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Best Kosher Cut of Beef for the Grill

Southern Belle Aug 2, 2006 04:06 AM

Ok, master grillers. Please tell me what kosher cut of steak will impress my non-kosher family the most when cut into thick steaks and grilled to medium rare. I think most of them like a New York strip style steak, but I dont know what the best equivalent is in Kosher cuts, especially because it seems every butcher has his own name for everything! HELP!

  1. weinstein5 Aug 2, 2006 11:46 AM

    Nothing beats a good rib-eye or rib steak - in my opinion the absolute best steaks for grilling or any other style of cooking and the nice thing a rib eye/rib steak has no other name -

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      MartyB Aug 2, 2006 02:34 PM

      I would tend to agree with weinstein5 about the rib steak. If there would be better cuts then the restaurants would offer them. That said, when I go to Bistro Grill in Woodmere I order a steak called "Del Monico". Delicious and cuts like butter, I wonder what cut of meat that is made of. Outside of that unknown cut from Bistro, most restaurants simply offer rib steak as their steak offering.

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      1. re: MartyB
        weinstein5 Aug 2, 2006 02:42 PM

        I have had the Delmonico at The Prime Grill - I agree also and excellent steak - did come research as to what cut it was and this is one that there are many variations as to what is is - most tend agree it does come from the rib area -

        1. re: weinstein5
          MartyB Aug 2, 2006 07:08 PM

          I too did the reasearch a while ago and also noticed that the cut is not well defined. Question is what cut do those two restaurants use?

          1. re: MartyB
            hanistor Aug 2, 2006 07:32 PM


            Since sirloin, top loin and short loin are all not kosher, Delmonico is probably Rib-eye.

        2. re: MartyB
          emilyj67 May 19, 2007 10:35 AM

          I know this is a year later, but I just saw this. Delmonico is definitely a different name for rib-eye, named for the famed restaurant (Delmonico's), which was the top top place in NYC from the early 19th century until 1923. So they're the same thing.

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          tdg Aug 2, 2006 06:13 PM

          Flanken (i.e., cross-cut ribs) bbq very well. Coat with olive oil, garlic, oregano, etc.

          1. c
            CWY Aug 4, 2006 02:19 PM

            Delmonico is just another name for rib-eye.

            As for other cuts, I've become a big fan of hanger steak. It's not pretty to look at, but it grills great.

            1. s
              Southern Belle Aug 6, 2006 05:00 PM

              Thanks for the responses. We have a delmonico cut in our market regularly, but it has a little bit of a livery flavor. Of course, cant compare because I cooked it on my George Foreman and not on the grill.

              I know that delmonico is not the same as a rib steak, because it looks different. Perhaps it is a longitudinal-cut rib eye?

              Unless someone else chimes in with new ideas, I think I'll buy enough rib steak for all, but also compile a tasting menu with a little bit of delmonico and flanken (though I hate to pay for bones).

              1. l
                LI Guy Aug 10, 2006 06:31 PM

                I'd agree with everyone about rib steaks, and add the suggestion that you look for thick ones, as the thickness makes a big difference when grilling to true medium rare. Also, I'd suggest staying away from flanken - it's tasty but not a high-quality cut. New York strip steaks are another good option and can be found in most kosher butchers.

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                1. re: LI Guy
                  rruben1 May 20, 2007 04:48 AM

                  Hanger steak. It isn't pretty, and you have to remove the center gristle, leaving you with two "fillets," for ease of slicing. It is absolutely delicious, juicy & tender.

                  1. re: rruben1
                    DeisCane May 21, 2007 07:03 AM

                    Rib eye is used in many steak grilling competitions. I'd also agree with ruben that a hanger is good for the grill.

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