Steaks As Big As our Head
- 2 porterhouse steaks, each about 1 pound or 4 T-bone steaks, each about 12 ounces and 1-inch thick, or other cut of your choice
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into slivers
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Rinse the steak under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, make several small cuts in the meat, without cutting all the way through. Press a sliver of garlic into each cut. If you have any garlic left over, set it aside.
In a shallow, non-reactive pan, mix together the olive oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and any leftover slivers of garlic.
Place the steak in the olive oil marinade and turn to coat. Let sit at room temperature for about 1/2 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill for direct grilling over high heat. Remove the steaks from the pan, discard the marinade, and place the steaks on the grill. A thicker steak (such as the porterhouse) will take at least 10 minutes per side to reach medium-rare (145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer) and a thinner steak (such as the T-bone) will take as little as 7 minutes per side.
Remove the steak from the grill and place it on a cutting board. Cover the meat with a piece of aluminum foil to keep it warm, and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before slicing it against the grain.
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