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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Buffalo Smolder

Buffalo NY Strip Steak
Originally uploaded by Kanishka.
In your semi-regular "what did Kanishka cook" photo update, I present you Buffalo NY Strip Steak, medium rare, with a mesclun salad. Every Saturday, Cibola Farms come to Eastern Market to sell their outstanding free range meats and eggs. I had their version of a Slim Jim, a Buffalo Trail Stick, last weekend and gotta say even that was good. Their eggs are truly outstanding, if a little unpredictable. The ground free range pork and ground buffalo make some good burgers.

But the highlight is the buffalo steak. This was marinaded simply in chili flakes, salt, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil overnight. Tonight, it was grilled for about five minutes over hot hot flames -- witness those great grill marks. It was delicious. One of measures I have for a good steak is that you shouldn't need more than a butter knife to slice it, and that was certainly the case here. Helps that buffalo are totally lazy animals.