I'm sure you have seen these magnificent steaks in the butcher shop before, and just didn't feel like spending 40 bucks on one steak. I'm here to tell you, save up your money and do it. Yes, you are pay a little extra for the bone, but that is the best part! Not to mention this steak generously fed three people, so when you break it down its really not too bad.
- Mix together a basic blend of Salt Pepper and Garlic. I used 2 tablespoons of Course Sea Salt, 2 tablespoons of crushed black pepper, and one tablespoon of granulated garlic. Granulated garlic is preferable to garlic powder because it matches the texture of the other two ingredients, but if you only have garlic powder I would use 1/2 tablespoon (unless you really love garlic!)
- Set the steak on the counter for at least two hours, possibly more. You want to make sure the very middle of the steak is at room temperature so you get the most even possible cook!
- Heat your pit up to about 225-250. I used a mixture of Oak and Hickory Smoking Wood Chunks for this one and it turned out perfect.
- For Medium Rare, you want to smoke the steak until it is at about 115-118 internal temp. I used a Meater Probe for this but there is a host of options you can use!
- Sear it on a hot grill for a 2-3 minutes each side at 450 degrees. It should be long enough to get a nice dark crust on each side without over searing it. I pulled my steak at 127 internal temp (I know, it seems rare, but meat continues to cook after you pull it, so this came out a beautiful medium rare) and could not have been more pleased!
- Slice and Enjoy! Truly, this steak was a treat. I'm saving up my pennies so I can do another one hopefully sooner rather than later. I may get adventurous on the rub with this next one, who knows!
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