Peter Lugar Steaks Delivered
I always wanted a Peter Lugar steak, Don't travel that much so I thought we would have some overnighted as a treat. Invited a couple of friends over. Heated up the grill, salt and cracked black pepper. Put them on a high heat for searing, about 6 minutes a side.
These steaks are 2'' thick and about 24 oz ea., turned the heat down and cooked them to a medium rare., I must say we were disappointed, I was expecting a more tender piece of meat, the taste was good, but not great.....I mean it was like any other steak.
Did I cook it the wrong way? It does say broil them. I am sure plenty of people out there
have been to Peter Lugars....Did I do something wrong, Is the meat that is shipped the same as in the restaurant? At $ 50.00 per did I expect too much?, oh yes they were strip steaks.
the statement that interests me is,"...they were like any other steak." if you routinely buy top quality strips, this makes perfect sense since i assume your mail order brides were tops, too. i know lugar's prides itself on hand-picking the best of the best, but the increments toward the top of the quality ladder get pretty small. if, contrarily, you usually buy supermarket choice steaks, i'd expect a perceptible difference with the brooklyn beef.
there are lots of good steak grillers here, so others might disagree. when i cook a 2-inch strip i do not sear it on high for 6 plus 6. now, my high is high--lump charcoal fiercely hot in a big green egg--but i normally sear for 1.5 plus 1.5 (plus 1 on the fat edge) remove the steaks, dampen the fire to 350-400 and cook to rare over a tamer heat. i vary the lower heat time according to thickness, not the blast time. (i would not cook a rib-eye quite as hot at the outset.)
I dunno, express. I lived on the North Shore for seven years, and used to go to PL's because my husband and ILs were crazy about it. I wasn't so much. Now, I like a NY Strip or a ribeye, so maybe goodhealthgourmet has the answer and it's just not the cut to get there. I didn't think it was BAD, by any means, but I never seemed to find the steak Nirvana there that everybody else seems to, and especially not at those prices.
I always got a tender, flavorful steak at Smith & Wollensky, actually. We sometimes went to the one in Midtown, near St. Patrick's. But a lot of people laugh at me when I say I prefer S&W to PL, so you can't tell by me. :-)
I'm sorry you were disappointed.