144/18 – Big Rib Steak:
I am trying to clear some space in the freezer before Briggs Shetland Lamb bring me more meat. The next biggest thing in the freezer was a big rib steak.
A 1.4kg Big Rib Steak from Turner and George. 1kg is £33 so 1.4kg should be £46.20? Have a look on their website here.
I still had some of the Great Cow rub left from Turner and George so decided to use that for this cook. You can buy this for £5.50 for a 150g bag.
Sprinkled liberally all over the beef, all sides and patted in.
My Kamado Joe Big Joe has the new KJ fire basket installed and I had filled it with Oak Lumpwood from Resiliant Woodlands.
Two flamers lit, heat deflectors in place, a chunk of Oak and both vents fully open.
Once the temperature had settled at 150c I put the meat in. Meater probe in place to track the cook with a target temperature of 50c (as I planned to sear it at the end).
And there I left it for 50 minutes until the Meater alerted it was approaching 50c.
The meat came out for a rest, it rose 2 degrees to 52c whilst I sat there. In the meantime the heat deflectors were out the KJ and the cast iron was in place, all vents were open and the temperature was rising ready to sear the steak.
Time to take the Meater probe out, it doesn’t like it too hot and the KJ at full blast would be too hot for it!
Time to sear, about 30 to 45 seconds then twisted 90 degrees, another 30 to 45 seconds then flipped, 30 to 45 seconds and 90 degree turn then off.
Off! What glorious colours from the rub!
Time to slice in, onto the board.
It looked great when the light hit it.
Time to slice, the moment of truth……Perfect!
This steak was ridiculously tasty! So juicy, so full of a strong beefy taste and such a substantial eat. I didn’t eat it all myself as I shared it with my wife. We both really enjoyed this steak and it got me thinking that maybe it’s better to cook one massive steak and share it than cook two smaller steaks. The taste and enjoyment from this big steak was such a step up from smaller steaks.
The great cow rub worked well again, not just adding a nice colour but also enhancing the flavour of the beef.
Another great cook on the Kamado Joe, loving cooking on this grill and steaks are one of the main reasons I bought it.
All in all, a cracking meal and I will be buying this steak in the future!
|Reverse Sear – Slow then Sear
|Resilient Woodlands Oak
|150C then 450C
|50 minutes then 3 minutes sear
|No major changes.