Food - Drink
What Exactly Is A Club Steak?
By EMILY BOYETTE
Steaks are a more expensive, indulgent cut of meat than chicken and pork, and even within the world of steak, cuts like ribeye and filet mignon are valued above many others. However, if you haven't heard of a club steak, add it to your shopping list if you want a juicy cut of beef that has similar qualities to very high-class cuts.
Club steak is essentially a bone-in strip steak, and tastes similar to a ribeye, from flavor to juiciness to their red-and-white marbled flesh, but ribeyes can be bought boneless, whereas a bone will always accompany a club steak. The bone gives the meat a more intense beefy flavor, and its ample fat elevates it even further.
Club steak also comes from the same area of the cow as a porterhouse steak, but porterhouse steak is much larger and includes the tenderloin, a lean section, whereas club steak is smaller with more fat. The "club" part of the name comes from the fact that it's served in fine-dining restaurants and exclusive country clubs.
Grilling club steak is the best way to treat it, and you start by bringing the meat to room temperature, then putting it on the grill. If you don't have a grill, a cast iron pan also offers great results; season the steak, preheat your oven to 250 F, heat the pan over medium heat, and then sear your steak before moving it to the oven.