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Kobe (wagyu) beef. New York Strips (Pics)

Hello All! I'm a long time lurker and this is my first post. I was at my local butcher and noticed that they had Kobe New York Strips. I had the butcher cut two at 1.5 inches thick. After searching this forum for cooking methods I decided to get the egg as hot as possible, sear the steaks, and then close the egg up. I estimate my searing temp to be north of 800 because every time I closed the lids the temperature gauge shot up past 800. :)

I seasoned the steaks with EVOO, salt, and pepper and I ended up searing the steaks for 90 seconds per side and rotating 90 degrees after 45 seconds. This was my first high temp cook. I have a large Big Green Egg that I got for my birthday in August. I also used the cast iron grate on top of the firebox ring.

While the egg was heating up I cooked two foil packages. One with asapargus, EVOO, salt pepper, and cheese. The other package had pumpkin with butter and brown sugar. I estimate these foil packages cooked for about 12 - 15 minutes. I also made twice baked potato and sauteed mushrooms.

Pictures as promised:


Anchorage, AK

Comments

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    Wow!!  I'll bet that thing melted in your mouth.  Nicely done!

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • BOWHUNR said:
    Wow!!  I'll bet that thing melted in your mouth.  Nicely done!

    Mike
    Yes, the most tender steak I have ever eaten. :)
    Anchorage, AK
  • CP92CP92 Posts: 209
    That meat looks ridiculous.  Glad you enjoyed it. Well done, no pun intended.
    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
  • CP92CP92 Posts: 209
    edited October 2013

    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,157
    That's a strong first showing! Great cook.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    Wow, that looks amazing, I'm going to go punch my butcher in the mouth! Nice post.
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • So that looks amazing!!

    Tell me about this pumpkin?? Like a pie pumpkin?


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  • LoggerLogger Posts: 248
    Great Cook!
    I would love to try Kobe (or, a close relative of)
    OKC area  XL - Medium
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 469
    Great job!looks good! Love the grill marks! =D>
  • So that looks amazing!!

    Tell me about this pumpkin?? Like a pie pumpkin?
    Well, by pumpkin I actually mean butternut squash. For some reason I call every orange colored squash "pumpkin". I peel and seed the pumpkin, cut into chunks, then just sprinkle with brown sugar, a dash or two of cinnamon, and add some butter chunks. Wrap all in foil and cook for 12 - 15 minutes or until tender. It taste great but I'm bias ;)
    Anchorage, AK
  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 670

    Looks great.  Noticed your location.  I assume that grocery prices can get pretty steep the farther north you go + Kobe on top of that = glad you didn't mess it up.

    Seriously - they look delicious.

    Toronto, Canada

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,246
    Nice job, keep posting with pics of your cooks!
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 734
    Wow. Well done Sir. ^:)^

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,526
    six_egg said:
    Wow. Well done Sir. ^:)^
    +1  Excellent first post.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • Looks great! I would love to try some Kobe beef.
    SE PA
    XL, Mini max
  • Very nice. Now I have to ask the hard question: just what was the price/lb for those magnificent slabs?
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
  • BigWader said:

    Looks great.  Noticed your location.  I assume that grocery prices can get pretty steep the farther north you go + Kobe on top of that = glad you didn't mess it up.

    Seriously - they look delicious.

    Overall groceries aren't too bad up here. Some things we pay more for like fresh produce but really everything else seems to be about the same in price as the lower 48.
    Very nice. Now I have to ask the hard question: just what was the price/lb for those magnificent slabs?
    Well, they were going for about $38.00 a pound so needless to say this cook won't happen too often. However, it was worth every penny.

    Thanks to everyone for the kinds words and I'll be sure to post up more of my cooks with pictures of course! I've done a great Boston butt using the turbo cook method, two cooks of St. Louis style ribs but only one of the cooks was good, and two chickens with the same 50% result. I still have a lot to learn and thanks to this site I can learn it all! :)
    Anchorage, AK
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    Amazing!  That 3rd pic is a magazine cover.  What did you use to fancy up the photo? 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • My local butcher, who I really like, will only do prime or Wagyu on special order with a rather hefty minimum purchase. Right now I'll just live vicariously through your pictures.
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
  • Amazing!  That 3rd pic is a magazine cover.  What did you use to fancy up the photo? 
    Thanks! I use Camera+ for iOS devices. I really like the ease of post processing the photos.
    Anchorage, AK
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