Tuesday, May 09, 2006

X-BEAR'S MEAT TIPS

X-BEAR'S MEAT TIPS

I personally can find sympathy with your desire to find bone-in meat. I usually buy bagged New York shell from a wholesaler, as I can get it with only a short time in the bag, and the cost is say, $4/lb for the exact same meat Marin Joe's serves, and which would cost $15/lb in the market. I don't know the exact cost now, it varies from day to day. But it is a real bargain.

You have to buy a full piece, which runs from 12 to16 or more pounds, You can specify a small one. Ask for a 'fresh one" which has not been in the bag long (many buyers want bag age). There are several grades available and there is a fair "cover" of fat you will have to trim off. You can ask for "light cover". Take it out of the bag first thing, or you can ask Michael to debag it, if
he has the time he will do that. Wipe it well and wrap it loosely with "freezer paper". The bag taste will dissipate in a few hours. Cut from it as you eat it, and it will last well for over a week. Don't share the fridge with fish or chicken during the time the meat is in it.