That's right, I went into Dash's to just kind of take a look at the meat counter, and dang-it.. I bought a Prime Cut Porterhouse.
I know I've probably went over this before.. but here's how I love to cook my big steaks that I don't want to screw up.
First thing's first - let's get a good look at this thing! Look at the MARBLING!
And ok, they left a nice fat cap of fat along the edge.. that might be how they get away with selling prime cuts for $15/lb.. Time for the magic - just salt and pepper and lots of it!
Then it's into the vacuum bag before going into the sous vide!
Oh MAN Looking good - time for a bath! going at 129 for about 2.5 hours - I like to do big cuts for longer than the basic size steaks - especially with a bone.. I guess I do it just for added TLC factor.. and to make sure that every part reaches the temp I want.
Cut it free and dry it out on some paper towels!
Once dried out, we cover it with a light coat of olive oil.
IT'S READY FOR THE GRILL!
I get a hot serious fire going.
Because the steak is already cooked to the perfect temp, it's all about getting that crust on the outside, so I do 45 seconds, turn it 90 degrees, 45 more seconds, flip and repeat - that's it. Turning it 90 degrees in the middle of the cook is what gives it the criss-cross grill marks - not that hard.
The fire was really starting to kick up by the end of the cook, so I took advantage of it, and used it to take down and render out some of that fat cap on the side. Not only that, but it felt super bad-ass to hold the steak and have the flames leap up out of the grill. course, I was only by myself, but a small part of me hoped that my neighbor looked outside while I was doing this, and 1 - thought that it was super bad-ass, and 2 - that I grill way more than he does, and that he should really grill more.
Back into the house.
And the tenderloin goes to my wife, and I get the rest! served it up with some oven-roasted Delicata squash!
And it's perfectly cooked! - for me anyways. little too rare for my wife, but she was able to heat her piece up a little more and enjoyed it.