Kansas City Strip Steak
What's the difference between Kansas City Strip and New York Strip? We're going to fill you in on a little secret: almost nothing. It’s the bone-in version of a New York Strip. Apparently in the 1930's, restaurants in New York City decided that selling a steak named after Kansas City (where the stockyards and slaughterhouses were located) wasn't fancy enough, so they renamed it. Like all our beef, our strips are dry aged, creating an incredibly flavorful cut.
The Strip comes from the back of the beef where the muscles don’t get much of a workout, which makes for a tender piece of meat. Our butcher's leave the fat cap on to help you create a final product that is juicy without excess fat.
High and fast is the name of the game here, so take the time to preheat your grill or cast iron pan. You want to get a quick sear on the outside of the steak and heat the internal temperature to 130°F (medium rare). We suggest starting with the fat cap, and using the rendered fat to naturally baste the steak as it cooks. Don’t worry about adding too many spices to this cut. The wonderful marbling will provide more than enough flavor, and spices tend to burn when cooking on high heat. Finally, don’t forget to let your meat rest before cutting into it! It helps the juices redistribute back into the meat. If you cut into your steak too quickly all the juices will end up on your plate and not in your belly… which would be a shame.
Not just a piece of meat
Great flavor starts in the field. At Porter Road, we partner with farmers who raise their animals on pasture, for a difference you can taste.Learn more about our process