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Does anyone else drink the steak "juice"?

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: Terrie H.

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

      1. re: 1sweetpea

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

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

            1. 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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              1. re: ferventfoodie

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

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

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                  1. re: mucho gordo

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

                    1. re: CanadaGirl

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

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

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                      1. re: iluvcookies

                        That task is what good bread is for.

                      2. 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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                        1. re: bagelman01

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

                          1. re: mucho gordo

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

                        2. 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.

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

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

                                  1. Oh yes. Salty and delicious!


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