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Marbled, Aged & Tender

BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
edited 2:03PM in EggHead Forum
Started off with a 15 pounder Top Sirloin
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Seared it and then added mustard, thyme, oregano, rosemary, EVOL, S & P, butter, garlic and Rioja red wine
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The thunder storm was awesome....rained cats & dogs all afternoon.....fired the egg & put it up to 350 dome, added mezquite wood chips, kept basting the meat & pulled at 130 internal not much chance to take more photos :side:
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15 min. rest
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True to its label...Marbled, Aged & Tender
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Chocolate & cream cake for dessert
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It went fast :)
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ENJOY!!!
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  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    I've been setting the alarm 30 min. later the last few days just to get alittle more sleep but had to reply o this post I saw up top this morning. OUTSTANDING!!!! The best food pics I have ever seen you post! That last shot is clasic. I just changed our vacation route. We'r heading to Utah via Old Mexico!! ;) :laugh:
  • CrashCrash Posts: 32
    Good looking food and good looking garden. My egg is jealous. :whistle:
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    absolutley beautiful. i hope you had guests and it was not just your family that devoured that much meat. ;)
  • OledogOledog Posts: 118
    Beli;
    Absolutely outstanding looking meal! I need to try one of these soon. Would you do anything different?? How long did it take at 350F. Was it direct or indirect?

    Oledog
  • AngieAngie Posts: 25
    I also would like to know more details about how you cooked this. How long ? Indirect or direct? What type of thermometer to you use?

    Plants are beautiful. What part of the country is this?
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Beli,
    Fantastic looking meal! That beef is cooked to perfection, the cream cake looks like it would just melt in your mouth. Was that a lemon on your tree? How cool!
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,708
    Beli, looks like that hunk o' cow turned out beautifully. How long did it take to get to 130 internal?

    Great pics - we could use some of that rain over here!

    Cheers,

    jason
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Thank you JL, the meat was very tender, juicy and the beefiest?? :) I've ever had. I'm afraid the last pic was taken after the cognac.....but managed to get the cigar before smoking it. All the best!! By the way, most welcome anytime!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Mine is very wet....it's been raining on & off for two days now, a real marvel this eggs if you consider how they take the rain....had to put the umbrella but mostly for the digital temp device. TKS
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hi bill, Yes we had 3 more couples and they took whatever little meat was left since we are leaving for Puerto Vallarta tomorrow for a two - week vacation. You know how in a group of friends there is usually one that is or pretends to be a gourmet...well he ate most of it, they set a home record of 3 full Servings each :laugh:
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Beli,

    Excellent meal preparation! I smiled when I saw the umbrella keeping things going.

    Thanks!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I did not use the plate setter, only the earthware pot on top of the grate, with the wine & stuff in order to keep basting it, so in a way it was indirect, I took some pics inside but came out blurred, the rain was tremendous then. It took about 2 1/2 hrs to be ready. I'll tell you what I would do different: As I said the rain was really on the way...so didn't realize i pushed the temp probe really down so the readings were much higher than they should be, and the alarm went off after an hour or so.....I noticed it & corrected immediately setting the probe in the middle. :whistle: I seared it on an big aluminum turkey pan and that was key to keeping the juices inside. Another thing I wanted to do & couldn't was foil it at the end.....but I'm afraid we did'n notice that had ran out of foil :evil: , still managed to let it rest for 15 min. under the stares of our guests who were very impatient to "devour"it. :)
  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Beli,

    That is beautiful.

    Greg
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    good stuff, beli. great pics, nice big production. moo-ey impresseevo, as they say in france.
    FWIW, all beef could be properly referred to as "aged", believe it or not.

    even the cheap stuff is hung for a few days to as much as a week. but that doesn't look like cheap stuff!

    nice spread, by the way. that last pic is a keeper
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hi Angie,
    Wrote most of it on the previous post to Oledog. My thermometer is a simple one , the make is "True Temp"& got it at Target. Here is a pic.
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    Please let me know if you need any more information. All the best!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Good morning Big'un. TKS. That is actually a minature tangerine, let me see if I can show you more detail of the trees.....here you are
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    My wife cooks that delicious Chocolate Cream Cake my favorite....the recipe comes from my sister in law.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey TRex thanks for your suggestions, it came out beautiful. It took about 2 1/2 hrs. although really didn't measure the exact time. Still raining & raining .....thank God we are leaving out tomorrow :cheer:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Mike, you know, someone posted a while ago a simple aluminum foil wraped around the cap handle on top (setting the handle vertical & the foil horizontal), but the wind was tremendous, so i couldn't do it that way, even the umbrella had to be more or less attached to the egg.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Greg,
    Always liked your avatar :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hi Stike..."long time no see" :) ...Yes I suppose so, was surprised though they referred to it on the label, will cook it again any time....yes liked that last pic I should have shown the cognac glass full though :whistle:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    the organic and artisanal (sp?) movements have brought a bunch of foody-sounding words to the party in advertising.

    'natural' is my favorite. shows up everywhere.

    i like the "hand cut steaks" thing you see everywhere, especially Omaha steaks. thank god for the hand-cut steaks. i hate them damn robot-cut steaks. damn robots are taking over!

    as for "long time no see", i frankly post too much here!

    that beef was cooked perfectly. did you have any party poopers asking you to cook theirs a bit more? :(
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    That looks great Beli. What was total cook time? It is officially on my to do list now.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Thanks Pat, around 2 1/2 hrs....really worth waiting :)
  • AngieAngie Posts: 25
    Thanks so much. I am new at this. I have not cooked large pieces of meat yet. Did you use wood chips? Some folks have reccommended a thermapen( very expensive ) so we are just not sure what type of thermometer we need.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    What a beautiful patio garden! I'm guessing that quite a bit of good ole relaxation takes place out there. Definately a great place to enjoy a cigar and some vino. Is your wife going to cook that choc. cream cake for us at Octoberfest this year?
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    Beli,

    Have fun at the beach!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I used some mezquite wood chips...sorry didn't mention it before.....I put them in a haste since it was raining so much. I don't have a thermapen just the normal inexpensive digital thermometer from Target
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Sure!!!! she would love to do that...we wanted to go ahead with reservations & everything...but there is not very much information yet??
    Yes is a good place to relax.....Cognac & cigars are usually under the Palapa (thatched circular roof) just below the egg.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Noticed one of the wives sort of looking around at first :laugh: but the good comments from most of the friends were overwhelming so she went ahead and noticed she had a second helping....
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS Stanley...see you in two weeks time. All the best!!
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