Dudefood tuesday: Tomahawk steak and the caveman diet
I just wanted to let you all know that this dude is still alive. Still alive, barely, but nonetheless, I’m still standing. Ofcourse everybody wants to know why they haven’t heard anything out of the DudeFood kitchen lately and why there haven’t been any updates of rich and manly dishes.
That’s all because the Misses had a brainfart and started going on a diet; Paleo (whole30) to be precise.
And on top of that, this Dude had promised to join in the starvation process (most likely a momentary lapse of reason caused by snacking from mushrooms that grow in the neighbourhood).
And for sure all the staple ingredients from the DudeFood Kitchen are off-limit in this diet.
In this diet I can’t eat grains (no sandwiches or pastas), sugar (practically everything you can buy in the supermarket), dairy (the good sauces) and also no alcohol (beer!!!).
On the other hand I can have vegetables (boooring) and fruits (also boring).
The only bright side of this diet is that it’s also nicknamed the Caveman diet, because you can eat as much meat as you want.
Anyway, the last two weeks I sympathized with the Misses and took part in her diet rituals; which made me very depressive.
I missed my DudeFood dishes and every time I wanted to sneak into the kitchen to make myself a manly snack, the Misses was waiting and gave me that Evil and menacing look as if saying: If you dare to make something tasty….
But today she is gone for the whole day and I can behave like a real Caveman in the kitchen.
That’s why I will make myself a piece of meat, which will scream: ‘Oh my Dudeness!!’
And to complete my feast I will make a big bowl of baked potatoes too.
Releasing the primal caveman and still living up to the diet a little, was never so satisfying.
Take a good steak (it’s best when the bone is still attached, because bone gives flavour during the cooking). To fulfill my caveman desires I chose a ‘modest’ piece of beef, the Tomahawk.
Why? Because this particular ribsteak is close to perfect and it reminded me of Captain Caveman from the cartoonshow.
Any other big steak will do just fine, but the Tomahawk is guaranteed to impress.
You will also need 250 gram of baby potatoes
Preparing a tomahawk steak (or another piece of big meat)
- Tomahawk steak or another piece of big meat
- small baby potatoes
- Preheat oven at 150 Celsius Wrap the bare bone in the meat in tinfoil (to prevent it from being charred and blackened) Season the meat with pepper and salt and cook in a searing hot frying pan with some oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side and add some lumps of butter for color and extra taste. After caramelizing the meat put it in a baking tray and roast in the oven until the meat has a core temperature of 50-55 Celsius. With this temperature the steak is still pink in the centre. There are two ways of knowing the exact core temperature of meat in the oven: 1: the really tough man keep their little finger in the center of the meat during the roasting. When the pinky is numb and charred, the core temp is 55 celsius. The sane and smart dude buys a core thermometer and enjoys this kitchentool the rest of his life. When the meat is ready extract from oven and let it rest for at least ten minutes.
- Together with the meat that is roasting in the oven, boil the little spuds (leave the peel, but brush the dirt off) for ten minutes in salted water. Then drain and let them cool off a little. Cut the potatoes in chunky pieces (to add to the Caveman look) and fry them crispy in a skillet with coconutoil on high heat.
- Remove the tinfoil from the steak and serve on a wooden plate together with te baked potatoes in a big bowl (preferably a clay one to give that genuine Flintstone feeling). If you’re not doing a diet right now (good decision!) you add some good mayonnaise to the baked potatoes. When you don’t think of the tomahawk as a light snack but more like dinner, you can serve some cooked or boiled veggies on the side, but this is not mandatory. The prehistoric hero on this plate is the steak.