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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,935 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    SuperValu offers

    https://ibb.co/288svqq

    The internet isn’t for everyone



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭gussieg


    what is so romantic about steak? all these valentine steak offers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,340 ✭✭✭.red.


    gussieg wrote: »
    what is so romantic about steak? all these valentine steak offers.

    What lady doesn't love a fine bit of Irish beef on valentines day?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,431 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    gussieg wrote: »
    what is so romantic about steak? all these valentine steak offers.

    Nothin ...
    The thinking is ... Guy gets her ,chocs ,flowers and maybe bubbles ....
    She gives him steak dinner and a ......

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,340 ✭✭✭.red.


    I had the Lidl 10oz Angus rib eye earlier.
    Flash fried on a dry pan 30 seconds each side and into a hot grill for 03-30 each side, rested for 3 mins. Bit of mash, fried onion and chorizo and some pepper sauce. If I'd have gotten it in a restaurant I'd have been delighted with it.
    Serious steak for €4.99. Highly recommend if its still available.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,935 ✭✭✭OmegaGene


    .red. wrote: »
    I had the Lidl 10oz Angus rib eye earlier.
    Flash fried on a dry pan 30 seconds each side and into a hot grill for 03-30 each side, rested for 3 mins. Bit of mash, fried onion and chorizo and some pepper sauce. If I'd have gotten it in a restaurant I'd have been delighted with it.
    Serious steak for €4.99. Highly recommend if its still available.

    Any left ?

    The internet isn’t for everyone



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,340 ✭✭✭.red.


    OmegaGene wrote: »
    Any left ?

    Just the fatty middle bit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭marrm


    zell12 wrote: »
    Aldi
    C_Valentines-LP-Editorial-B-1_20212801_IE.jpg?o=L1cSlrW9UjAEIyilQ%40l9rjA7Cxsj&V=e7Q8&p=2&w=230&h=380&q=90C_Valentines-LP-Editorial-B-2_20212801_IE.jpg?o=ncAIi1RZw7p67PfwO%40CqCuykBMgj&V=Y5Gd&p=2&w=470&h=380&q=90

    Looks like ALDI

    Is it current?


  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭marrm


    marrm wrote: »
    Looks like ALDI

    Is it current?

    Sorry. just looked closely. :confused:

    It is ALDI (says so at the top).;)

    It's not only until Feb 14. :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,319 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn


    marrm wrote: »

    Is it current?

    That's gone now. I think.
    For some reason my local Aldi was selling it for €4.99. Got 6 boxes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,444 ✭✭✭caviardreams


    Tesco Finest fillet steak vacuum packs are €2 off - so €9.50 for 400g. Valid till the 16th.

    If you pick nice packs, it's lovely quality imo. Has improved a lot in recent times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,162 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    The Aldi Striplion works out at €11.43/kg
    The Tesco Fillet work out at €23.75/kg

    The Striplion is very cheap, and very good value.
    Tend to buy in Lidl so must price both their Angus and Hereford.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,860 ✭✭✭✭Seve OB


    Water John wrote: »
    The Aldi Striplion works out at €11.43/kg
    The Tesco Fillet work out at €23.75/kg

    The Striplion is very cheap, and very good value.
    Tend to buy in Lidl so must price both their Angus and Hereford.

    Are you trying to compare the prices there?

    You can’t compare the price of fillet to the price of Strip


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,162 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Well aware of not directly comparing the price of different cuts of meat, but ona given day one has to make some rational. Yes fillet without even looking at the price for an occasion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,444 ✭✭✭caviardreams


    Water John wrote: »
    The Aldi Striplion works out at €11.43/kg
    The Tesco Fillet work out at €23.75/kg

    The Striplion is very cheap, and very good value.
    Tend to buy in Lidl so must price both their Angus and Hereford.

    In fairness the Tesco Finest Striploin in this offer is 6.49 - 14.30/kg
    The Aldi offer is over now anyway - Tesco is still on until end of tomorrow

    < €24/kg is excellent value for fillet without having to go out of your way


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,162 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    I'm a beef farmer, certainly not complaining about the price. Obviously if price was the most important factor on your main meal protein source, white meat would be a fraction of the cost.
    For another comparison, had hake from O'Connells today €17/kg.

    A question related to my organic farming, any restaurants or butchers having organic beef on the menu and would there be any demand for such a good product? Would add a couple of euro/kg to the price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,120 ✭✭✭✭drunkmonkey


    Not sure I'd pay extra for organic beef, wouldn't it be the case that all irish beef is organic and it's the farming practices account for the organic certification,
    what I would pay extra for in a supermarket/restraunt is dry aged beef, seems very rare outside top restraunts, you usually see matured for 28 days or something on packets but that's no way comparable to a steak that's maybe dry aged for 30/60 days or longer. I noticed in america butchers have dry aged fridges in a lot of the shops, I haven't seen them here but I think fx buckley's might have them in some of their stores. One in deansgrange http://www.fxbuckleybutchers.ie/deansgrange

