The Fresh Market sells 10 oz Hereford NY Strips on Saturdays for $6 each, so I picked up two yesterday. I was looking for an excuse to use my new Thermapen! Sprinkled them with kosher salt and pepper just before putting them on the egg at 750° for 90 secs/side. Took them off and let them rest for about 15 mins while the Egg cooled down to 400°. Put them back on for about 5-6 mins/side and pulled them right at 130° IT. I covered them loosely with foil for about 5 mins before eating. I was really proud of how they looked inside and out! But after the first couple of bites, my wife and I both agreed that they weren't very flavorful at all. They seemed kind of dry and tasteless.
I'm trying to figure if I did something wrong or if they weren't just very flavorful steaks. At the store, they were labeled as "lean" steaks. They didn't have very much marbling. Could that be the reason?
Also, I ran out of time and wasn't able to get the steaks up to room temperature before putting them on. Does this make a huge difference?
Just trying to see how I can learn from the experience. It seems that my steaks are kind of hit-or-miss right now.
Lastly, I have the new vinyl cover for my Egg (with the stitched logo). As I was lifting it off by the handle on the top, it picked up my rain cap with it and it came crashing down to the pavement and broke to pieces! Has anyone else had this problem? How much are replacement rain caps?