I feel silly even asking, but, what were you planning to make for Father’s Day? If the answer isn’t steak, I think you need to evaluate your food priorities. If you’re a dad and want a grilled dinner, you want steak. If you have a dad and want to grill him dinner, he wants steak.
Why are we even discussing this? We’re wasting time. Let’s just move on to the recipe.
It’s Father’s Day, so go big. If you have the chance to choose between Ribeye vs Porterhouse then go with the Porterhouse. It’s my favorite cut. Oh my how I do love a good porterhouse steak. It’s easy prep, fun to grill, and so very delicious to eat.
Prepare the Porterhouse For Grilling
Here’s what I did with this steak:
Rub with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper, garlic & onion powder, and….the secret ingredient…Celery Salt. I love this stuff. It was introduced to me by my father in law, who knows a thing or two about grilling steaks.
Celery salt adds outstanding flavor to beef. Try it and you will like.
Let the porterhouse soak up the flavors for 30 minutes before grilling.
Prepare Your Grill for High Heat
I used a full chimney of Kingsford Competition briquettes for optimal searing temperature…with a handful of wood chips of course.
Have the top and bottom air vents completely open for maximum airflow and temperature.
Let the grate heat for at least 15 minutes so you will get some nice grill marks. I had my Weber at about 500+ degrees.
Sear the Steak on the Grill
Put the steak on the grate directly over the scorching hot coals and use tongs or a spatula to press the meat onto the grate (it helps with grill marks).
Let the steak grill for 2 minutes then rotate it 90 degrees.
After the steak has cooked two more minutes flip it over and let it finish cooking.
You really want it to be medium (internal temp of 140). Please don’t cook your porterhouse well done. Every time someone does that, I cry a little.
It doesn’t take much to make a tasty porterhouse. You don’t want to overpower the natural deliciousness of a porterhouse steak. I keep it simple, grill it just right, then sit back and enjoy. Ahhhh, what a treat.
P.S. Thanks, dad, for everything you’ve done for me. Happy Father’s Day!
Grilled Porterhouse Steak
- 1 Porterhouse Steak
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tsp Celery Salt
- Rub Olive Oil all over steak.
- Sprinkle remaining ingredients, flip, repeat.
- Set up your grill for direct cooking.
- Gas grill users - get it as hot as you can. Charcoal users - pile your coals up in one spot, get them blazing red hot. You want your grill above 500 if possible to sear.
- Sear steak on both sides for about 3 - 5 minutes until it is Medium doneness. (140 internal temp)