Santa Maria Style Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak
This is a piece of beef that you can prepare anytime you want to impress, even if you just feel like impressing yourself!
Santa Maria style cooking of meat is a smoke and grill combination that leads to a rich beefy flavor with a mahogany color and a juicy interior. This is a method that you can use for any steak that has a good marbled fat content.
- Take the steak out of the fridge to take the chill off and season liberally with salt and cracked pepper and then add a touch of brown sugar. *It is important to bring steaks closer to room temperature and allow the seasoning to meld in.
- Smoke until temp registers 130 degrees and then pull off and rest the meat on a wire rack for 30-40 minutes.
- Grill on high temp for 4 minutes per side to obtain a nice crust.
- Rest for 5 minutes with a slice of butter on top, melting into utter deliciousness... Enjoy!