Valentine's Day surf and turf.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mdboatbum, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This was planned to be reverse seared on the mini, but the weather got a little weird all of a sudden.


    40mph winds and snow didn't sound fun, so I opted for the oven.
    Got a nice little steak. Could only afford the one.
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    And seasoned it very simply with sea salt and pepper.
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    Then put it in a 275 degree oven until it hit 126. I then gave it a quick sear in a screaming hot CI skillet with some browned butter. After the steak I seared some u10 sea scallops. Forgot to take a pic before the scallops were gone, but here's what was left of the steak.
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    Now I don't claim to be any sort of steak expert, but I've been fortunate enough to have had some pretty good steaks in my lifetime. The best being the ribeye at Janko's Little Zagreb in Bloomington, IN about 20 years ago. If you've ever been there you'll not soon forget that ribeye. This was on a par with that. The consistency was similar to that of the scallops. Fork tender is no exaggeration. The flavor was intensely beef. The color was like venison. It was medium rare but a deep, rich red. My only regret was that I didn't get some smoke on it. Well that and the fact that I can't ever have it more than once or twice a year. $30 a pound prime, dry aged Delmonico is a rare treat indeed. I'd have gladly paid $60 a pound after tasting it. I'm also officially sold on the reverse sear. I'll never cook a steak any other way.
    Not that we needed it, but for dessert I made a flourless chocolate cake and some raspberry sauce for which I'd seen a recipe on Food Wishes. [​IMG]
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    Ridiculously rich and intensely chocolatey, the raspberry sauce was the perfect counterpoint. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal. I'm not bragging, in fact just the opposite. The parts of this meal were in fact very simple, I was just lucky enough to not screw it up. This one goes into the books as one of the best meals I've ever had.
    Oh, and my wife made a spinach salad too. Whatever. 😄
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great man ! Thumbs Up

    :beercheer:

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  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the point WHB!! It was pretty tasty.
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No prob man, nice thread ! Thumbs Up
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Md That is some expensive cut, you did it justice cooking it that way.[​IMG]
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thats a tasty looking steak! I can't choke down the price of prime even burger is getting ridiculous these days.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job on the Prime Steak!!![​IMG]

    Gives new meaning to the words  "Money Shot"!!![​IMG]

    If you're gonna pay $30 per pound, you gotta do it justice, and you did that !!--------------[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear, and thanks for the point! I will admit, I was a bit nervous. Screwing up a regular steak is bad enough, but at that price it would have been an absolute disaster! Thankfully it worked out.
     
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mmm...that prime beef looks absolutely delicious, boatbum!  $30 a pound [​IMG]...that's gotta hurt a little...but you definitely did that prime steak justice!

    Great looking meal Brother!

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    Red
     
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, and thanks for the point. The smoker would have knocked it out of the park, but the old cast iron didn't do too bad a job.

    Thanks. You're right, I went to buy burger last week and couldn't find anything under $6/lb. I hope there's a sale on chuck soon, need to grind up a bunch.
     
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Red!
     
  12. MB that is a fine looking steak. You for sure nailed it.

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    Happy smoken.

    David 
     
  13. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks David, I appreciate it!
     

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