Caveman Style- Prime Fillet/Ribeye Cook - Lots'o'pics!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by flbobecu, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Raws: Start off with some very fine USDA Prime steaks.

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    Raws from one of the best marbled steaks I've seen in person - this is my birthday steak for next month.


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    All S&P'd up:


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    Closeup:


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    On the stupid-hot fire, millimeters from the coals. I placed a small cooking grate right on top of the coals. This is, hands down, the best way to cook steak. If you haven't tried it, you guys should!!



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    Finished:


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    Notice the spianlis (ribeye cap) melting off the back of the steak? mmMmM - this IS the best part of eating meat. As tender as tenderloin, with nearly twice the flavor of a ribeye.



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    This is more red in person, I guess with inadequate lighting and very little experience with a camera, this was the best I could do. IT is 134*.



    And my portion: The spinalis (ribeye cap), piece of ribeye and piece of fillet. This was just a small sampler of meat - and no need for a 12oz or larger portion size. I was full! I shared these two steaks with my parents, who love steak but can't eat a lot of it, so it feed us three, comfortably.


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    Thanks for looking - I had a blast, and absolutely love cooking on the coals. Some pictures didn't turn out well, so they were deleted. This is the first time I was able to produce mediocre quality photo's.

    Steaks were bought from "Steaks by Chuck" an online shop. Chuck, fixed me up with some killer steaks! :grilling_smilie:
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome but where's mine [​IMG]
     
  3. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    [quote name="Pineywoods" url="/forum/thread/104408/caveman-style-prime-fillet-ribeye-cook-lots-o-pics#post_606300"]
    Looks awesome but where's mine [​IMG]
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    If the FL gathering were a week earlier or later, I'd be more than happy to cook ya up some of this lovely grub. :grilling_smilie:
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are some great looking steaks
     
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Looks delicious!

      Craig
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent looking steaks. Ribeyes are my favorite too!
     
  7. Love the ribeye. And yours look great.
     
  8. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Great looking steak.. Real nice job bet it was tasty
     
  9. jdubya101

    jdubya101 Newbie

    Ya killin' me man...killin' me!! Schweet!!
     
  10. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    [quote name="tyotrain" url="/forum/thread/104408/caveman-style-prime-fillet-ribeye-cook-lots-o-pics#post_606428"]
    Real nice job bet it was tasty
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    Yessir! Not sure if I can afford a couple Wagyu steaks or not - that probably is the pinnacle of steaks, if cooked right. :grilling_smilie:

    Nevertheless, we had a fantastic meal and the steaks were oh-so-good.
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome job on the Ribeyes!!!!

    Thanks for some Great Views too!

    Bear
     
  12. jdomep

    jdomep Fire Starter

    nice.
     
  13. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Bob, 

    About 2 minutes or so on each side? I like the idea, right on the over coals on the grate. The steaks look rather Awesome.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    [quote name="rp RibKing" url="/forum/thread/104408/caveman-style-prime-fillet-ribeye-cook-lots-o-pics#post_606570"]
    Bob, 



    About 2 minutes or so on each side? I like the idea, right on the over coals on the grate. The steaks look rather Awesome.[​IMG][​IMG]
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    Well - maybe.

    I am a firm believer of more turning/flipping when grilling. I cooked the ribeye 25 seconds per side, 4 flippings. Finished with 20 seconds per side, flip once.

    Looks kinda like this:


    25 sec - flip - 25 sec - flip - 25 sec - flip - 25 sec - flip - 20 sec - flip - 20 sec - done


    The filet was about 4-6 more flips.



    The theory, is that when all the juices start dripping, you want to flip, to keep the juices inside the meat. Works for me, and not only does it work on steaks, it works well for super-juicy burgers, chicken, pork, etc. :grilling_smilie:
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  15. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    I agree that's the best way to do a good steak hot and fast
     
  16. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Killer looking steaks!!!! Great job!
     
  17. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Wow! what pretty meat!  Thanks for the tips, and a source for prime cuts, as well.  Cheers to you, Mom and Dad!
     
  18. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those look amazing.  Costco actually had Prime Grade Ribeyes in the case this week and I should have picked some up cuz, now they are gone... 

    They look great.
     
  19. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    [quote name="Smokey Mo" url="/forum/thread/104408/caveman-style-prime-fillet-ribeye-cook-lots-o-pics#post_606695"]
    Those look amazing.  Costco actually had Prime Grade Ribeyes in the case this week and I should have picked some up cuz, now they are gone... 


    They look great.

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    Costco is a good source for Prime, for the price. I have a couple pounds left in my freezer, but I wanted to try something better - or even higher quality, since my birthday is right around the corner. This was just a 12oz ribeye, so it was on the smaller size for ribeyes.

    The thing about the two local Costco's, is quality varies so much from week to week. For instance sometimes, they were charging Prime prices for what appears to be Choice, and I've seen some Choice, that could pass for Prime. I was looking for a more consistent source, and I think I found one, abet more expensive.


    Anywho, I hope you can get back there and get your hands on some of the beef. :grilling_smilie:
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's funny---That's the way I do them, with the multiple flips.

    I had so many people tell me that's wrong, you should only flip once.

    Too bad---I still do them that way!

    At least I now know I'm not alone!

    Bear
     

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