If you find teres major steak at the store, buy it up. It’s reasonably priced and delicious.
People aren’t always what they appear, mainly because people cannot be described with one word. They are complex, multifaceted and wonderfully confusing and confusingly wonderful. Extroverted in one situation, introverted in another.
Meat is a little more simple to understand. It’s fatty or lean, tough or tender. The other day when I saw the name of a meat that I didn’t recognize through the butcher counter glass, my old shyness came swirling back as I was almost afraid to ask for further information. But I’m a food blogger, and it’s my job to ask questions and continue to learn.
What is Teres Major Steak
Teres Major is a odd looking cut, shaped almost like a small pork tenderloin. It must be extracted with skill, so it’s not a commonly found cut, but it’s very cheap and if you do find it, buy it all up. It’s taken from a muscle in the shoulder that is rarely used (explaining it’s tenderness). It’s grilled or cooked and then cut into medallions.
Cooking Teres Major Steak
I made the steak the exact same way I make filet mignon or New York Strip steak. I marinated at room temperature for about 30 minutes with olive oil, a little garlic, salt, pepper, red wine, Worcestershire sauce. I started it on top of the stove and finish in the oven, using either an all-clad or cast iron frying pan. It’s my favorite way to cook steak, but this can be thrown on the grill, and made a lot of different ways.
Teres Major is cheap and good for a crowd, perfect for kabobs or fajitas. I made it simple, no sauce and served with avocado which brought balance to the leanness of the meat. This is the kind of meal we eat during the week, keeping it light, simple and still foodie worthy.
Life is full of pleasant surprises. The shy me I told you about has no fear of public speaking, which the single biggest fear of the human race and given my history this makes as much sense as buying good tasting steak at $7.99 a pound. Since I first wrote this, it has gone up to $9.99.
Have you made Teres Major Steak?
- teres major
- freshly crushed garlic
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- Teres major can be made simply, by salting, grilling or marinated for 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Salt Meat.
- Put olive oil, garlic, worcerstershire in shallow dish.
- Add Meat. Marinate for several hours in refrigerator or if you don't have time, 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Place in hot skillet that has a small amount of fat.
- Sear on one side. Flip over. Put in oven at 400 degrees, F. until the internal temperature in 135 degrees for medium rare.