Oct 20, 2012 11:02 AM

                    Oh boy do I!!!!! Grilled steaks go from the BBQ onto a platter. Guests choose their steaks and I remove the still warm platter from the table.
                    Out of sight from everone I slurp down the juice. Heavenly!!!
                    Have not been caught once.
                    Heaven help the "do gooder" who grabs the platter to put in the sink!!!!

                    1. iluvcookies Oct 20, 2012 01:32 PM

                      I like to sop it up with bread. Mmm :)

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                        Kelli2006 Oct 20, 2012 01:35 PM

                        That task is what good bread is for.

                      2. bagelman01 Oct 20, 2012 01:39 PM

                        Only if the dogs let me, they have first dibs on the accumulation from the cutting board. But, if they are in the yard, I' ll take a spoon to the well and drink it like broth.

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                          mucho gordo Oct 20, 2012 02:03 PM

                          Ya mean they won't share it with you????

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                            bagelman01 Oct 20, 2012 03:48 PM

                            I mean my wife won't let me deny them a drop.......................

                        2. cayjohan Oct 20, 2012 03:07 PM

                          Imagine a whole bowl of hot steak juice and a spoon. I don't know that I'd even remember the steak in that case.

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                            tardigrade Oct 20, 2012 07:41 PM

                            Not if anyone's watching!

                            I do use it for Yorkshire pudding: if there's not enough fat from the meat, I mix it with butter and add to a milk/egg/flour mix and bake.

                            1. Cheese Boy Oct 21, 2012 10:53 PM

                              I'm a bread dunker when it comes to steak juice. Love the stuff.

                              1. DuchessNukem Oct 22, 2012 01:10 PM

                                I reluctantly pour it over the plated steak so we can "shabu-shabu" at the table. If I thought I could get away with it I'd slurp it in the kitchen but then I'd feel guilty that I stole all that goodness from The Duke. Not that he'd notice but I'd know lol.

                                1. PotatoHouse Oct 22, 2012 05:05 PM

                                  I'm a southern boy, I sop it up with some bread product (roll, biscuit, bread, etc).

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                                    Jerseygirl111 Oct 23, 2012 01:47 PM

                                    Oh yes. Salty and delicious!


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                                      Bryan Pepperseed Oct 24, 2012 03:46 AM

                                      While I've been known to drink it, I'm a bread sopper. However, the bread needs to be buttered.

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