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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

Grilled steak and barbecue ribs are the preferred entrees when it comes to cooking the perfect meal for Dad, according to a new poll conducted by AMI.  

According to the poll of 1,000 Americans on May 16, 42 percent of Americans prefer steak, while 14 percent chose barbecue ribs as the best dish for Father’s Day. 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 also released new recipes and grilling tips guaranteed to satisfy a 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. 

“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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