It is called a strip loin because when the meat is removed it comes off in a strip that’s easy to cut into steaks.
Why it’s great: Strip loin comes from a little worked part of the animal, making it particularly tender and nicely marbled with flavour enhancing fat.
How to serve: Strip loin is well suited to quick cooking methods, such as grilling, pan searing and broiling. You could simply season the meat with salt and pepper, or complement its rich taste with other rich things, such as a flavoured butter, spice rub or peppercorn sauce. Strip loin is also great for “surf and turf.”