The Bloom’s Beef Ribeye Roast

The Bloom’s Beef Ribeye Roast

Seldom do we have a cut that receives the praise that our Beef Ribeye Roast receives. This flavor and tenderness of this US Choice/Wet Aged is unmatched when it comes to beef, especially beef roasts. For half of the price of the Tenderloin, you will take your holiday lunch, dinner or function to new heights. This is not the normal beef roast that people will be passing up at Christmas lunch or Old Year’s night.

 

This year we are offering roasts in customizable sized portions! Whether you are feeding 2 people or 18 people, we will custom cut your roast to fit your needs. No more leaving family hungry or buying a roast that is twice the size you need.

Tell us the weight you would like (or how many people you are feeding and we will gladly create a roast for you. A wide range of pre-cut sizes will also be available to select from.

How much you will need:

Bone-in Ribeye Roast – Average .75lbs to 1lb per person

Boneless Ribeye Roast – Average .5lbs to .75lbs per person.

Due to the marbling and inter-laid fats, The Beef Ribeye Roast is very easy to cook.

CookingInstructions

  1. Rub your chilled roast down with coarse salt and crushed black pepper. Apply heavily. You can add additionally seasonings to taste. Let this roast sit at room temperature for 3 hours prior to step #2.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 500F
  3. For a bone-in roast, you can cut the rack of bones away from the roast. Doing this allows you to create a ‘bone rack’ to place the roast back on while cooking. This makes it very easy to carve and produces excellent beef rib appetizers. You can skip this step if you like.
  4. Place your roast in the oven for 15 minutes, fat side up to crisp the exterior of the roast. This can also be done on a very hot grill.
  5. After 15 minutes of crisping, lower your heat to 325F until cooked. The average cook times are:
    1. 13 to 15 minutes per pound for RARE (internal temp of 115F to 120F)
    2. 15 to 17 minutes per pound for MEDIUM RARE (internal temp of 125F to 130F)
  6. Your roast will continue to rise in temperature when removed from the oven. Let it sit before carving or serving.
  7. Carve thick for Prime Rib steaks, or thin for slices.

Note: These roasts can also be done in a smoker for excellent results. Cooking temp and times (step #5) may vary.

Pricing

Blooms Beef Ribeye Roast – Bone-in “Standing Rib Roast” – $66TT per pound

Blooms Beef Ribeye Roast – Boneless – “Prime Rib” – $79TT per pound

Want to pre-order your roast for the holidays and collect in the first part of December?

Also, give the roast as a gift by purchasing a Blooms Gift Certificate

Use the form below to submit your order.

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Hams are here!

It’s that time of year again! Christmas time! And that means hams.

Every year for the past 7 years, Blooms has brought in our traditional Spiral Ham. These hams have become a tradition for many households in Trinidad. This year, we are excited to offer a Honey Cured Spiral Ham, in addition to our Traditional Hickory Spiral Ham.

Life is all about choices.

 

In case you have never had one of our ham before, here are the details:

  • These hams are spiral hams, meaning they are partially cut/sliced to provide easier carving. There is a very small bone in the center, which you run your knife along, allowing the slices to fall onto the plate to serve.
  • These hams are cured, smoked, cooked and frozen, so they only need to be defrosted and heated to serve.
  • You can ‘crisp up’ the outside of your ham by turning your oven to broil for the last few minutes.
  • Cooking instructions come with each ham. The hams are very easy to prepare, and it is not a day long event.
  • Included with each ham is a honey glaze packet, which can be used to create a ‘honey baked ham’ taste if you like.
  • Each ham is wrapped in a red Christmas or Gold foil and surrounded in netting, so they make for a very nice gift.
  • Hams weigh on average between 8 and 10 pounds (we have a few extra large spirals 16lbs+).

The price for all of the hams above is $31.00TT per pound.

 

Another new ham this year.

 

These spirals are reffered to as #2’s. They are irregular for one reason or another. Inconsistent slices, irregular sizes/shapes, varying weight range, some double bones, torn slices, etc. These hams aren’t perfect, but will provide you with a cheaper ham option.

The price for the Jamestown #2 hams is $21.00TT per pound..

We are limited on the number of hams we can carry and therefore, we always sell out. Please, if you would like a ham this year come in early to collect. Hams are first come first serve.

Happy Holiday From Blooms

 

 

 

 

Bulk Spice List – November 2016

Here is the list of bulk spices, currently in stock. For special orders of items not on this list or bulk loads, please call 633-5771 or sales@bloomsimports.com

Average 50lb sacks.

