TO turn a steak once or to turn a steak multiple times?
Ever since barbecues were invented this argument has raged through households but Orange’s own Masterchef Kate Bracks has finally put an end to the debate.
She believes you should turn multiple times.
That is just one of the tips you could find out if you head down to the last day of The Australian National Field Days and witness your very own Mastechef tutorial.
Yesterday Mrs Bracks, with the help of butcher Scott Munro, taught hundreds of visitors how to get the most out of a poll dorset lamb.
Mr Munro cut every single piece of the carcass and divulged secrets only the top chefs would know.
Mr Munro went through several uses of a shoulder of lamb.
“Butterfly it out, marinade it for a day or two in lemon, whack in on the barbie and sear it on one side and then let it cook slowly for 35 to 40 minutes,” he demonstrated.
“You can chuck it in a casserole, you can put rosemary dotted through it and a bit of infused garlic, you can put breadcrumbs in there with some egg and a bit of salt and pepper and whack it in a blender , lamb mince and all sorts of other stuff.”
While Mr Munro sliced the carcass Mrs Bracks talked of her own ideas.
She gave tips on how the pieces will cook with or without bones, what are the best marinades and which pieces are the most tender.
Mrs Bracks and Mr Munro will hold one more demonstration at 10am and Mrs Bracks will do a solo cooking demonstration at 2pm out the front of the Poll Dorset exhibit.