Live Action Quick Tips
Did you know….
While the beef cow is still alive, different parts of its body perform more work or bear more weight than other parts. All of this strain and exercise can make those areas more lean and tough. The more tender cuts of meat are located in sections of the cow that didn’t perform as much work or bear as much weight, such as the upper rib cage. This is the section of beef rib which provides such popular cuts as prime rib, standing rib roast, bone-in rib steaks and the boneless rib eye steak. When the rib section is trimmed but not separated, it is sold as a standing rib roast. If the rib section is separated into individual ribs but not deboned, it is sold as rib steak. Only when the rib bone is removed and other undesirable tail pieces are trimmed away can it be sold as a rib eye.
Because a ribeye steak contains significant ribbons of saturated fat or marbling, it become especially tender during the cooking process. The fat between the muscle tissue slowly melts into the meat, creating a very smooth and satisfying texture. This is why rib eye steaks are ideal for direct heat cooking methods such as grilling, broiling or pan frying. Slow roasting a rib eye steak would only cause the fat to render out of the meat, leaving a very tough and dry piece of beef in its wake. Most ribeye steak recipes call for at least a two step cooking process; a quick hot sear, followed by a slower direct heating method. Steakhouse cooks typically grill ribeyes on a grate over hot coals or gas burners.(wisegeek.com)
Above $61 for full dinner menu unless you can get there for Happy Hour at bites start at $7
Ribeye, Crabcakes- ask for extra mayo
So it’s Happy Hour time and I am in the mood for something elegant in flavor today and delicate to the bite.
What better place to have a couple of drinks in a ritzy setting than Morton’s Steakhouse in Downtown San Jose.
Time for some live action eating! Let’s talk about it..
Great location and a great selection of food for whether you want reasonable Happy Hour priced dining or even gourmet romantic type dining.
I have steak on my mind and some kind of finger food to fulfill my palates ravaging hunger.
The first delectable treat I went with was the Miniature Crab Cakes served with mustard mayonnaise sauce. The presentation in itself is stunning. These crab cakes stand there with there chest out like Superman on a rooftop.
Upon my first bite, I get a crunch from the bread and the crisp lettuce into a soft, tender cake of crabby love. Crab was juicy and flavorful and at a perfect crispness. There also is a tang from the mustard mayonnaise sauce which enhances the crab flavor in your mouth as you chew. These little guys have punch!
Now that I have taken a ride on that flavor train, it is time to go on a Safari run to dig into some RibeEye steak. Yum!
I’ve had other types of steak but RibEye steak is my favorite. It just melts in your mouth and is packed with flavor.
Morton’s does a great job with selection of their RibEye steaks as they claim on their website, “Our Prime Beef at Morton’s is aged for 23-28 days and is custom-cut per Morton’s specification, by network of experienced meat cutters, which assures the highest quality. Our meat arrives fresh to our locations ready to partake in the ultimate dining experience!”
I truly believe their statement being an eye witness taster to this. Just looking at the RibEye in front of me as the waiter brought it to me showed a shimmering glare of sparkle from its tempting oils and magnificence.
I sink my fangs into it and the flavor bursts into my mouth like a fire hose. Kablooom!
Bite after bite..Chew after chew..
Boooom! Poooow! Yummy Yum in my Tummy Tum Tum!
True live action eating!!
If you have never been to Morton’s then I suggest you try it out. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
wisegeek.com (2015) What is a Rib Eye Steak? Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-rib-eye-steak.htm