Prices are TTD per Pound + VAT.

No CC payments. Linx or Cash.

Red Crushed Pepper  $            22.79
Onion Powder  $            22.22
Cumin Ground  $            22.22
Parsley Flakes  $            44.44
Paprika  $            25.78
Coriander Ground  $             19.56
Oregano Whole  $             21.33
Turmeric Ground  $             23.11
Chili Powder Dark  $            22.22
All-in-One Seasoning  $             23.11
BBQ Dry Rub  $            26.67
Cayenne Powder  $            25.78
Black Pepper – Bulk – #28 mesh  $            49.78
Steak Seasoning – Bulk  $            30.22
Lemon Pepper Seasoning  $            24.00

Lodge Cookware Order 2016

PRE-ORDER CLOSED. THANKS EVERYONE!

 

This year we are bringing back the Lodge line of Cast Iron skillets for the holidays!

lodge-logoLodge has been making cookware for over 100 years and their products are heavy duty and last a lifetime. It’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook, or addition to your own kitchen. Stop by Blooms in Diego Martin and check it out a few samples. Seared steaks on a cast iron are amazing. Burgers on a cast iron skillet stay juicy and give you that crispy edge of a steakhouse burger. You haven’t had a burger until you’ve cooked one on a cast iron skillet!

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The enamel dutch ovens are one of those kitchen fixtures you have for a lifetime.

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We are giving everyone the option this year of preordering whichever Lodge products they would like. The link below has the PDF catalog with the prices in TTD. Please note that a few items marked with a star indicate minimum purchase necessary. The minimum purchase is the full case quantity for that item (we may not be able to find someone to take the extra ones you don’t want).

Once you have the pans you would like, simply send us an email with the item code, your name and phone number. sales@bloomsimports.com

You can also use the form below. This year we hope to have the orders in by late November. These make for perfect holiday gifts.

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Hashi Noodle Bowls this Saturday

THE PRE-ORDER FOR THE BOWLS IS CLOSED. HASHI WILL MAKE EXTRA THAT WILL BE SOLD FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. THANKS!

 

We are pleased to welcome Hashi this Saturday for a pop-up event at the front of Blooms in Diego Martin. They will be serving authentic noodle bowls and buns. Their soups are amazing and the pork/beef/chicken buns are excellent add-ons. Hashi doesn’t yet have a location, so these Pop-Ups are the only way to grab a taste. You won’t be disappointed.

For this event, we will be taking pre-orders. If you would like an order for Saturday, it’s highly recommended that you send us an email to let us know. We will put down your name, your phone number and your order and have it waiting for you on Saturday. We will make some extra, but due to the time and cost of the ingredients, we will do most via order.

Hashi will be at Blooms from 9:30am until 3:00pm preparing your orders.

Below is the description of the soups. Please email sales@bloomsimports.com with:

1. Name
2. Phone Number
3. Soup (Beef, Shrimp, Pork)
4. Bun (Pork, Chicken, Beef)
5. Extra Toppings

Rasengan Chashu Ramen $60
Made with love! Our Rasengan Chashu Ramen Bowl is topped with slices of succulent, silky braised pork, bean sprouts, baby bok choy, seasoned bamboo shoots, dukbokki (Korean rice cake dumplings) and chives in our signature homemade paitan (chicken based) broth with a splash of layu (chilli oil) for an extra layer of flavour. Add a seasoned soft-boiled egg for $5

Shinigami Shrimp Ramen $65
Succulent shrimp sits atop a bed of al dente noodles, baby bok choy, bean sprouts, dukbokki, seasoned bamboo shoots and cloud-ear mushrooms with a splash of layu (chilli oil) for an extra layer of flavour. Add a seasoned soft-boiled egg for $5

Bankai Beef Udon $60
Our Bankai Udon contains a hearty helping of flavourful beef broth topped with tender slices of seared flank steak, baby bok choy, bean sprouts, dukbokki, seasoned bamboo shoots and corn. Add a seasoned soft-boiled egg for $5

Buns $20 ea:

Our One Piece Pocket Bun packs a punch with a thick and juicy slice of roasted pork topped with oi muchim (spicy cucumber relish) and fresh arugula,  encased in a fluffy homemade bao.

The Chocobo Chicken Pocket Bun contains tasty gochujang chicken topped with oi muchim (spicy cucumber relish) and fresh arugula,  encased in a fluffy homemade bao.

