Sunday, June 27, 2010
Perfectly Marbled New York Strip Steaks
There is a confusion about what a well marbled steak looks like. A novice cook might confuse a fatty steak for a well marbled steak and pass on it just for that reason.
A well marbled steak is a thing of beauty and looks like the picture above.
It will have specks of fat running through it that will baste the steaks as it melts and adds tremendous flavor while keeping the steaks tender and juicy when cooked properly. A perfectly cooked well marbled steak is like heaven on a plate. An amazing experience that is melt in your mouth delicious.
I have eaten some of the best steaks available on the market from an 8 oz. Kobe that cost about $50 ($100 per pound) to a USDA Prime that sells for about $30 a pound.
Due to the ridiculously high cost of top quality well marbled steaks it is not something I have very often except for a handful of special occasions.
So when I found these beauties at Costco for $6.99 a pound I quickly grabbed them up feeling like a thief and tossed them in my basket looking over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching me. How was it possible that this one pack of amazingly perfect steaks could be sitting right on top waiting for me to come and get them. Was this my lucky day?
I always think when I see a pack or two of incredibly well marbled steaks just sitting next to the others that the butcher must have put it out for a family member or a friend and I just happen to beat them to it. I guess it was my lucky day.