Tomahawk Steak: A Grilling Masterpiece

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Picture this: a colossal ribeye steak with most of the rib bone still intact, sizzling on the grill. It’s called a Tomahawk Steak, and it’s a carnivore’s dream come true. If you’re looking to impress your guests or satisfy your inner grilling aficionado, this is the cut of meat for you.

Unleashing the Beast: How to Grill a Tomahawk Steak

Seasoning the Steaks

Before embarking on this grilling adventure, prepare your steaks by sprinkling them evenly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. For optimal flavor infusion, you can do this ahead of time and allow the seasoning to penetrate the meat while refrigerating.

Setting the Stage: Indirect High Heat

Create a setup for grilling that combines indirect high heat and direct high heat on your grill. Achieve an internal temperature of 400 to 500°F. One effective method is lighting a chimney starter of charcoal, allowing it to partially ash over, and then pouring it in a tight pile over half of the grill. Ensure the grill grate is clean.

The Reverse Sear Technique

Once the grill is ready, place the steaks on the indirect heat side, with the bone sides facing the heat. Close the lid, positioning the air holes directly over the steaks. Leave the steaks to cook with the lid closed for about 10 minutes, then flip and swap them so that the steak farthest from the heat is now closer. Monitor the internal temperature, and once the thickest part of the meat reaches 115°F (for medium-rare), it’s time to proceed.

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Searing to Perfection

Move the meaty part of the steaks directly over the hot coals, allowing the bones to hang over the indirect heat area. Sear the steaks, flipping them every minute or two, until they develop a beautiful brown crust. This process should take roughly 6 minutes. Once done, transfer the steaks to a large serving platter.

Serving in Style

Give the steaks a well-deserved rest for about 10 minutes before presenting them to your eager guests. Place the steaks on a cutting board and run a knife along the curve of the bone to carve the sumptuous meat away. Don’t forget to pass the bones around as a delightful appetizer. Finally, slice and serve the mouth-watering steaks to be relished by all.

Equipment for Grilling Greatness

To achieve this grilling masterpiece, you’ll need the following equipment:

  • Grill (Weber Kettle recommended)
  • Probe thermometer or instant-read thermometer (for accurate temperature monitoring)
  • Large serving platter

The Quest for Tomahawk Steaks

Finding these magnificent steaks may require a bit of effort, but it’s worth it. Reach out to your local butcher or consider special ordering them. With a little patience, you’ll be rewarded with a truly fantastic steak that will leave everyone wanting more.

Grilled Tomahawk Steak

A Few Notes

  • Keep in mind that Tomahawk Steaks are substantial cuts of meat. One chop can easily feed a family of five. However, having two chops allows for maximum enjoyment, as everyone relishes the opportunity to gnaw on the bone.
  • In the past, sourcing these steaks might have been challenging, but they are becoming more readily available. Get to know your local butcher and forge a connection that will elevate your grilling game.
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What’s Your Take?

Do you have any questions or ideas to share about grilling Tomahawk Steaks? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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