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Wagyu flat iron steak tomorrow along with other goodies

Discussion in 'Beef' started by motolife313, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It was on sale for 7.99 or 8.99 a pound and the marbling looked great so figured I’d give it a shot. Got it from new seasons market. Never done one and wasn’t sure if it needed extra preparation before cooking. Would you do anything to it or are they pretty tender? Maybe bbq sauce marinade? 322FF7AE-66D9-47FB-AC9E-CA3CC62FECCE.jpeg DE86800E-E457-45D4-AA7D-1776E4FBFE21.jpeg
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off, considering Snake River Farms get $79 to $99 a pound for their Wagyu Flat Iron Steaks...I have to question the authenticity of that $8-9 a pound Wagyu. In any event, Flat Iron Steaks are tender and flavorful. Montreal Steak Seasoning or SPOG, Reverse Seared or straight up Grilled Med/Rare, is all it needs. Beyond that, 10 Ingredient Rubs, Marinades or Injection, Heavy BBQ Sauce is a Total Waste of tender cuts or Premium Beef, IMHO...JJ
     
  3. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow I should go get more! Thanks JJ! This is New Zealand wagyu beef.
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW! That's one Helluva Exchange Rate!...JJ
     
  5. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just looked at there’s on there website and the one I picked up looks like a lot more marbling. I could get a better a angle tomorrow morning. Doing some sirloin petite steaks also, just put them in bbq sauce. I’ll put some oil, salt, pepper and little rub on the flat iron in the morning before it goes on the pit.
     
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    All I gotta say is that sure has some nice marbling to it!
    Al
     
  7. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Came out good, kinda the texture and taste of deer hart. Boston butt has a while. Small 6.5 pounder so hopefully it will cook in under 10 hours 2D5CBA4C-DE56-4BA6-8702-9BC8B270785F.jpeg C9D0CEE6-3CF7-46AE-958F-2F4444F98EE9.jpeg 69B2CEAA-D0CA-46D1-91B5-2E35C995A934.jpeg im using my real nice plum wood 569243F5-253E-49B1-9324-4EB8D8E23BF2.jpeg steaks are done here.
     
  8. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  9. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The Boston butt took 11.5 hours and the ribs took 6. The ribs were super tender and I’ll cut then too saint Louis cut 8F0114F0-A1D4-4B7A-888B-895B133AD640.jpeg B037A422-2DAE-498E-B347-38B4B457F188.jpeg EE77982C-FD6F-40D4-B1D9-E13CA04679BC.jpeg A945E584-50C2-4A81-ACA6-8BF2717E6D40.jpeg steaks took 40 minutes. I told the guy I was smoking the flat iron and he kept insisting it would take 8 minutes lol. Usually they take longer but I tossed them on today while the pit was hot so it shortened from the normal time that would be a long ways from 8 minutes
     
  10. Perfection!!
     
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  11. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    That is some fantastic marbling. I would back up the truck to the store and buy them out!
     
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  12. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking cook there motorlife313 how did the plum wood work out. Hard to believe the price of that flat iron steak.

    Warren
     
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  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    In a Word-------Fantastic!!
    Like.

    Bear
     
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  14. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya I think I’ll go back for another! The plum works great. Its my favorite. It was a tree I cut down 2 years ago. It has a super bad lean and I think plum is notorious for that. It’s a slow burner that’s why I like it. Got some more plum wood couple weeks ago and a nice piece of the trunk and milled it with my chainsaw mill I made E21FE124-B477-43F2-9D57-9B2CCE0B475C.jpeg 056418B6-220C-4651-9752-7E74029DAD0A.jpeg 189C53C1-8F4A-4123-A4D8-97B5F3E9487D.jpeg 09EA280C-A537-4167-9A55-91143D415CFA.jpeg i got the trunk under this pile of rounds. I was trying to do some alder tonight but I’m running into problems on this one. It was getting dark also
     
  15. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the like motorlife313 it is greatly appreciated.
    Nice looking grain in that plum wood.

    Warren
     
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  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow!!
    First time I ever got a good look at Plum wood grain---Sure looks a lot like the Cherry I used to make a lot of Kitchens!!
    Thanks for Showing!

    Bear
     
  17. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the compliments! Ya the bark of the cherry can look really similar to the plum. The plum looks a lot cooler tho and much more aggressive. It will look killer when it’s sanded smooth and oiled! Unfortunately 4 of then are going bye bye today and I’m making one into a table for mother’s day. AD5D2F1D-3E90-4C8F-89E7-3CB226468EC9.jpeg 4B5C9836-D5D3-4C6B-9AFD-9388689D5C2F.jpeg E9C4F323-FF32-419A-BE61-0F7666383CD9.jpeg I cut a tiny bit off the small one 2nd from the right and I’ll it be my first table I’m building. I just build my mill and just getting into this. Quit my job as a fedex delivery driver because fedex ground doesn’t care about there workers and going to try and be self employed for a while. Kinda hard tho because 90 percent of my customers on CL are flakes tho lol
     
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  18. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That would have been a awesome piece of wood for turning.

    Warren
     
  19. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  20. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use to turn in my younger days (I'm now 75). Nice line for a side business nope wouldn't post address either. You are a long ways from me. I live mid east near the ocean.

    Warren