Fired Up the Egg...

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by ellymae, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]Fired Up the Egg...


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    Been wanting a steak for a while now...
    Picked up some Rib Eyes.... gave them the salt treatment.
    Heavy kosher salt on both sides for about an hour...
    Rinsed them off and dried them well...

    In the mean time, Big Al fired up the Egg and we let it sit at 650* for about an hour.


    (No pictures) but onto the Egg 2 minutes per side...



    Let them rest for about 5 minutes...


    These literally melted in the mouth - best steak I have had in a long time.
    These were choice steaks... better then some Prime grade steaks I have had so the question remains... was it the meat, or did the salt made that much of a difference?

    We will have to do another test - I have some steaks in the freezer that I cut from a loin not long ago, so I have a base to test against. Oh, the things we do for science!!
     
  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Great looking steak Ellie! Yum!
     
  3. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look great Ellymae.  Just FYI - it's only truly scientific if you repeat the test exactly three times and vary limited inputs, like the salt.

    That means using the same type and grade of steaks, otherwise you're not comparing apples to apples, so to speak!  LOL  [​IMG]

    Be sure to include us in your tests!  Those steaks look awesome!

    Bill
     
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  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some nice looking choice steaks.
     
  5. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Big Al knows how to pick them!!
     
  6. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    They look great. Quick question though, why rinse after the hour. I typically salt and let rest for 40 min to an hour. After letting it rest, I rub with EVOO and pepper. I guess I am curious why you put the salt on then rinse it off. Thanks in advance.
     
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  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking steaks!!! Unlike to salt them that way too. Makes for a great steak!
     
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    These look great... would like more info of the salting technique tho.... are they not salty tasting ? as I am not a big salt fan....
     
  9. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This was HEAVY salt...

    Usually I give it a light salting... this was just different. Still had a slightly saltiness that makes it taste beefier...
     
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  10. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Gotcha... yeah, I grind sea salt lightly, not heavy. Appreciate the feedback.
     
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  11. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's an interesting article on it...
     
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  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ellymae, evening...   I think someone messed up on grading that cow....  That should have been prime +.......  or what ever they call it...    Holey [email protected] that looks awesome.....    and someone cooked it perfect to boot....   still got a twitch and part of the mooooooo   left in it....    

    Dave
     
  13. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Great info... I will start rinsing mine after the resting stage is over.
     
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  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting, thanks for the info.
     
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  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ellymae, I think that link is VERY important to your thread....  Good job......     Dave
     
  16. [​IMG]    Great looking steak!  They had some awesome marbling for choice!  Nice job  [​IMG]
     
  17. I agree! My eyes opened wide when I looked at that picture, and steak flavor invaded my brain.
     

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