    It's something you could try with a local butcher, not sure the appetite for it here as some people might prefer bright red wet steaks cheap as possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭Rows Grower


    Not sure I'd pay extra for organic beef, wouldn't it be the case that all irish beef is organic and it's the farming practices account for the organic certification,
    what I would pay extra for in a supermarket/restraunt is dry aged beef, seems very rare outside top restraunts, you usually see matured for 28 days or something on packets but that's no way comparable to a steak that's maybe dry aged for 30/60 days or longer. I noticed in america butchers have dry aged fridges in a lot of the shops, I haven't seen them here but I think fx buckley's might have them in some of their stores. One in deansgrange http://www.fxbuckleybutchers.ie/deansgrange

    It's something you could try with a local butcher, not sure the appetite for it here as some people might prefer bright red wet steaks cheap as possible.

    You really should google what the difference is between organic beef and non organic beef.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,120 ✭✭✭✭drunkmonkey


    You really should google what the difference is between organic beef and non organic beef.

    Isn't most irish beef grass fed? I knows there's a bit more to it than that but it's a lot to do with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭Rows Grower


    Isn't most irish beef grass fed? I knows there's a bit more to it than that but it's a lot to do with it.

    There are very, very tight regulations to be adhered to before your beef can be sold as organic.

    Even if your cattle were fed on nothing but fresh grass all year (which practically none are) does not mean they can be classed as organic.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,431 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    Isn't most irish beef grass fed? I knows there's a bit more to it than that but it's a lot to do with it.

    A lot of it these days is from Feed lots or finished out of a shed, fed large amounts of grain / concentrates for a few months ..

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,431 ✭✭✭Markcheese


    .red. wrote: »
    I had the Lidl 10oz Angus rib eye earlier.
    Flash fried on a dry pan 30 seconds each side and into a hot grill for 03-30 each side, rested for 3 mins. Bit of mash, fried onion and chorizo and some pepper sauce. If I'd have gotten it in a restaurant I'd have been delighted with it.
    Serious steak for €4.99. Highly recommend if its still available.

    Snap, it was f*#king gorgeous ... Some really good marbling in the meat ...
    That was a 10 out of 10 steak ... ( I over cooked mine a little ,so it was medium ,but tasted great .. )

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,415 ✭✭✭MacDanger


    Isn't most irish beef grass fed? I knows there's a bit more to it than that but it's a lot to do with it.

    We're way off topic here but......

    Grass/grain is a different discussion to organic.

    To be organic, an animal would need to be:

    1. given feed that is organic in origin (e.g. grass with no chemical fertilser used or grain grown organically)
    2. not given much (any?) medicine e.g. antibiotics, preventative treatments. etc. (Not sure of the detail of what's required here tbh but that's the gist of it)

    It much more complicated than that but that's roughly correct afaik


  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭StonedRaider


    Water John wrote: »
    I'm a beef farmer, certainly not complaining about the price. Obviously if price was the most important factor on your main meal protein source, white meat would be a fraction of the cost.
    For another comparison, had hake from O'Connells today €17/kg.

    A question related to my organic farming, any restaurants or butchers having organic beef on the menu and would there be any demand for such a good product? Would add a couple of euro/kg to the price.

    Yes, find yourself a good butcher (ACBI certified) with their own abattoir. That cuts out the middle man. You'll get a better price, butcher gets a better price and customers get a better price. I'm lucky to have one close by.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,162 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Not raising a side issue with the Organic debate as the provenance of the meat should be considered. Grass finished beef would only be between June and October, grass topped up with meal. Much of the Irish beef is finished in beef lots for the last 3 months. Fed almost completely on meal, much of it GM and sourced from Argentina and Brazil.
    One of the major retailers insist on beef being under 24 months, so the above is the only way to achieve that. Organic steak would receive little meal, clover in the grass used instead. Animals bedded mostly on straw in the winter. No artificial fertiliser or pesticides used. Any medicine, only used for animal welfare, is strictly regulated.
    Another way of reaching a user base is to provide a online box, containing a range of cuts all the way from fillet to mince.


  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭tmabr


    Just received order from premium butcher online.
    2.5 kg beef brisket- looks nice €25
    2 Angus fillets €15
    2 Angus striploins €11

    Free postage over €50 in first order. Prompt next day delivery.
    Hopefully tastes as good as it looks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭The Nal


    tmabr wrote: »
    Just received order from premium butcher online.
    2.5 kg beef brisket- looks nice €25
    2 Angus fillets €15
    2 Angus striploins €11

    Free postage over €50 in first order. Prompt next day delivery.
    Hopefully tastes as good as it looks.

    Any pics of the brisket?


  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭tmabr


    T


  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭tmabr


    tmabr wrote: »
    T

    Just had the striploin. Yummy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,162 ✭✭✭✭Water John


    Are the fillets an striploins 250 grms each?

    Just had Lidl 227 grms sirloin. AA 30 day matured €3 each offer. Good value and fine. Just prefer the ribeye


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