Eastside Road, July 2, 2011—IT DIDN'T EXIST when I was a kid, or if it did, no one knew what to call it. Well, not quite true: according to Wikipedia,
The scientific name of this muscle is Tensor fasciae latae, inserted in the Fascia lata, the connective tissue covering the Quadricep femoris, also called Quadricep extensor, a group of four muscles which in turn insert in the Patella, or knee cap of the animal.It wasn't until the mid-fifties, apparently, that the steak began to be marketed as we know it today. It's a favorite cut of mine, nicely balancing texture, flavor, and fat content: perfect for the grill. That's the treatment it got today: grilled low over charcoal, first whole, then in thick slices to finish it. Steamed broccoli on the side; green salad after. A nice summer supper.
Barbera, Preston of Dry Creek, 2009