Dirty Steaks

Delicious recipe from Nic Williams. Tried and tested by us all at Greenfield Services.

This Dirty Steak recipe is a method used by several michelin starred chefs using the Big Green Egg. Instead of using any cooking surface, the steak is just cooked directly on the coals, giving the ‘dirty’ part of the name of this recipe. This direct cook really crisps up the fat within the steak. Surprisingly, very little charcoal sticks to the steak and what does can easily be brushed off.

NEVER use briquettes or cheaper lumpwood charcoal as they are packed with chemicals.

• Steak, a well marbled piece is best

For the baste:
• 1 tsp chopped rosemary

• 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper

• 1 tbsp Olive Oil

• 1/2 tsp Maldon Salt

• 1 clove Crushed garlic

1. Light the EGG ready for direct cooking Heat to 300C. Allow the charcoal to get really hot all over the grilling area.

2. Leave the steak out to allow to reach room temperature.

3. Place the steak directly onto the charcoal and close the lid. Depending on how much marbling your teak has, it may smoke a lot.

4. Cook for 2 to 2.5 minutes depending on how thick it is.

5. Open and turn your steak.

6. Cook for a further 2 to 2.5 minutes.

7. Take off your steak, wipe off any charcoal then baste it.

8. Wrap it in foil and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.

After you’ve cooked your steak, treat it to a nice baste and then rest it.

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