If you are in the market for high quality gourmet steaks, shopping in your local grocery store is no longer your only option. The Internet has become a new avenue for shopping for all cuts of steaks, and
My Colorado Prime Steaks Chef Reviews. Below you will see some of the products I have tried from this supplier. My review scoring is simple: I give each meal a thumbs up or a thumbs down based on the quality of the meal at the price I paid for it. A thumbs up means I would buy it again at the posted price.
I also take into consideration everything I think would be important to a consumer, including the shipping process, the condition of the goods received, the packaging, and the ease and quality of the reheating process. Below is my Colorado Prime Foods review based on the prepared meals I have tried.
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All-Natural Beef, delicious and a great value
Filet Mignon from the Angus Steak Gift Box
NY Strip Steaks from the Angus Steak Gift Box
Kansas City Delmonico Angus Ribeyes from the Steak Gift Box
All-Natural Thick Cut Filet Migon, Hand Trimmed
All-Natural Thick Cut Filet Migon, Grilled to Perfection
Although all of their steaks are above average, in my opinion, Colorado Prime is my favorite store for filet mignon. I only buy the thick cuts, but they have smaller cuts too. All of their beef us USDA certified as All-Natural Angus that is minimally processes and without preservatives. They are more than just a steak company. They also sell other unprepared proteins such as pork, poultry, and lamb. They have a great selection of steak gift boxes too, and I was only too happy to pick up for myself at 30% off from one of their email special offers.
Colorado Prime Foods Review by Chef Piquanti
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The Filet Mignon was excellent, as it always is. I hope you notice the value of having your steaks hand-trimmed.
When you buy like this, you will never pay a high price for extra fat. To me, that means value, but it also means a superior steak experience.
I had these grilled with nothing more than a little steak seasoning. They came out perfect, cooked to medium, and were enjoyed tremendously by my guests.
I found them to be a good value at $15 each.
Also grilled on that fine day were the NY Strip Steaks. What I loved most about them is that they were thick, which makes for great grilling. All NY Strip Steaks are gourmet trimmed with a 1/4 inch of fat for flavor, and these had plenty of that. They too, came out perfect, and was a great value at $15 each.
The last part of my gift box was the Kansas City Delmonico Ribeyes. Unlike most ribeyes, this cut comes from the larger end of the short loin. It is named after the NY steakhouse Delmonico's for how it was prepared, and adding "Kansas City" to the name of a steak usually means the most tender cut, which I certainly found to be true. I would have preferred them a little thicker, because they cook very quickly, but they were excellent and still a good value at $15 each. I highly recommend the Colorado Prime Gift boxes for value and quality!
Colorado Prime Foods is a website that allows customers the ability to order not only traditional cuts, but also steak packages, gift baskets, and gift certificates with the opportunity for great deals as well.
There are many premium steak companies that offer you the opportunity to buy steak online, and Colorado Prime Foods might be one of the hidden gems of this niche.
They are part of DineWise and Home Bistro, who may have the best prepared meals available for national delivery.
I subscribe to their weekly emails, and I recommend you do the same, because they can make some amazing offers, especially around the holidays. You can use this link to sign up for yourself and give them a try.
There are some great deals to be had by joining the Colorado Prime Newsletter. Most of my order was on sale.
Click on each picture to see a close up of the meal.
I didn't feel like I had enough beef, so I went back and picked up some thick-cut Top Sirloin Filets on sale for $8.40 each, some of my favorite thick-cut Filet Mignons on sale for for $16.80 each, and a Teres Major steak that came pre-marinated in a Teriyaki marinade. These were $9.12 and were not sale. My order also qualified for free shipping.
Let's start with my Angus Gift Box, which included two Filet Mignon, two NY Strip Steaks, and two Kansas City Delmonico Ribeye Steaks. I took them out of the freezer and put the steaks in a large bowl of cold water to quickly defrost them. Most companies recommend you let them defrost for a few days in your refrigerator, but I prefer this quicker method. If the companies uses high-quality packaging, the packages won't leak. I have found the better companies use thicker film to seal their steaks, and I have never had a problem with Colorado Prime products.
I purchased an Angus Steak Gift Box, for $129, which included 2 Filet Mignon, 2 NY Strip Steaks, and 2 Kansas City Delmonico Ribeye Steaks. With my special offer, I paid $90.30, which works out to be just $15 a steak.
I also purchased some Jumbo Chicken Cutlets, which were not on sale, and paid $4.43 each for them. Unlike chicken cutlets you would by a supermarket, these are individually hand trimmed and frozen, making them a little more money, but well worth it in my book. I did get some farm-raised Salmon Fillets on sale, too. They turned out to be $6.61 each, which I thought was a good value.
As I said earlier, Colorado Prime is my favorite source for Filet Mignon, and I hope you can see why. They certainly taste as good as they look. I pan-seared these for a quick dinner one week night. They are just amazing as to how tender and juicy they are. They are certainly a treasure and a great value at $16.80 each. Again, smaller cuts are available, but for a few dollars I like to go large.
The Top Sirloin Steaks I had were also very, but a little on the thin side. These steaks can come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, so don't be surprised if yours look different. They have what the industry refers to as a good "cowboy flavor," meaning a robust beefy taste and texture. At $8.40 I might be inclined to go the extra dollar for the Teriyaki Marinated Teres Major, but they were still a good value at $8.40 each.
Lastly, see the shot above of my Jumbo Chicken Cutlets, seasoned and grilled on the BBQ. It seems my wife and daughters can sometime have an issue with eating gourmet steak every night, so we go light with poultry and seafood on occasion. What I love most about these cutlets is that they are thick and meaty, but perfectly trimmed of any excess fat. It saves me a step when I'm cooking dinner. I love them and think they are a good buy at $4.43 each.
Frozen Salmon Fillets, that individually packaged, are easier to get these days than they used to be, however, I have found the cuts to be on the smaller side. For me, it means having two fillets instead of one to make a respectable-sized meal. I have found the Salmon Fillets to be a good value at $6.61 each, and I am happier with their size.
Overall, I tend to use Colorado Prime for my larger orders, especially when I re-stocking my freezer in the spring, for the summer, and in the fall, for the winter. I do buy their Filet Mignon in large quantities, more so in the summer, than the winter. They have above-average packaging I really appreciate, because I never lose products due to leaking or spoiling. I would recommend this gourmet food service to anyone.
As for the rest of my order, I'll start with the Teriyaki Marinated Teres Major Steak. I am not one to usually buy my steak pre-marinaded, because I don't do it that much, and if I do, I make my own, but this one went far beyond my expectations! The marinade is vacuumed into the steak, which makes it get into the fibers of the meat. In fact, the process is so powerful that the steak itself was tender beyond anything I ever experienced. Not only was it a hit with me, it was the favorite steak of my guests, beating out my thick-cut Filet Mignon and my Top Sirloins. There is no doubt I'm going back for more at $9.12 each.