Like an Indian axe
Tomahawk steak is loved all over the world. It is made with beef that comes from the front part of the dorsal muscle, located on both sides of the spine and on the outside of the ribs. So it is a ribeye with a long bone, but the American name successfully displaces the Polish nomenclature. The bone that is its hallmark is a whole beef rib.
True, the finished dish looks spectacular and resembles the weapons used by the Indians. But at first, leaving the protruding element was not for visual reasons but for practical reasons. The ribs were used to flip portions placed on the grill or fire. Which significantly shortened the processing process and allowed to cook each piece evenly. And this is not so easy in the case of a tomahawk.
A steak with a unique taste
Proper preparation of almost a kilogram piece of meat with unusual dimensions is a challenge for many barbecue lovers. Not only because of the skills, but above all the size of the device needed to prepare it. A tourist grill will certainly be too small, just like a regular frying pan. Even just for this steak, it is worth investing in a decent grill. The unique, unforgettable taste will make us fully satisfied with the return on this investment.
The bone and fat contained in the meat compose a perfect symphony of flavors and aromas. It's a big piece of meat. Its preparation has something atavistic, primal about it. Even a few people (the whole mini-tribe) can eat one steak.
What to serve it with
Ideally, the taste of the finished meat will be emphasized by salt and pepper. It is so perfect that no fancy marinades are needed for anything. Alternatively, you can serve it with garlic butter.
If you decide to serve ribeye steak to your guests, make sure it plays the main role. Put any extras, such as sauces or salads, next to it.
Like any beef, also tomahawk steak feels great in the company of grilled vegetables, e.g. corn, expressive arugula or pickled peppers. A heated grill can be used to prepare both meat and side dishes. Don't forget the bbq sauce.