Saturday, 11 July 2015

Adam North's steak tips | Giveaway: Win perfectly graded Pepperjack wine for your steak!

If you're looking to cook a good steak, there is no better person to provide you with some tips then Adam North of restaurant Entrecôte. A fresh and dynamic 29 year old chef, Adam has the amount of knowledge that most industry experts aged in their 60s have due to his extensive travelling, interest and business ventures in the meat industry.
Apart from owning the steak house Entrecôte in South Yarra, Adam also owns award-winning business, Hopkins River Beef (which is all about the paddock to plate philosophy). Here are his top 5 tips for grilling a porterhouse and cooking a low and slow cut like short ribs. 

5 tips for a grilling a porterhouse cut
  1. Start with a good product and you will finish with a better dish.
  2. Bring the steak to room temperature prior to cooking.
  3. Oil the steak, not the cooking surface.
  4. Ensure the cooking surface is as hot as possible before placing on the grill.
  5. Once you have cooked it to how you prefer it (rare, medium rare, medium, well done), rest your steak for several minutes.
5 Tips for cooking a low and slow cut like short ribs
  1. Use a type of wood that will match the flavours you are trying to achieve.
  2. Don’t be afraid to use different ingredients when making your rub, such as coffee.
  3. Temperature regulation is extremely important - moving air vents the smallest amount can really impact on temperature.
  4. If you are looking, it’s not cooking.
  5. You must rest your product - the longer the better!
Win perfectly graded Pepperjack wine for your steak!

Richard Mattner from Pepperjack Wines has created wines specifically for different cuts of meat. 

Gastrology has teamed up with Adam and Pepperjack Wines to give away 6 x twin packs of perfectly graded Pepperjack wines to six of our lucky readers. 

How to enter 

All you have to do, is: 
  • Follow us on instagram or twitter (if you have not already); and
  • Send us an email telling us your favourite recipe for a steak sauce/ accompaniment. Please also include your instagram or twitter account details.

The best 6 entries, as judged by the Gastrology team, will each win a twin pack of perfectly graded Pepperjack wines. 

The competition will run from Saturday the 11th July 2015 to 5:00pm Thursday 23rd July 2015 (winner to be announced on this post and via email on Friday 24th July 2015). 
The fine print: 
Only entries made using a valid email address are eligible. Your email address will not be published. This competition is a game of skill not chance. This giveaway is open to readers in Australia only. Prize is not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner. The image of the prize is purely representative and the actual prize is subject to change. 


[24/07/2015] Announcement: Winners of the Blog Giveaway: perfectly graded Pepperjack wine for your steak

Thank you to everyone who entered!

The 6 winners are…
Alex P
Anastasia S
Chai L
Imelda T
Guat E
Maurice L
… Congratulations, the winners will be contacted via email.

Competition Now Closed. 

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