Best Kosher Cut of Beef for the Grill
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!
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 -
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.
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.
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).
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.