Tips, Tricks, and Secrets
Tips, Tricks, and Secrets
These are the shortcuts, must-haves, and secret methods we use in our own kitchens.
Temperature is key. Always use a fast read thermometer. Just insert it into the side of the cut you're cooking until the tip of the thermometer is in the center. Remove the meat from heat when it reaches your desired temperature. Thermoworks Super-Fast Pocket Thermometer, $24
Rich and Rare
Our Hanger Steak is a favorite around here — so much so that it’s hard to get your hands on! If you ever find this in stock, you need to grab it. Trust us! It is a spectacular piece of meat. SRF Black Grade Hanger Steak, $85
Let your steak or roast rest at room temperature for an hour before cooking. Season generously with salt, pepper, or your favorite rub. Our newly launched Santa Maria Seasoning has been a big hit. Buy it on its own or grab the SRF Crafted Seasoning Pack and experiment with all 4. SRF Crafted Seasonal Pack, $49
Let it Marinate
Our steaks are rich and flavorful with just salt and pepper, but feel free to use your favorite marinade. We recommend about ½ cup per pound of product. Tender cuts need just 30 to 60 minutes, while coarser-grained, less-tender meats can go for three to four hours.
Did you know we have been in business since 1968? We have been doing what we do for over 50 years. Still family-run and owned, we remain focused on the same mission: Delivering high-quality beef and the best customer service.
Give it a Rest
For the most juicy and flavorful steaks and roasts, always allow them to rest before slicing. This allows time for juices to be reabsorbed and for flavors to bloom. Rest steaks for 5 to 10 minutes and roasts for at least 20 minutes.
Tie it Up!
Not only does tying your holiday roast make for a beautiful presentation, it’s also practical! Use butcher twine for unevenly shaped roasts (like beef tenderloin) or stuffed roasts to help them cook more evenly.
The Right Mix
Taking SPG to the next level, this specialty formulated blend from Jacobsen Salt is a must-try on your favorite SRF or Double R Ranch steak. Jacobsen x SRF Garlic & Black Pepper Salt, $15
The steakhouse method is a go-to around Snake River Farms. Grab your favorite steak and a good cast iron skillet and you’re ready for action.
Pair Bold with Gold
The 2018 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend, awarded 98 points by The Wine Advocate, exudes bold freshness and a full-bodied palate. Winery owner John Schwartz recommends it with a Gold Manhattan. AmuseBoucheWine.com