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WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD TO COOK A TOMAHAWK STEAK?

You have a couple of choices when it comes to cooking tomahawk steaks, and both of them will result in a delicious steak, so it’s really just up to you and your own personal cooking preferences. You can cook this entirely on the barbecue outside, and move the steaks off of the direct heat after searing to finish cooking until they reach temperature. You can also cook them without using a grill at all, and sear them in a cast iron or heavy pan over high heat before moving them to the oven to finish cooking until they reach temperature. 

WHAT IS A TOMAHAWK STEAK?

The tomahawk steak is essentially a bone-in ribeye steak. It is taken from the rib section, with the large rib bone still attached. Its appearance resembles that of a tomahawk axe. Having a bone-in ribeye insulates the meat while it cooks, making your meat more moist and tender. Tomahawk steaks can be picked up from JC Walker Traditional Butchers at 69 Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1DA, or ordered online via this website.

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HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE STEAKS ARE DONE?

The most popular method instructs you to cook until 130 degrees, so that after resting time it will reach 135 degrees Fahrenheit to be considered medium-rare. If you prefer a more well done steak, simply remove the meat at 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than your desired result temperature. Use a meat thermometer for best results.

DO I NEED TO LET THE STEAKS REST?

Yes, you absolutely do not want to skip this step. The steak continues to cook during those few minutes of resting. This continuation of cooking is great because it doesn’t dry out the steak, as it would by simply leaving it in the oven longer. Cutting into the steak interrupts that last little period of cooking by releasing the heat inside the steak. Trust us, let it rest a few minutes and your tomahawk steak will turn out perfect.

WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Our butchers are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Either drop us an email to order@jcwalkerbutchers.co.uk or drop by our traditional butchers located at 69 Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1DA. Our trained and experienced butchers will be happy to help.

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