Beef

Perfect Tomahawk Steak

Welcome to the ultimate guide to mastering the art of grilling the perfect Tomahawk Steak! If you’re ready to take your backyard BBQ game to the next level, you’re in the right place. There’s something truly special about cooking outdoors, especially when you’re preparing a magnificent cut of meat like the Tomahawk Steak. Get ready to impress your family and friends with juicy, flavorful steaks that will have them begging for seconds!

Why settle for an ordinary steak when you can indulge in the grandeur of a Tomahawk Steak? This show-stopping cut, with its long bone and rich marbling, promises an unparalleled dining experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a decadent meal, the Tomahawk Steak is sure to delight your taste buds and leave a lasting impression. Plus, mastering the art of grilling this impressive steak will elevate your status as the ultimate grill master among your peers.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomahawk steak
  • Coarse salt
  • Pepper (optional)
  • Olive oil (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Begin by taking your Tomahawk steak out of the refrigerator and patting it dry with paper towels.
  2. Optionally, rub olive oil over the steak to help seasoning adhere.
  3. Generously season both sides of the steak with coarse salt.
  4. Optionally, add pepper to taste.
  5. Rest the seasoned steak in the refrigerator overnight, uncovered, or let it rest at room temperature for 2-4 hours.
  6. Preheat the grill or smoker to high heat (around 500°F).
  7. Place the steak on the hot grill grate and sear for 1.5 minutes on each side to create grill marks.
  8. Lower the temperature to around 325°F.
  9. Move the steak to indirect heat if your grill has dual chambers.
  10. Insert a meat probe into the thickest part of the steak to monitor the internal temperature.
  11. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare.
  12. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  13. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and slice against the grain into desired thickness.
  14. Serve and enjoy your perfectly cooked Tomahawk steak!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • For optimal flavor, consider using a high-quality coarse salt, such as Himalayan pink salt or sea salt.
  • Letting the steak rest after cooking allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful bite.
  • Experiment with different wood chips or chunks to add a subtle smoky flavor to your steak.
  • Invest in a meat thermometer to ensure precise cooking temperatures and avoid overcooking the steak.

Variations:

  1. Garlic Herb Butter: Top the steak with a generous dollop of garlic herb butter before serving.
  2. Cajun Spice Rub: Give your steak a kick of flavor with a Cajun spice rub.
  3. Balsamic Glaze: Drizzle a balsamic glaze over the sliced steak for a touch of sweetness.
  4. Blue Cheese Crust: Create a decadent blue cheese crust by melting blue cheese over the hot steak.
  5. Chimichurri Sauce: Serve the steak with a vibrant chimichurri sauce made with fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil.
  6. Truffle Butter: Indulge in luxury with a truffle butter topping for your steak.
  7. Korean BBQ Marinade: Infuse your steak with Korean BBQ flavors by marinating it in a soy, garlic, and ginger marinade.
  8. Espresso Rub: Add depth of flavor with an espresso rub made with finely ground coffee beans and spices.
  9. Bourbon Glaze: Brush the steak with a bourbon glaze for a sweet and smoky finish.
  10. Smoked Salt: Enhance the smoky flavor of your steak with a sprinkle of smoked salt before serving.

What to Serve It With:

  1. Grilled Asparagus
  2. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  3. Caesar Salad
  4. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  5. Creamed Spinach
  6. Grilled Corn on the Cob
  7. Baked Sweet Potatoes
  8. Caprese Salad
  9. Roasted Garlic Bread
  10. Loaded Baked Potato

Freezing:

  1. If you have leftover Tomahawk steak that you’d like to freeze, allow it to cool completely after cooking.
  2. Wrap the steak tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.
  3. Place the wrapped steak in a resealable freezer bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing.
  4. Label the bag with the date and contents for easy identification.
  5. Store the frozen steak in the coldest part of your freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating:

  1. When ready to enjoy the frozen Tomahawk steak, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Once thawed, preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C) or a skillet over low heat.
  3. Optionally, brush the steak with a bit of olive oil or melted butter to add moisture.
  4. Place the steak on a baking sheet or in the skillet and heat gently until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes in the oven or 5-7 minutes on the stovetop, flipping halfway through.
  5. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches at least 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare.
  6. Once heated to your desired temperature, remove the steak from the oven or skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  7. Enjoy your reheated Tomahawk steak with all the delicious flavors intact!

Pro Tips:

  • Avoid reheating the steak in the microwave, as it may result in uneven heating and compromise the texture.
  • For added flavor, consider brushing the steak with a bit of your favorite sauce or glaze before reheating.
  • To preserve the juiciness of the steak, cover it loosely with foil while reheating to trap moisture.
  • Keep an eye on the steak while reheating to prevent overcooking, as it’s already been cooked once and can dry out if heated for too long.
  • Enjoy your reheated Tomahawk steak alongside your favorite side dishes for a delicious and satisfying meal, even on busy days!

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Smoked Tomahawk Steak

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  1. Take the Tomahawk steak out of the refrigerator and pat it dry with paper towels. Optionally, rub olive oil over the steak to help seasoning adhere. Generously season both sides of the steak with coarse salt. Optionally, add pepper to taste.

  2. Rest the seasoned steak in the refrigerator overnight, uncovered, or let it rest at room temperature for 2-4 hours. Preheat the grill or smoker to high heat (around 500°F). Place the steak on the hot grill grate and sear for 1.5 minutes on each side to create grill marks. Lower the temperature to around 325°F.

  3. Move the steak to indirect heat if your grill has dual chambers. Insert a meat probe into the thickest part of the steak to monitor the internal temperature. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 130°F for medium-rare. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and slice against the grain into desired thickness. Serve and enjoy your perfectly cooked Tomahawk steak!

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