Where did the word “beef” come from? The word “beef” has been derived from the Latin word “bos” which means “cow”. So, beef recipes use the main ingredient of cow meat. Boil, braise, grill, marinate, stew, spit-roast or pot-roast beef, add unique ingredients and enjoy a special taste.
Beef is available in a wide range of cuts. And the choice of cooking methodology depends on the beef cut. For instance, tough cuts need slower and longer cooking while tender cuts need fast and high-heat cooking methods. The lean cuts of beef include chuck roasts, briskets, flank steaks, sirloin steaks, and round steaks.
Beef is not only a great source of protein but also contains a variety of minerals including iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium and selenium. The essential vitamins, like thiamin, riboflavin, B6, B12 are also found in it.
Among different methods of cooking beef, roasting is the oldest one. Then came spit-roasting (roasting by the use of a rotating rod). To get the best taste out of beef, you should keep it moist and soak in the wonderful flavors of the marinade. The marinade, temperature and time of cooking make a big difference when it comes to taste.
So, just take an excellent cut of beef, add a handful of ingredients, and transform it into a flavor-packed blockbuster dish. To make it more flavorful, roast the meat at low temperature for a longer time.
Popular beef recipes include Bihari Kebab, Kofta Kebab, Steak Salad, Korean Beef Ribs, Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Salisbury Steak and Roast Beef in a Salt Crust, etc.
Roast Beef in a Salt Crust is one of the easiest to make beef recipes. It includes the key ingredients of beef, salt, minced onion, olive oil, dried marjoram, garlic salt, dried basil, water, dried thyme and ground black pepper.
For cooking you can use oven, preheated at 175 0C. A marinade of onion, oil, garlic salt, basil marjoram, thyme and black pepper will significantly contribute to its taste. Just coat the beef roast with this marinade and marinate it in refrigerator for 10 to 12 hours.