USDA Choice Porterhouse Steaks Smoked & Grilled over Hickory

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mooseman, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    The missus picked up two USDA Choice Porterhouse Steaks at the market that were manager's specials: 75% off so we had about $32 worth of steak for just under $12.

    Here they are seasoned with wooster, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper:

    I set up my oval kettle using the firebrick method with Royal Oak briquets and some hickory. Put steaks on the cool side and let them smoke for 15 mins. I then moved them on the hot side for a nice sear to finish, positioning the thicker part of the steaks to the hotter part of the fire so the meat was evenly cooked.

    I hadn't cooked a t-bone type steak in a long time, and I was concerned about the meat close to the bone not being cooked enough, so I tried something I do with Lamb Loin chops, which is to place the meat upright, resting on the "t" part of the bone to let it cook for a minute or so. The "t" bone was wide enough so the steaks could stand up by themselves:

    After the meat thermo read an even 135 degrees in all quadrants of the steaks, I pulled them to rest while I enjoyed a refreshing adult beverage:

    Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of the meat after I cut into it, but both were perfectly medium rare and done beautifully.

    Thanks for checking out my Porterhouse Steaks!

  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Looks good to me Mooseman
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum Yum. [​IMG]
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Man those steaks look good mmm and a killer price!![​IMG]
  5. beerbelly

    beerbelly Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Got to say, I have never see anyone cook a steak standing on its end--first time for everything I guess--[​IMG]
  6. That meat was sitting up begging to be eaten.
  7. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks now I MUST go find a porterhouse-my favorite cut of steak, haven't had one FOREVER!

    Looks great man!
  8. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    The steaks were only standing up for a minute or two...

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