A Simple Meal

Grilled Prime Ribeye Steak

Last week we had friends over and grilled a Prime Ribeye steak that I had cut off a bone in prime rib roast, the steak was about 3 lbs. and 4″ thick. I had just attended a book signing/demo at Melissa’s Produce with Jamie Purviance and his new book, Weber’s Ultimate Grilling and was eager to try some of his fabulous recipes.

When I brought this book home my husband, Frank,  promptly stole it and put it on his side of the table. After several readings he was excited to try some new ideas that he picked up from the book. He decided to set up our Weber with a ‘hot’ side and a ‘cool’ side and he also wanted to get a little smoke on the steak so to get the ‘smoke’ he placed a chunk of hardwood into a pan, filled it with water and let it soak for an hour or so. Then he placed it on the hot side of the bbq, closed the lid and let it heat up to a smoke point.

I made sure the meat was nice and dry, seasoned it with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper. We grilled it on the hot side of the bbq for about 3 minutes, turning it a quarter turn before flipping it over to the other side and repeating the process. Frank then moved the steak to the cool side and covered the Weber with the lid; we let it smoke until the steak was about 125°, removed it and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing it. This ensures the meat will be rare to medium rare when we do cut it; the steak will continue to cook after it’s removed from the heat and it needs the off heat time to let the juices settle back into the meat.

We added some grilled corn and a garden fresh salad with just picked tomatoes, cucumbers & mixed greens. The prime rib was tender, juicy with just a little hint of smoke, a success all around. We’ll definitely be using this method in the future for all cuts of meat and poultry. Thanks for the informative and thoughtful book Jamie!

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