Discovering consumer preferences for steak thickness and common food service cookery methods for beef strip loin steaks
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The objective of this study was to quantify consumer preferences for steak thickness and cookery method. Paired strip loins from 38 carcasses with Small marbling scores were obtained from a commercial packing facility. Each strip loin was cut into 2 sections (4 sections per carcass) and each section was randomly assigned to 1 of 4 cookery methods (COOK): 1) grill (GRILL); 2) grill mark then finish in a steam oven (MARK+FINISH); 3) par cook in a steam oven then mark on a grill (PAR+MARK); 4) broil (BROIL). Each section was vacuum-sealed and aged at 2oC for 21 days before being frozen. After ...