Denver Steaks are a bit if a secret cut, traditionally one the butcher would have sneaked out to take home!
Nestled in the should amongst lots of slow cooking cuts it would be easy to miss them, but with a skilled hand the muscle can be delicately removed using a specialist type of butchery called seam cutting.
They're not the biggest steaks in the world weighting in at 110gm each but what the lack in size is made up for in flavour. Generally they're very well marbled and have a very similar flavour to a ribeye steak.
They're are one of those cuts though that must be served pink, so don't be tempted to cook them any further than medium. Cook them quickly in a good hot pan or on the barbecue allow them 5 minutes resting on a warm plate before serving with a few chips and a sauce....pepper maybe, or one of our flavoured Abernethy Butters, alternatively slice into strips and pop in a steak sandwich.
We dry age all our beef in our state of the art cold store. Dry aging allows the meat to relax, the natural enzymes to break down the meat fibers making it tender and because it reduces in moisture loosing, roughly 15% of it's original weight, the flavour intensifies. We aged different parts of the carcass for different times and the shoulder, where the Denver Steak is cut from has a minimum of 36 days.
Proper dry aging is a specialist skill and requires a good eye to judge timings as no two carcass are the same, despite lots of mass production and supermarkets claiming that they 'dry age' or 'mature' they beef this is not the case. Like most things that are worth doing right, it costs extra money and time, two things they are not prepared to compromise on, so beware the fake dry aged meat out there.
Vacuum packed minimum net weight 110gm.
ORIGIN: British 🇬🇧
Store in the fridge 2-5c
Suitable for home freezing on day of delivery ❄️
Jim & Odile Sutcliffe
We're an award winning online only farm shop and deli. Based in the heart of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, we specialise in meat from our own and nearby farms as well as a large selection of deli items. We deliver nationwide via DPD and have a local delivery service that we operate ourselves.
Being family run small business means that we put our heart and soul into ensuring that your receive the best quality and service.
Because it's just the two of us you can always be ensured of a personal service, we undertake every activity in the business ourselves whether that's responding to emails, making sausages or packing orders as well as everything else in between.
Our passion in life is food and our world revolves around it, so much so we were once described as the "fairy god parents of food". We appreciate every single order and prepare and pack it with love and look forward to being of service to you.
"The steaks were absolutely delicious...We’d all gone off steak really (take or leave it) but since you’ve been delivering them to us my husband said he hasn’t tasted steak like it for a long time!! So tasty and melts in your mouth...absolutely delicious!!!"