This month’s meat CSA delivery included a couple of T-bone steaks. As I pulled one out of the freezer recently, I realized I’d never grilled a T-bone for myself before. Certainly, I’d eaten T-bone steaks, I’d just never bought one at the store. Why not?
I know the reason why. I have a little cheap streak that occasionally rears its head. For example, when I was working construction as a kid I would buy warm 2 liter bottles of soda for $0.99 instead of a 32 oz fountain drink for $0.89. I rode the bus long before I lived in a city where it was “cool” and practical. I sometimes pull the stems off bell peppers in the grocery store so I don’t have to pay for them. Mrs. Esquire is the same way. When we traveled to China I couldn’t get her to stop bargaining over a $0.50 price difference so we could just get on with our day. I guess we’re good for each other that way.
What does this have to do with the T-bone? I think I’ve avoided T-bones because I couldn’t bring myself to pay good money for the bone. Why pay for a steak with a bone in it when you can buy a rib eye or a New York strip? But once again, that’s the great thing about a CSA. It forces you to try different things.
And am I ever glad I grilled this T-bone.
This steak was great overall, but I’d forgotten how delicious the tenderloin section of the T-bone can be. Just melt-in-your-mouth-delicious! The best part? I still have one more in the freezer!
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