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Trimming prior to cooking

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5 months 2 weeks ago #8871 by Diorio
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So today is the day I try my first rib eyes after a 45 day age. How meticulous to I need to be in trimming and removing every spec of "bark" or dark spots. There are some nooks and crannies that if I am to trim them some good meat will also be removed. Just dont want to make the family sick, lol. Although I'm sure that stuff on the surface will be "cooked off"

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5 months 2 weeks ago #8872 by RRP
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I only trim the hard outer most leathery skin. That means my trimmed aged meat is still dark brown. Here I go on my soap box now...why age your meat for 45 days only to trim off all that goodness to get back to "grocery store red"? Why even bother aging if you are going to toss the best part? When grilled that dark will turn delicious and the fat is a wonderful mellow! Honestly it has only been in the last few years that the commercially aged beef was trimmed at all! Ron

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5 months 1 week ago #8873 by jeromekhaberer
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I generally do not trim anything from NY Strips or Boneless ribs. I just slice them to 1.5 to 2 inches and bag the aged pieces in Food Saver bags for freezing. Then I thaw them and cook in the bag with the sous vide technique. The flavors of the aged beef and the bark blend into one fantastic piece of steak, followed by a quick seer in a pan with butter and some garlic.

A heavenly experience! :)
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4 months 3 weeks ago #8918 by BeefIsWhatsForDinner
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jeromekhaberer wrote: I generally do not trim anything from NY Strips or Boneless ribs. I just slice them to 1.5 to 2 inches and bag the aged pieces in Food Saver bags for freezing. Then I thaw them and cook in the bag with the sous vide technique. The flavors of the aged beef and the bark blend into one fantastic piece of steak, followed by a quick seer in a pan with butter and some garlic.

A heavenly experience! :)


Sounds amazing and definitely going to have to try this. Thanks.

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