|1 x 500 - 1000 g||T-bone steak — thick-cut|
|1 tbsp||steak rub — see below|
|1 tbsp||olive oil|
|2 tbsp||black pepper — freshly ground|
|1 tbsp||smoked paprika|
|2 tbsp||Kosher salt|
|1 tbsp||garlic powder|
|1 tbsp||onion powder|
|2 tsp||dried oregano|
Generously season steak all over with salt and pepper or use the seasoned dry rub. Set steak on a wire rack on a baking sheet, refrigerate, uncovered, overnight to dry out the exterior.
The steak can be prepared in the oven or on the grill. The reverse seared method is used for thick cut steaks.
If cooking in the Oven: Preheat oven to anywhere between 93 and 135°C. Place steak(s) in the oven and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 41°C for rare, 46°C for medium-rare, 52°C for medium, 57°C for medium-well. This will take about 20 minutes for rare steak and up to about 40 minutes for medium-well; cooking time can vary, so check often.
Preparing the steak on the grill: Set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes.
Set steak on cooler side of grill and let cook uncovered, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer registers 41°C for rare, 46°C for medium-rare, 52°C for medium, or 57°C for medium-well. Cooking time can vary greatly, so check the steaks often.
Transfer steak to a platter and tent with foil. If using a gas grill, make sure all burners are turned to their highest heat and allow the grill to preheat with the lid closed.
Return steak to the hottest part of the grill and cook, turning frequently, until crisp and charred all over, about 1 1/2 minutes total. Serve right away, the steak can be cut horizontally across both sides of the bone for easy service and interesting presentation. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and steamed green vegetables or a salad.
Beef and Lamb SA is the consumer education project of the Red Meat Industry Services (RMIS).
Recipe inspired by Khomotso Mohlapemashiloane. Recipe standardised by Prof Gerrie Du Rand. Styling by Caro Albers. Photography by Michelle Parkin.