Monday, September 21, 2009

Littlefield Ranch Premium Texas Steaks

Those who have been somewhat following this blog over the last three years would know that I tend to veer towards a more carnivorous appetite. Steaks, good quality steaks have a always a special place in my heart and I was recommended the Littlefield Ranch from a friend of mine. Apparently, they provide premium Texas steaks shipped across the USA. Being quite an avid online shopper myself, I thought, "Why not? Let's try some online steaks". The package arrived within the delivery date and was packed quiet nicely.

Within the first outer box was a smaller one packed within styrofoam walls and dry ice.

Despite having arrived on an afternoon on a rather warm day (after a 2 day transit mind you), the steaks and dry ice were all still very nicely frozen. So far, everything was pretty good, they even provided me with a little stick which measured the doneness of the steak, however, that was broken on arrival but no biggie for me really.

The packaging was good but I'm no sucker for pretty packaging. The proof of their product lies simply in only one thing; their steak. After thawing one of the fillet mignons for 24hours in the fridge and letting it rest out for a bit more to obtain room temperature, I rubbed on a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and sealed off the edges in high heat on a cast iron skillet. I then threw the rest of it into my oven to roast on high (450degF). Took it out once it was medium rare, and let it sit for about a minute before putting my blade to it.

Ooh, this was so tender that my steak knife pretty much just glided through it. Normally I'm not a fan of fillet mignon but this was the cut my friend recommended and it was indeed very good. Succulent and juicy despite being frozen; this tasted extremely fresh. This was good online steak, now I'm keen on trying the other cuts; especially the ribeye which looked pretty nicely marbled on their website.



Anonymous said...

Look bloody good! C

Jihaad Lady said...

Have have used a butter knife instead. And by the way Happy Children's Day !!

J said...

Looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

Looking awesome mate!!!

You'll need to get these for me when I visit!!!!

Lord DBol

ice said...

Hey d, happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

well, its the thought that counts, I guess.... Several years ago i was the recipient of a bunch of " omaha steaks". they arivved nicley shiped in dry ice. Four "tenderloins' ,some "petite sirlions" and a bunch of preformed hamburgers I later fed to the dogs. all it was fit for. Despite these facts, I ordered and sent some to my friends and sister.It took my brother in law to bring me to my senses. well, hell, tom, he said, if you gonna send frozen shrimp or steak, could get it alot cheaper down here. not to single you out, but what...? thats like ribs from qvc. or baked ham... a 6.75 to 8 lb ( can you guess which size they are gonna go - i can; hey butcher give me 12 to 18oz of that ribeye, or 3-5 oz of that smoked salmon, and 3-4 oz of beluga caviar. and I'll have 33 -50 grams of ttuffeles, an while your at it give me 14-22 cigaretts. plus i need a dozen eggs, so 8-12 will be alright, or you are pumping gas, hey! its volitle... we cant gauruntee, might be a gallon, or a little less) . I think not. for 48 bucks, plus 9.95 shiping? hell,I can eat oats. with a little butter or grease, and some.... but i have had enouhg with onlinefood, be it steaks, lobster, ham, or chesse cake. I understand this is your blog,sir, and i have no right to condmen and I have enjoyed reading it, but these are the facts. ( well, roasting some chickens, with regular old pf farms stuffing) and really dont care if they were happy or fulfilled on they way to the market) and some canned jellied oc cranberry. and.... and then after clean up... go to a movie... bear in mind kids and adutlt. ps we use plastic plates an forks... hey... where are the big olives... get your coat on.... we are gonna go see a movie... jezze not that one... why cant we go see... ok... hey, the little ones have never seen this before. whats your choice? humm... whats yout choice.. mine is lion king or 101 dalmastions... any thing with out jimm carrey mugging... jeszze alreddy had to put up with him as the grinch.....

Anonymous said...

How much?

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