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Four in Ten Americans Say Grilled Steak the Perfect Meal for Dad on Father's Day

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
 

Washington, DC –   Grilled steak and barbecue ribs are the sure fire winners for a perfect meal for Dad, according to a new poll conducted by the American Meat Institute.  More than four in ten (42 percent) Americans chose steak and 14 percent chose barbecue ribs as the best dishes for dad on Father’s Day. 

According to the poll of 1,000 Americans on May 16, hamburgers (13 percent) rounded out the top three meals.  Meat dishes dominated the top picks, while veggie burgers were selected by just 2 percent of respondents.  Other meat picks that Dads love include: barbecue chicken, grilled pork chops and grilled lamb chops. 

In an effort to ensure a happy Father’s Day, AMI today released new recipes and grilling tips guaranteed to satisfy hungry Dad.  The package features recipes for classic Grilled Pork Spareribs, Spicy Lime Glazed Pork Chops, Grilled Chutney Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Greek Lamb Burgers and Italian Beef Kebabs.  The package also contains a can’t miss guide to steak grilling, including tips for seasoning and a time and temperature chart to help grill Dad’s steak just the way he likes it. 

CHART

Red-Hot Charcoal

Preheated oven broiler
2"- 3" from heat source

Thickness

Doneness

First Side

After Turning

First Side

After Turning

3/4"

Rare
Medium
Well

4 minutes
5 minutes
7 minutes

2 minutes
3 minutes
5 minutes

5 minutes
7 minutes
10 minutes

4 minutes
5 minutes
8 minutes

1"

Rare
Medium
Well

5 minutes
6 minutes
8 minutes

3 minutes
4 minutes
6 minutes

6 minutes
8 minutes
11 minutes

5 minutes
6 minutes
9 minutes

1 1/4"

Rare
Medium
Well

5 minutes
7 minutes
9 minutes

4 minutes
5 minutes
7 Minutes

7 minutes
8 minutes
12 minutes

5 minutes
7 minutes
10 minutes

1 1/2"

Rare
Medium
Well

6 minutes
7 minutes
10 minutes

4 minutes
6 minutes
8 minutes

7 minutes
9 minutes
13 minutes

6 minutes
7 minutes
11 minutes

1 3/4"

Rare
Medium
Well

7 minutes
8 minutes
11 minutes

5 minutes
7 minutes
9 Minutes

8 minutes
9 minutes
14 minutes

7 minutes
8 minutes
12 minutes

                                                                                       Courtesy Omaha Steaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For those who aim to please Dad and Grandpa on June 21, our poll results and accompanying recipes will help you do just that,” said Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs and member services at AMI.  “Father’s Day falls on the first day of summer this year, making it a doubly perfect day to fire up the grill and feed Dad his favorite foods.”

The steak grilling tips and five recipes can be found on AMI’s Meat and Poultry Nutrition Web site:  http://www.meatpoultrynutrition.org/ht/d/sp/i/50826/pid/50826.

 

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