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Tri-tip smells X-tra beefy?

TractorTractor Posts: 287
edited 7:43AM in EggHead Forum
Trader Joe's right out of the vacuum pack...smell kinda walloped me more than usual. It's dissapated some. Dated April 15. Whada'ya think? Is it probably ok?

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  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    Smells like venison...
  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    Should say venison on the edge, if ya know what I mean...
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,670
    Tractor,

    Tri tips, flaps, hangers are bloody steaks and they often have an odour when you take them out the cryovac. Rinse in cold water and try the nose test again ;)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    Oh man! Thanks for chiming in LittleSteven! I'll try that!
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,670
    Tractor,

    Let us know if it works. Bet it does. I find it's worse if they have been frozen.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I'd just wash it in water.........should be ok.........smell it again anyway.......
  • Should be fine - tri tip is one of the "beefiest" (is that a word) cuts. The flavor (flavour to JB) is outstanding.
  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    We're going for it! It smells marginal, but I think we'll cook off the bad stuff! lol
  • that's very much an "enzyme" smell.

    if you don't puke, it's fine. hahaha
    the enzyme smell is what you want, it's semi-aged (wet aged). if it's bad, it would smell totally different. there is no guessing when meat goes bad
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,670
    You really take all the mystery out of life B)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • TractorTractor Posts: 287
    Just reporting that we did not die, nor did we fall ill because of the tri-tip! Thanks to everyone who contributed.
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