The Hashirama Beef Bao contains sumptuous pulled braised beef short ribs  topped with oi muchim (spicy cucumber relish) and fresh arugula,  encased in a fluffy homemade bao.

Extra Toppings $5 ea
Seasoned soft-boiled egg
Fresh mushrooms
Corn
Dukbokki (savoury korean rice cakes)
Seasoned bamboo shoots

Please click here to check out the menu!

New Halal Beef Items

By popular demand, we are continuing to increase our Halal offerings. Please take a look at the new and returning items below. Use the form below to contact us if you see a product you would like more info on. Please note that some are very limited in supply. Free delivery available with $1,500 order minimum.

1. Flank – Grass-Fed Australia – $61.00TT pound
These are great if marinated and grilled. Eat as a steak or cut up for fajitas or cutters.

2. Chuck Short Ribs – US Choice – $43.00TT pound
These are cut to ¾ of an inch so they can easily be grilled. Packs sizes are 1 to 2 pounds. You can also purchase whole (uncut) for the smoker, however, the pack sizes are generally larger (around 13 pounds). This is a US Choice product so the fat marbling is excellent.

3. Short Loin – US Choice – $75.00TT pound
We introduced this a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit. Buy a whole Short Loin and we cut it into steaks for you, whichever thickness you like. Once cut, this will include Porterhouse, T-bones and Bone-In Striploins. Excellent value for some top of the line steaks.

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4. Ribeye Steaks – Grass-Fed Australia – $85.00TT pound

Quickly becoming one of our most popular steaks. We searched far and wide for a tender grass-fed Ribeye and this on competes with most US Choice products. We cut these about 1 inch thick and which weight out to around 10oz a steak. You can purchase a whole loin and we can cut it to your specifications.

5. Culotte – Cap of Rump – Grass-Fed Australia – $38.00TT pound
Cut into steaks or roast on the grill. This cut is used in the Brazilian steakhouses across the world. Our grass-fed option has an excellent texture and comes in much cheaper than our US Choice version.

6. Ribeye Steaks – Bone In – US Choice – $105.00TT pound
These are bone in portions of US Choice Ribeyes. Bone always adds flavour to steaks and this is no exception. These have been a favourite for a lot of our customers that purchase halal for over a year now.

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Halal Porterhouse and T-bone – Cut to Your Specifications

You can now purchase a Beef Shortloin from Blooms and we will cut it for you, free of charge. These are wet-aged, US Choice (or better), Grain-Fed, Nebraskan-bred/raised, Halal Beef Shortloins. This is one of the most tender and tasty steaks available. Shortloins are one half Striploin and one half Tenderloin, with a bone running through the middle.

When cut to about 1.25inches thick, you will get around 7 x Porterhouse Steaks, 7 x T-bone Steaks and about a pound of Face-cut T-bones. If you want thicker T-bones, just let us know. Each loin is cut to each customers specifications.

Once cut, we vacuum seal each steak individually. Use them when you like. It makes a great gift or group buy with friends.

Best of all, you save quite a bit of money buying the whole loin instead of individual steaks. Pay about 1/4 of the price you’d pay in a steakhouse.

Please call for current pricing.

Average weight of the loin is roughly 25lbs. Cut-up is free. Delivery is free.

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New Grass Fed Beef Program

Introducing our new GrassFed Beef Program!

Traditionally, all of Bloom’s products are sourced from Grain/Corn fed beef out of the mid-West, USA. Bloom’s primarily carries US Choice corn fed beef because of the flavour and the marbling of fat. We think he marbling, flavour and tenderness, are the best (and our customers over the years have seem to agree).

Because of the lifestyle and the diet of the animal, the meat and the fats of grassfedbeef are slightly different.

Because of these differences, some customers do not like grassfed beef when they have traditionally purchased corn/grain-fed. Others, on the other hand, love grassfed. Different strokes for different folks. Whether you prefer grain or grassfed, we want you to be happy with your steaks from Blooms. Try a steak or two, but understand that there are differences between the two.

We receive a lot of requests from our customers for a Grassfed option, which is why we’ve spent over a year sourcing the best grassfed product we can find. This beef is from Australia and is properly aged to advance its texture and flavour, just as with our normal steak programs. It’s one of the best grassfed programs and we are excited to introduce it.
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Currently, the grassfed products we have available are:

  • Beef Ribeye Steaks – ¾ inch thick
  • Beef Culottes/Cap of Rump/Picanha – Great on the grill or cut into steaks!
  • Ground Beef – 85% lean and 93% lean – 1 pound packs
  • Ground Lamb – 85% lean

Antibiotic Free & Hormone Free 100% Black Angus Beef

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We’ve looked far and wide for a great tasting/tender ALL-NATURAL steak. We receive a lot of requests for an ‘organic’ or ‘all-natural’ steak. Customers settle for grass-fed but are often disappointed with the taste and tender. Beef sold as Grass-fed only designates the diet of the animal, it does not speak to whether the beef has added antibiotics, hormones, etc. (see below) Creekstone Farms All-Natural 100% Angus Steak Program is the perfect fit. This is the healthiest steak in Trinidad.

