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  • FishTalesNC
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    • Dec 2017
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    Rib Eye Caps

    Found one lonely pack of USDA Prime rib eye caps the other day at Costco. Hadn’t had that before, so I couldn’t just leave them there. Our kiddo was at a birthday party, so two steaks got kosher salt and freshly ground pepper tonight, froze the other 2 for later this month. Fired up 15 briquettes for the 26” with SNS, it was a windy day and temps settled around 240F while I brought the steaks up to temp. Also got another half chimney ready during this time. When mine hit 127F and her’s hit 115F IT I removed the lid, pulled the probes, moved the steaks to the back and put the white hot 1/2 chimney on top of what was already in the SNS. Finally, I put the grill grates upside down over that and let it breathe for 5 min and get piping hot. Then I seared each side around 3.5 - 4 min. Really really good.
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  • EdF
    EdF
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    #2
    Can't argue with that!

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    • Steve B
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      • Jun 2016
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      • Rockland county New York
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      #3
      Beautiful. I was hungry before. Now I’m starving.
      Love the steak knife too.

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      • Thom Emery
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        • Sep 2014
        • 447
        • Indio Ca

        #4
        love em

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        • FireMan
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          • Jul 2015
          • 7834
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #5
          Looked like good sizes of meat til ya put them on that big honkin grill. Sure came out lookin good!

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          • FishTalesNC
            FishTalesNC commented
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            Looks like I was making sliders! Each one was ~3/4lb.
        • Spinaker
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          • Nov 2014
          • 10756
          • Land of Tonka
          • John "J R"
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          #6
          My favorite steak right now.

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          • abandonedbrain
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            • Jul 2016
            • 122
            • Lower Peninsula, MI

            #7
            So just what is a rib cap? I've seen them infrequently in Costco or Meijer, but I end up reaching for full rib eyes or rib eye roast if I'm gonna go low and slow... These look like they'd finish fairly quickly. Color me curious! Flavorwise, did it have as much as a good rib eye steak? More or less fat?

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            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              If you look at a prime rib cut cross-wise, you'll see a strip of meat on the opposite side of the rib-bone, in the shape of a crescent. That's the spinalis, and it is very good!

            • abandonedbrain
              abandonedbrain commented
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              Excellent info, thanks, friends!

            • TripleB
              TripleB commented
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              The restaurant I bartend at has Ribeye Cap Steak on the summer chops menu. I've taken a couple home to grill. Delicious.
          • Frozen Smoke
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            • Nov 2017
            • 1528
            • Northern Mn

            #8
            Looks absolutely perfect! Had my first cap of rib eye on Sunday they are amazing!

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            • Troutman
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              • Aug 2017
              • 7462
              • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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              I love Spinalis Dorsi

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              • cgrover60
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                • Mar 2016
                • 401
                • Albuquerque NM

                #10
                Man I need to pay more attention when at Costco!

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                • Rod
                  Rod
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                  • Dec 2015
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                  #11
                  That's funny. I just did 2 of the same ones from Costco last Sunday for the first time as well. They are now my absolute favorite.

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                  • jgreen
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                    • Oct 2014
                    • 2722
                    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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                    #12
                    Love that steak but never see it in Canada. I have bought and cooked it in the US and it is great

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