A1 Steak Sauce

#1
Whilst in Manhattan four or five years ago, i picked up some A1 Steak Sauce, and also stole some restaurant branded stuff from a posh restaurant in Grand Central.

If there are any Septics in London, or even normal people, who might know where I can buy some that would be great.

I will even say "outstanding!" and "good jahhb!" several times as a mark of my appreciation.

Alternatively, if there are any Septics who have access to a PX and are prepared to do some minor smuggling in exchange whatever cash say five bottles of the stuff costs, plus a few glasses of warm English beer, then we can do a deal.

It's probably a Federal felony, but think of the excitement...
 

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#6
Aaah, reminds me of halcyon days, smuggling HP Sauce to Holland, and Satay sauce back to the UK.
 
#7
Try the "A1 - bold&spicy" (with Tabasco) - "ooowwwsome, duuuude!"
 
#8
Or try HP Sauce, it kicks the sh2t out of A1.

Think I saw A1 in Tescos.

Now, good quality Ranch Sauce... any ideas?
 
#9
Oo

Despite being American I never understood some of my countrymen's obsession with sauces. Why cover the taste of a delicious steak? Chicken and pork need seasoning but steak? Bah! Knock the horns off, wipe it's arse then sear the outside and let the pink bloody goodness barely get warm in the center!
 
#10
Worth holding out for an American to act as your 'mule', but if the Federal penalties are acting as a deterrent, you can get it from Ocado, Waitrose's Home Delivery arm:

Waitrose Home Delivery

You will, of course, have to do the rest of your shopping elsewhere, unless you can survive on rustic peasant bread, 16 types of extra-virgin olive oil and 4 varieties of garlic...
 
#11
londonirish said:
It's probably a Federal felony, but think of the excitement...
Concerning PX:
the stuff sells for under $2 at the Commissary IIRC.
If you receive it from an American or LN with PX-privileges as a "genuine gift" than you are not breaking any Federal/Status of Forces laws.
 
#12
Khyros said:
Oo

Despite being American I never understood some of my countrymen's obsession with sauces. Why cover the taste of a delicious steak? Chicken and pork need seasoning but steak? Bah! Knock the horns off, wipe it's arse then sear the outside and let the pink bloody goodness barely get warm in the center!
Concur 100%, besides A1 is awful stuff. For pork I use London Pub Steak and Chop sauce.

A good steak should be seared and eaten rare or medium rare, and at the most lightly brushed with some butter or garlic butter. Bison and prime rib can be accompanied by some horseradish sauce, but even that is not really needed.

I have used a marinade on lesser cuts of beef before grilling, Busha Browne's Jerk sauce is far and away the best, not only does it add a nice flavor it also tenderizes the meat.
 
#13
ctauch said:
Khyros said:
Oo

Despite being American I never understood some of my countrymen's obsession with sauces. Why cover the taste of a delicious steak? Chicken and pork need seasoning but steak? Bah! Knock the horns off, wipe it's arse then sear the outside and let the pink bloody goodness barely get warm in the center!
Concur 100%, besides A1 is awful stuff. For pork I use London Pub Steak and Chop sauce.

A good steak should be seared and eaten rare or medium rare, and at the most lightly brushed with some butter or garlic butter. Bison and prime rib can be accompanied by some horseradish sauce, but even that is not really needed.

I have used a marinade on lesser cuts of beef before grilling, Busha Browne's Jerk sauce is far and away the best, not only does it add a nice flavor it also tenderizes the meat.
Stop it, I´m drooling all over my keyboard :)
 
#14
Lie cut steaks on a plate and douse liberally with Worcestershire Sauce leave for 1 hour (turn over after 30 mins) before grilling on the barbie. Sear both sides for 1 minute then cook 3 - 4 mins both sides.




Hm, Hmmmm, gooooooood.
 
#16
Ok,

Roast leg of pork.

Get a really sharp knife and cut into the skin every cm wide from one side to the other of the leg. Put the leg onto an oven roasting stand ( the thing that looks like a cake stand ) and put it into the sink. Pour a full kettle of boiling water over it and let it dry.

When it has dried put cracked sea salt into it and roast in the oven. The crisp taste of the crackling and the milky taste of the fat underneath is 'Une Sans Plus'.
 
#18
Fifth_Columnist said:
Worth holding out for an American to act as your 'mule', but if the Federal penalties are acting as a deterrent, you can get it from Ocado, Waitrose's Home Delivery arm:

Waitrose Home Delivery

You will, of course, have to do the rest of your shopping elsewhere, unless you can survive on rustic peasant bread, 16 types of extra-virgin olive oil and 4 varieties of garlic...
Thankyou for all the comments....I can't be arsed to respond to each one individually so here goes.

It would be much more fun to find a "mule", especially if it avoids shopping with Waitrose.

I am most glad to hear that the PX flog it off at $2 a bottle as opposed to £6.

I like the stuff, but not enough to a) get ripped off b) get ripped off.

I am fully aware that really good quality meat doesn't "need" any enhancement.

I am lucky in that, when in the country, I live in between a bison farm in Wiltsire and a water buffalo farm in Hampshire.

Sadly, much of the stuff we buy in supermarkets, and even top restaurants, is water-injected bollix, often not even British or Irish, despite legal loopholes that allow the vendors to say that it is.

Very often this type of meat can benefit from one of the "rubs" and marinades that are now for sale in places like Sainsburys. Nice one though, sell us crappy meat and the stuff to make it taste better.

However, with a bog-standard frying steak, A1 sauce does it every time and I can't wait to taste it again, subject to recruiting a "mule" (since I have decided not to spend $10 per bottle), who as another poster discovered, won't be committing a Federal offence if it is a gift.

I shall of course feel inclined to ply the donor of this kind gift with other gifts, in kind, such as glasses of English Ale, and Irish Whiskey, but no "gifts in kind" of the Deliverance type. Unless the donor is a fit bird, but the Septics seem only to send really ugly women abroad on military service.

As they say in Latin "De gustibus non est disputandum"
 

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