•        No Antibiotics – EVER!

•        No Added Hormones – EVER!

•        No Growth Promoting Drugs – EVER!

•        No Artificial Ingredients – EVER!

•        100% Vegetarian Diet

•        Sourced Verified to Ranch of Birth

•        Humane Animal Handling Practices

100% Bloodline Angus – (Normal “Certified Angus Beef” only requires 51% of the genetics of the cattle to be Angus)

•        Cattle sourced from Creekstone Farms Black Angus genetics and verifiable Black Angus genetics documented through the rancher partners

•        USDA Certification – Requires more stringent supervision and testing than non-certified programs.

•        Proprietary Black Angus genetics, some of the best in the industry, serve as the benchmark of quality. Most Certified Angus Beef is only 51% “Angus”.

•        The humane treatment of our cattle helps to produce superior quality beef

Available now at Blooms Diego Martin!

Are you searching for Grass-Fed Beef?

We get a lot of requests for grass-fed beef. When we ask customers why they are interested in grass-fed, most explain that they’ve just read it’s better for you. The internet usually points to grass-fed as a more ‘all natural’ alternative.

If you want an ‘all natural’ steak, the focus should be placed on what DOESN’T go into the production of that animal, instead of what does. Cattle is designated as grass-fed when a certain percentage of their diet comes from grass or germinated seed. It does not specify that animal was reared without the use of antibiotic or growth hormones. It’s a very common misconception that grass-fed automatically means ‘all natural’. In addition, grass-fed beef is often sourced from countries which may/may not have the same standards and reporting guidelines as those in the developed world.

The other concern we often find with grass-fed beef is that it doesn’t provide the marbling needed for a great steak. They have a saying in the restaurant industry:

“You only sell a grass-fed steak once”

Often, because of the diet and genetic breed of cattle raised as grass-fed, the meat lacks the marbling and interlacing fat which melts when cooking. Without these fats, steaks come off the grill tough. Few grass-fed programs grade out higher than US Select. Yes, because of this grass-fed beef is often leaner, which makes cuts like clod, rump and chuck better. We carry Uruguay Beef Clod which is grass fed and lean. These cuts are often slow or pressure cooked.

Grass-fed steaks also has a much different taste profile and odor than traditional corn/grain fed beef. Grass-fed steaks we’ve carried in the past were often returned for this odor.

Customer eat steak to enjoy it. To us, it doesn’t make sense to buy something that is perceived to be healthier and not enjoy what you are eating.

Artisan End-Grain Cutting Board

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One of our very good customers has been making these cutting boards for friends/family for years. This is a locally made product that we are happy to offer to our customers. These cutting boards make great gifts. They are something your loved one will have for years and years to come.

Why End Grain Cutting Boards ?

The cutting boards are made from a high quality hardwood (purpleheart) utilizing food
grade glue (titebond 3)

Apart from looking very cool there are other benefits to using an end
grain cutting board:

– The wood fibers are aligned vertically so any unsightly
slash/scratch marks are much reduced as surface self heals
– Knives stay sharp longer as they go between fibers as opposed to
cutting fibers repeatedly
– Those who use very sharp knives for food preparation will get a much
nicer feel compared to say hard bamboo board or a plastic board.
– Properly cared for it should last a very long time.

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Cutting Board Care:

– DO NOT soak board in water for any length of time or place in a dishwasher
– Wash with mild detergent and rinse soon after
– Wipe any excess water and stand on edge to drain off
– Wipe/oil with a food grade light mineral oil every month to keep
surface from drying out and prevent cracking
– Do not use vegetable or any cooking oil as it will go rancid and smell off.
– Cutting boards are meant for cutting and NOT chopping, eg chopping
mango, meat etc.

This is a local product of T&T made by a skilled wood worker. Engraving is also available to make this a gift someone will keep for a life-time.

Each board is 12″ inch x 13.5″ inch with a 1.25″ thickness.

$650TT via special order only.

Interested in ordering a end-grain cutting board?

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