Beef tomahawk ribeye steak (Image: Prairie Street Prime)

On April 15, Jews the world over will celebrate Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. During the holiday, observers are instructed to abstain from consuming leavened grain products such as bread, beer, and spirits.

This is not to say you can’t eat well within the strictures of the eight-day holiday. This year, consider serving your family kosher prime beef. And if you opt to go that route, we recommend ordering from Prairie Street Prime, a source of premium Star-K certified meat that delivers nationwide. Shipping is free anywhere in the U.S., and your order arrives at your door ready to cook or freeze.

We decided to put Prime Street to the test by ordering and cooking a 1.5-pound cowboy ribeye steak, a two-inch-thick veal tomahawk chop, and a quartet of lamb single cut rib chops.

The meat, which was Cryovaced, arrived thoroughly chilled, as advertised. We permitted it to come to room temperature, which is essential when aiming for the desired degree of doneness, and liberally seasoned each of the cuts with salt and pepper. We seared the well-marbled steak over medium high heat for four minutes per side before placing it in a 375-degree oven until it registered an internal temperature of 130 degrees on a meat thermometer. We treated the veal chop similarly, aiming this time for an internal temperature of 150, and cooked the lamb chops to an internal temperature of 150 degrees.

We allowed the meats to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

The Tasting

The steak, which we carved from the bone and cut into half-inch thick slices, exhibited the essential beefiness and minerality of the best beef. The lamb chops were handsomely crusted and tender. But we were most taken with the veal, which was remarkably tender and buttery.

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