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Apr 18, 2007 01:47 PM

Is prime rib the über meat?

There has been a lot of talk about this 'round the water cooler as of late. I say no, my über meat is a center-cut filet. Thoughts?

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  1. My über meat is a Delmonico.

    1. If calories are not an issue, then pork kakuni (japanese stewed pork belly) is the uber-meat.

      1. Filet mignon is tender, but has little flavor. I'll take the ribeye steak, aka delmonico, and a loin or rib lambchop.

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        1. re: mpalmer6c

          I'm with you, mpalmer6c & venera-
          Ribeye has the best combination of marbling, fat and lean as far as I'm concerned. REAL "Prime rib" is from the rib primal (aka: standing rib roast, cowboy steaks, delmonicos...etc), though I prefer it seared or grilled vs. carved.
          It really gets me riled up when a certain chain of toasted sandwiches says they're serving "prime rib" when it is likely they're actually serving top-, inside-, or even bottom round.

        2. I wouldn't consider anything beef the über meat. It's got to be pork or lamb. I'll nominate red-cooked pork trotter or rack of lamb.

          1. My über will always be foie...