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Shoulder Tender (Teres Major)

Regular price $10.70

Teres Major, also known as Shoulder Tender Steak - a delectable beef cut that will elevate your culinary experience. With its tender texture and rich flavor, this cut is a delightful addition to any meat lover's menu.

Cooking Methods:

  1. Grilling: Marinate the Teres Major with your favorite seasonings, then grill it over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.
  2. Pan-searing: Heat a skillet with oil or butter over medium-high heat, sear the Teres Major for 3-4 minutes on each side, and finish it in the oven at 400°F for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  3. Sous Vide: Vacuum-seal the Teres Major with herbs and spices, then cook it in a water bath at 130°F for 2-3 hours. Finish by searing it on a hot grill or skillet for a beautiful crust.

Preparation Tips:

  • Before cooking, remove the Teres Major from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • For enhanced tenderness, consider marinating the steak in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, herbs, and a splash of acidity (such as lemon juice or vinegar) for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Seasonings and Rubs:

  • Classic: A simple combination of kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder will enhance the natural flavors of the Teres Major.
  • Herb-infused: Create a herbaceous blend using rosemary, thyme, oregano, and minced garlic mixed with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Southwestern: Add a kick to your steak with a mix of chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Recipe Ideas:

  1. Teres Major Steak with Garlic Butter: Sear the steak, then finish it with a garlic butter sauce. Serve with roasted vegetables or a side salad.
  2. Teres Major Fajitas: Slice the cooked Teres Major into thin strips, marinate with lime juice, cumin, and chili powder, then sauté with bell peppers and onions. Serve in warm tortillas with your favorite toppings.
  3. Teres Major Steak Salad: Grill or pan-sear the Teres Major to your desired doneness, slice it thinly, and serve it over a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a tangy vinaigrette.

Experience the exquisite taste of Teres Major, a versatile beef cut that will impress your taste buds and elevate your culinary creations. Enjoy the succulent flavors and tender texture it brings to your dishes.