First I placed a thick cut ribeye in a plastic bag with salt, pepper, garlic salt, finely chopped rosemary and EVOO and let it sit for a couple of hours in the fridge coated in love.
Next set up the kettle for reverse searing by filling a charcoal chimney half full and once the coals are ashed over dumping them into the charcoal baskets which are pushed over to the left side of the charcoal grate.
Closed the bottom vent about half way and once it got up to around 250F I placed the ribeye on the opposite side of the kettle so it was not under the coals and placed the Thermoworks probe into the middle of the steak.
I was in a hurry so I let the kettle grate temp to go at 350 degrees. Normally for a reverse sear I’d choke the vents down so I’d have grate temps around 250-275 but not a big deal either way.
Once the Thermoworks Smoke remote sensor read 100F for the internal temp of the ribeye I pulled it off and loosely tented it in foil, opened the lid and bottom vent all the way and let the steak rest off the grill for around 5 minutes while the coals in the charcoal basket get fired up really hot with the introduction of all that oxygen funneling through the charcoal baskets.
Once those coals were really going placed the steak directly over the charcoal baskets and seared each side for about 1.5 minutes. Taking internal temps with the Javelin Pro instant read thermometer. Once it hit 120 internal I took it off and placed it back in the tented foil to rest for 5 more minutes while I melted a couple of tablespoons of butter to pour over.
It was delicious.
I’ve had a Maverick 732 dual probe thermometer for years and it’s worked fine. Only problem are the preset alarm ranges are a pain in the ass to reprogram and it constantly goes off driving everyone in the house or at work nuts. The Thermoworks Smoke is a next level remote thermometer. The build quality is far superior. The display is far superior. The ease of setting or turning the alarms on or off are superior. For just a few dollars more you’ll wish you sprung for the Smoke over the Maverick if you’re serious about your Barbeque.
Half a chimney of hot coals in the Smokey Joe, vents wide open. Let cast iron pan heat up. Pat dry the steak to remove any moisture then coat with EVOO and season with salt pepper garlic . Insert thin garlic shavings into small cuts in the steak.
Once cast iron pan is hot put in a good glob of butter and let it just start to brown and then slap your ribeye on. Don’t move it. Let it work with the butter and the pan to get some good browning (read flavor). When you see the edges of the steak curl up a bit then you can lift to check if you got the browning you want on the first side. Flip and do it to the other side and then hold the steak with the tongs and brown that fat cap along the side. Drizzle with butter to finish…
Got to use Ryan and Wood Distillery Whiskey Barrel chunks for smoke. They sell them at the distillery. Directions- 15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930
First make a horizontal cut in the Ribeye creating a pocket to add all our fixins.
Chop up some roasted red peppers and pepperoncini and add your favorite seasoning. I used Montreal seasoning, you can use whatever you like.
Stuff it with that yummy gorgonzola and then add the peppers.
A couple of wooden skewers to seal the pocket. It’s a good idea to soak the skewers in water for a bit so they’re less likely to burn when we sear the steaks.
After sealing the pocket a rub with EVOO and then Montreal Steak Seasoninng.
A full chimney of coals into the charcoal basket on one side of the kettle with a chunk of pecan for smoke. Next place the steak on the other side of the kettle for indirect cooking. It will absorb some nice smoke flavoring and slowly climb internal temps.
Once the steak hits an internal of 110, place it directly over the coals for about a minute on each side, enough to produce some nice hash marks.
Talk about a flavor packed steak.
Last night it was brussel sprouts, mushroom and onion skewers and ribeyes on the 2009 Weber Performer Deluxe.
Decided to swap out the standard Weber grates for the cast iron ones on the STOK. Worked out well using the STOK veggie basket insert to grill the brussell sprouts which were lightly coated in evoo , Atlantic Saltworks Salt and crushed black pepper.
And what a ride she was!
Some Baked Potatos, Onion with Beef Bullion Wrapped In Foil, and Of Course Ribeyes!
One with Montreal Steak Seasoning, One With Salt and Pepper!