It’s no secret that perfect rubs, butters, sauces and seasonings can give your beef dishes standout flavor. But they also provide versatility, allowing you to take one cut of meat and give it a whole new flavor profile. This fall, we highlight some current trends in these taste makers, as well as spotlighting some places you can look for flavor inspiration.
Fall is for Flavor
As sweater weather sets in, seasoning that dials up the warmth is in order. Consider a warm rub like Baharat spice, combining black pepper, smoky paprika, nutmeg, cumin and cinnamon. A reduction containing apples, onions and brown sugar pairs splendidly with beef. Even a coffee rub or sweet mocha blend compound butter can allow your steaks to embrace the season.
Global Flavors Continue to Please
Diners are continuing to seek out new and exciting worldly fare. Consider incorporating spice blends from Ethiopia, Nigeria, West Africa and Morocco. Khmeli Suneli from the country of Georgia combines fenugreek, coriander, savory, dill and bay leaves for a pleasing nutty flavor. Shichimi Togarishi, from Japan, features chili flakes, ginger, sesame seeds, Sichuan peppercorns and crumbled toasted nori, making it the choice for those who like a bite of spiciness. Other global ingredients gaining steam: kumquat, cardamom, turmeric and garam masala.
The Never-Ending Beauty of Butter
With compound butters, you can capture the endless power of butter and add amazing flavor to your cuts. It could be as simple as garlic and herb, or as classic steakhouse as black pepper and mushroom. You could go someplace entirely new like blending sun-dried tomato and horseradish. Or you could create something as spectacularly tempting as bourbon and bacon. We’re melting just thinking about these!
Sterling Silver Premium Meats are the ideal canvas to begin your exploration into developing amazing rubs, butters, sauces and seasonings. These tender, perfectly aged meats, combined with your creations, will offer customers an elevated beef dish that’s certain to please.