DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

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DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by bbqmad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:29 pm

Anybody else tried this 'select range' from Coles, if so what's your opinion! i bought just one pack of two P'houses to try.

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With all the hype packaging & $30 kg price i was hoping for the Holy Grail, Me - Charcoal nut - Mrs - loves her steak on the Genesis so i didn't even argue just went right ahead and Gassed em - (besides it does do a good job......for a gasser :) )

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Never mind the mess on my plate.....that juice was just too good for the dog :mrgreen:

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My opinion nice, tender.......but it's missing that real beef taste not the worst steak i've had but not sure it worth $30kg :shock: Might give it one more shot over Charcoal and see if that's any better.

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Post by titch » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:56 pm

Looks a bit lean a cut to me, maybe some more marbling would be nice.
Do you have a Costco near you?
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Post by bbqmad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:39 pm

titch wrote:Looks a bit lean a cut to me, maybe some more marbling would be nice. Yes Titch i was also thinking the same, but with the super duper hype on packet thought "give em a try"

Do you have a Costco near you?
No things happen a bit slower here :lol:
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Post by titch » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:47 pm

bbqmad wrote:
titch wrote:Looks a bit lean a cut to me, maybe some more marbling would be nice. Yes Titch i was also thinking the same, but with the super duper hype on packet thought "give em a try"

Do you have a Costco near you?
No things happen a bit slower here :lol:

probably too wet to build one , lol.
The Costco meat is pretty good
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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by donburke » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:05 pm

price isn't always related to quality, most of the time yes, but not always

by comparison, meat emporium have angus porterhouse whole for 9.99/kg, I thought there was something suss, so I bought one piece (2kg) went home and cut it up into steaks, cooked and ate them, went back the next morning and bought another 8kg :D

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Post by overspiceddave » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:35 pm

donburke wrote:price isn't always related to quality, most of the time yes, but not always

by comparison, meat emporium have angus porterhouse whole for 9.99/kg, I thought there was something suss, so I bought one piece (2kg) went home and cut it up into steaks, cooked and ate them, went back the next morning and bought another 8kg :D
I've taken to getting the $10.99/kg whole rump from Meat Emporium, great piece of meat. They're about 6kg and last me a far while.

No offence BBQMad but the $30kg porterhouse doesnt look 3 times as good to me.

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Post by beermee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Glen

It would be interesting to compare these steaks to some super butcher steaks. For $30kg we are in wagyu / diamond rib fillet territory at SB!

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by PaPaGeorGeo » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:02 pm

For any steak lovers id recommend finding a good butcher who has both grass and grain fed beef, cook some side by side and see which one you like.

Grass fed beef wont have the marbling of grain fed beef in most cases, so judging by marbling isn't the best indicator.
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Post by LA1 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:26 pm

PaPaGeorGeo wrote:For any steak lovers id recommend finding a good butcher who has both grass and grain fed beef, cook some side by side and see which one you like.

Grass fed beef wont have the marbling of grain fed beef in most cases, so judging by marbling is the best indicator.
Totally agree re the good butcher. Disagree re marbling being the best indicator all the time. Some well marbled Beef can be very tender and have no flavour. Some grass fed Beef can have no marbling, be tender and have heaps of flavour. Of course, grain fed beef can also have good marbling, tender and good flavour.

Aside from knowing a good butcher, branded Beef is a great thing as it is sold on the attributes of the Beef ie grass or grain fed, how long on grain, how old at slaughter etc.

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by PaPaGeorGeo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:21 am

Agreed sorry a minor typo there I agree marbling isn't the best indicator.

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:35 am

yeh last time at Meat Emporium we snagged a 150 day Grain Fed Angus whole Rump reduced to $10 kg bloody great meat nicely marbled and full of flavour and the best part is you get to cut to suit, cheers
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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by LA1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:10 pm

PaPaGeorGeo wrote:Agreed sorry a minor typo there I agree marbling isn't the best indicator.
All good. it does often translate to a tender cut, so if you dont know the provenance, it can be a good indicator

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by Bentley » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:20 pm

I know there is some difference in nomenclature with cuts here and in the States. This almost looks like what I would call a Rib-Eye, but I think you all call that a Scotch Filet?

Does your Porterhouse come from the Rib section or another part?

Steak looks great and I like a Man that knows how to use Butter on a Baked potato!

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by urbangriller » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:21 pm

Hi Bentley,

For us I think T-Bone is what you call Porterhouse (with the bone in). Porterhouse for us is the large side of the T-bone cut from the bone, you call it New York Strip.

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Re: DROVERS PRIDE PORTERHOUSE

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:49 pm

nice diagram Chris I can show that one to the Finance Minister to explain what we buy 8)


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