Delmonico Steaks (Nice and Hot)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bearcarver, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Delmonico Steaks  (Nice and Hot)

    No I’m not talking about hot seasonings!! I’m talking about Hot Plates!!

    I always hate it when my food gets cold, especially my Steak, so I decided to do something about it.

    I finally broke down & bought a pair of cheap “Sizzle Plates” for this little experimental adventure.

    I pulled a pair of Delmonico Steaks out of my freezer, that had only been in there since last August. I put them in a Ziplock bag with some Teriyaki Marinade for a few hours. Then onto my Weber “Q”, until they were nice & Medium Rare on both sides.

    Meanwhile Mrs Bear was making my favorite Roasted Reds, and some Sugar Snap Peas, and she was also warming the Sizzle Plates up to 300° (I don't want to cook my Steaks again---Just keep them warm).

    Then after some pictures for you guys, our meals went on those hot plates, and everything worked out Great !!!

    Below are some Pictures of the whole successful Adventure.

    Thanks for Looking,


    Thawed Delmonico Steaks from last August:

    Looking Pretty Nice!!

    A few hours in a Teriyaki Marinade:

    And onto my Weber “Q” they go:

    Gotta get some Grill Marks. 
    Now I’m getting Hungry!!

    Onto a plate first:

    Then onto my new Sizzle Plates @ 300° to keep everything warm while we eat.
    Added some Roasted Reds and some Sugar Snap Peas:

    OOOOPS—Almost forgot——A close look at the Inner Beauty of the best part of a Steer:
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look great John,so what is your opinion on the sizzle plates? 
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I never thought about using a sizzle plate at home but now I am.....
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look tasty, those sizzle plate do sound like a good idea.
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your Steaks looked great , John . I have a couple of CI oblong Fajita grills , they would probably be good for Steaks too [​IMG]  .

    Have fun and ,
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Richie!!

    I did a little research awhile ago. It seems many people heat the metal plate (SS, Iron, or Aluminum) to 500°, and then drizzle a little oil on before the steak, so it make a sizzling noise for the person dining. Others say at 500 Degrees the steak continues to cook, so they pull it a few degrees early so it doesn't get over done in the plate.
    My plan was to ignore that 500° BS, and just find a lesser degree that will keep my steak from getting cold like has been happening for the last 45+ years, without cooking my steak any farther.
    300° seemed to work pretty good for us.
    We just heated the plates "Stacked" in the Toaster oven to 300°. Then pulled them out with hot pads, and drop them in their holders. Then drop the hot steak on & if there's room add the veggies too. 
    They don't seem to come in much larger sizes than the ones we got, about 7.5" X 10.75" (SS plate size).

    ​I've had them in restaurants with steak in them, and with broiled seafood too.

    I like it !!

  7. Okay forgive me for asking, I might have missed it. Where did you get the sizzle plates from? I would love to get some. I love it when at a steakhouse and the food is served on a hotplate, still sizzling and popping!!!!
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Steaks Bear! Nice cook!
  9. Great job, I like those plates we had some years ago, but don't know what happened to them. I may get a couple more they really work, We have a Restaurant  Supply here and I get most all my stuff there, Really cheap.

    Steaks look outstanding, great job.   [​IMG]

  10. They look great I can almost taste them.


    I got MES 40" yesterday, seasoned it and smoke a rack of ribs. [​IMG]
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I thought about it many times, but never got around to getting any. Then I finally decided to order a pair from Amazon. Mrs Bear asked what I was doing, and I told her I was going to order them. She said not to because our Son had just picked up a pair for us. I still might get two more so we have them for guests.

    Thank You!!

    Thanks Stan!!

    I saw those while I was searching, and some of the people on the reviews said they use their Fajita Pans for Steaks too, so I'm sure they would work Great too.

    I got Stainless Steel so I wouldn't have to deal with treating them to avoid the rust.

  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One question Bear, how does a steak like that hang around long enough to get cold.    [​IMG]
  13. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic


    Really great looking steaks.

    Thanks for the sizzle plate refresher. Like you I never took the time to put this into action its on my list now.

  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Son got them at a Restaurant Supply place in Allentown, PA, but they have the same type all over the Internet.

    Just search "Sizzle Plates". They have CI, SS, & Aluminum. I like the Stainless Steel best, myself.

    They are only about $12 each (Plate & holder), but that's about the cheapest. They don't seem cheap though.

    Thanks Case!!

  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Gary!!

    Thanks beartoo!!

    Best of luck with your MES 40!!

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
  16. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Smoke Blower

    Looks good as always. Thanks for sharing.
  17. You sending me one ?

  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Adam!!

    Since I can't eat as much as I used to, I eat slower now, so I can enjoy it.

    Thanks Larry!!

    Steaks are so much better when they're hot !!

  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Ernest !!

  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Too late!!

    These didn't last as long as some.


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