Wow, is it close to the end of June already? That means the Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate America’s birthday then with a day of outside dining and doing some grilling? And when I think of grilling… I think of steak! As a busy working mom though, I don’t always have time to make it to our butcher to get real good cuts. So off to the internet to find a reliable meat source that can deliver cuts right to my doorstep. Luckily this is where New York Prime Meats comes in! In business for over 60 years, and located in New York, this neighborhood butcher only sells USDA Prime Meat that has been dry aged for up to 28 days for optimal flavor. All meat comes through the butcher shop for inspection and preparation. Luckily for someone like me who doesn’t live in New York, they ship anywhere overnight in the US! They ship all of their cuts fresh, not frozen, with the best perishable goods delivery system.
Name your cut and New York Prime Meats sells it! They offer filet mignon, New York strip, porterhouse steaks, burger patties, flank steaks, brisket, prime rib, roasts, and more!
New York Prime Meats generously sent me two New York Strip steaks to experience their meat for myself. The steaks arrive fresh (not frozen!) tightly vac-sealed. I was very impressed with the packing!
Now I like to let my steaks marinade to get maximum flavor. Sometimes I make my own lemon and pepper marinade, and sometimes I just grab a bottle of Italian dressing. Either way works just fine. I’ve actually noticed in stores now they have marinades that claim you only need to “soak” the steak for 30 minutes. I on the other hand let my steak marinade in the fridge overnight, and then flipped it over for another 8 hours while I was at work.
Don’t forget to poke holes in the steak to let the juices really get inside! I just simply use a fork, but a meat pick works just as well. Be sure to flip the steak a few times before throwing in the fridge to marinade.
Now ideally I like to cook my steaks outside with fire..err.. I mean the grill. However, after participating in a “All Things Steak” discussion with some readers, more were interested in preparing their steaks with their home oven. There are two ways you can do this. You can always use the broiler and cook your steak for 7 minutes on the first side, and then broil for 5 to 8 minutes on the second side.
I actually opted to just bake it right in the oven in 400 degree heat. After the oven preheats, cook the steak anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes. It really depends on how you would like it prepared. If you like your steak well down, you may want to brush on some olive oil to keep it from drying out in case you overcook by accident. I also like to add additional cracked black pepper on top of my steak whether I’m cooking it rare or medium.
If you decide to use a meat thermometer, just it into the center of the steak. The steaks are ready when they have reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit for rare, 130 for medium-rare, 135 for medium, 145 for medium-well, or 150 for a well-cooked steak. I decided to go rare to medium rare. Sometimes I just need my steak to bleed a little and get really juicy.
When done, let the steaks sit for about 10 minutes. You don’t want to cut into it too soon and let all the juices out!
Now I’m normally a filet mignon girl, so I admit, this was my first time cooking a New York strip as oppose to grilling it. These strips were absolutely delicious! I was certainly impressed with the tenderness and flavor.
I’m particularly impressed that they ship overnight in case I decide I would like a few steaks on a whim. New York Prime Meats is my new place for online meat ordering! My steaks were beyond delicious and I’m very impressed with the shipping and packaging procedures.
Buy It: You can purchase any cut of meat you’d like at New York Prime Meats! Right now they are offering some awesome grilling packages and bundles for the summer time. With all orders of $150 or more, shipping is FREE!
Win It: Head on over to New York Prime Meats’ Facebook page to enter their Fourth of July Sweepstake. The prize a $400 Retail Value Package of Fresh USDA Prime Meat! This giveaways ends on June 28, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
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I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and I was in no way compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.