Fred’s Steak: It’s What’s For Dinner
Prometheus neighbors lead busy professional and social lives, and we all know how schedules can get slammed at the end of the year with work deadlines and holiday parties. You want to host a festive meal with loved ones, but who has time to cook? Then, you remember you have a delectable Fred’s Steak in your freezer. Dinner party is saved!
Fred’s Steak is a Bay Area phenomenon that needs no introduction to the initiated. Our neighbors at Tan Plaza and Parker Palo Alto live so close to the source, there’s no doubt they’re in the know. But, if you’re new to the dish, then you’ll want to b-line it to Schaub’s Meat, Fish and Poultry Market at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and pick one or two up. (Pack your freezer with them in anticipation of nights like this -- when you don’t have the bandwidth to make a meal.) We admit, uncooked, the rich, black color of Fred’s Steak is a little funky and can be shocking to the untrained eye. The color comes from the -marinade – a fast-kept secret of Schaub’s – but some intelligence says it probably includes some of these ingredients. Once cooked, watch out – this tri-tip will melt like butter in your mouth with a flavor that’s to die for. A perfect entrée for special occasions and out-of-town guests. And best of all, no one will ever suspect you didn’t slave in the kitchen all day long.