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Michael Symon's Steakhouse Porterhouse

Michael Symon Steakhouse Porterhouse
The perfect meat lover's meal!
skill level
Easy
time
Over 120min
servings
4
cost
$$
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ingredients
  • 4-finger Porterhouse
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Pepper
  • 1 Head Garlic (split)
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Oregano
  • 2-inch Chunk of Slab Bacon
  • Coarse Sea Salt to Garnish
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  • 1
    4-finger Porterhouse
    1 tablespoon Salt
    1 tablespoon Sugar
    Pepper
    Mix the salt, pepper and sugar, and season steak liberally with the mixture, at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2
      
    Preheat oven to 450F.
  • 3
    2-inch Chunk of Slab Bacon
    Let steak come to room temperature, and heat a large cast iron pan over high heat and add chunk of bacon to allow fat to render.
  • 4
    1 Head Garlic (split)
    2 tablespoons Fresh Oregano
    2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    Add the steak and caramelize for 4-6 minutes, then flip steak and add garlic, oregano and 2 tablespoons butter to pan. Caramelize second side for 4-6 minutes, baste with drippings and transfer to oven to roast. Use a meat thermometer to check for desired doneness, about 120F for medium-rare, about 10 minutes of roasting.
  • 5
    2/3 cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
    Coarse Sea Salt to Garnish
    While steak is resting, mix butter with the roasted garlic from the pan, oregano and a large pinch of salt. Baste the steak with some of the pan juices. Spread butter on top of steak. Return to oven to broiler for 4-5 minutes. Serve with pan drippings from melted butter and bacon fat.
  • 6
      
    Note: Try serving with creamed spinach and potatoes for a complete steakhouse dinner.
 
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