Dirty Tomahawk Steaks

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Well this Barbecue Season I really have gone all “Dirty” on you, here’s the pinnacle of these big joints of dry aged beef cooked straight on the coals.

I always enjoy a visit to my local Butcher  especially when he tells me he has something a bit special he’d like me to try. I’d seen the Tomahawk steaks on a previous visit and thought how they would be perfect cooked in my favourite “Dirty” style. So when he messaged me and told me he had some Tomahawks that were at least 50 day dry aged Aberdeen Angus, I knew I had to taste them. They are essentially the Ribeye Steak “Cote de Boeuf” with the full rib bone trimmed and kept long.

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Dry aging Beef, brings out the most amazing nutty, blue cheesey tastes and renders the beef as tender as you can get, and is perfect served “Bleu” with an internal temperature of 45degC, and with a salty herby crust on the outside, I really think it’s difficult to top this way of cooking a good steak.

I placed each steak straight onto the coal and brushed with a baste made from 2 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs each of rosemary, thyme and flat leaf parsley, 3tbsp coarse rock salt, 5/6 tbsp olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Blitz these up in a blender to a bright green paste. Brush liberally onto the steaks as they cook. I cooked the steaks a few minutes each side on the coals, and then place to one side of the BBQ to smoke with the lid down for 20 minutes until they had reached the desired 45degC. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

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I cut off thin slices, and served with a green salad, some vegetable rice and  some lovely crusty sourdough.

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Really deep flavours, that blew my guests away. This is such a simple way to cook them and I really urge you to give this method of cooking a go this BBQ season, trust me you will never look back.

Keep your eyes peeled… I have a Dirty competition coming up.

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  3. They look amazing – my butcher had some they other day, I’ll have to try them 😉

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  4. Good lord – look more like a dangerous weapon to me. You cook some damn fine meat.

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  5. Posted by emily t on June 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Those are some seriously impressive steaks. Looks great!

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  6. They look awesome!!

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