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Strip Steak

Information for Strip Steak

Cut Ratings

Flavor 4 star rating
Tenderness 4 star rating
Value 4 star rating
Leanness 2 star rating

Typical Cooking Methods

BBQ, Grill, Roast, Smoke

Other Names for Strip Steak

New York Strip, Strip Loin

Good Substitutes for Strip Steak

Sirloin steak, club steak, T-bone steak, Porterhouse steak

Traditional Dishes for Strip Steak

Kansas Strip Steak, New York Strip Steak

Sous Vide Strip Steak Recipes

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Description of Strip Steak

The strip steak is obtained from the short loin primal cut. The short loin is in the middle area of the cow's back. It is in front of sirloin and above the flank. This is an expensive cut of meat because it is of very high quality. This cut is particularly tender because the muscles located in the short loin are not used very often. However it is not as buttery as the tenderloin or the rib eye.

The strip steak is found between the sirloin and the ribs. It is a long muscle situated in the rear that is found on top of the cow's ribs. The most tender strip steak is located in the front of the rib. It is round in shape and is well-marbled indicating its high quality. Steaks obtained from the back of the loin are of lesser quality because they can contain connective tissues.

When buying the strip steak, select the one that shows the most marbling and is about one inch thick. You can use dry-heat cooking methods to cook it to perfection.

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