So if you know me then you more than likely know that I love to cook. My absolute favorite thing to cook is steak as I believe that there is simply no better meal than a perfectly aged piece of prime meat! Imagine my delight when I discovered that a new butcher had opened up close to me in the Cave Creek/Carefree area. The Meat Market, www.themeatmarketcc.com , is a wonderful new source for all of your grass fed, naturally raised beef. They are a “whole animal” butcher shop which means they purchase one animal and do not purchase another until nearly all of that one is used up.
I decided to take a visit to The Meat Market this past Saturday where I decided to splurge and bought one of my favorite cuts, The Tomahawk Chop! I was not disappointed! I watched as the skilled butcher removed the side of beef from the walk-in and marveled at the beautiful evidence of a perfect age on the beef. It took about 10 minutes for him to remove my chosen cut and the result was a beautiful Tomahawk Chop.
I grilled this awesome cut of meat and started it with the rib bone wrapped in tinfoil so that the delicate meat on the bone would not dry out and cook too fast. I put it on my Traegar smoker for the first hour on a low smoke setting to add some additional flavoring and then put it on my ripping hot gas grill to put a nice sear on the steak! The result? One of the absolute best steaks I have ever had the pleasure of cooking! A big thank you goes out to The Meat Market, I cannot wait for the next round!
For more information on The Meat Market in Cave Creek click on the link below!