Tomahawk Steak

Gaiss’ Market, located on Bates and Bayshore Road, is a proud sponsor of Wildwood365. Join us each Tuesday on Wildwood365.com and @wildwood365 on social media as we share our summer BBQ tips and tricks.


This week is all about the Tomahawk Steak! A tomahawk steak is essentially a ribeye steak specifically cut with at least 5 inches of rib bone left intact. The long rib bone has been flayed of its meat to give its hatchet-like appearance. The tomahawk steak is an incredibly tender steak with buttery, rich flavor. They’re commonly found at Wildwood festivals, like the NJ BBQ Championship & Blues Festival, but you can make your own right at home!


For the best steak, take your tomahawk out of the fridge an hour before cooking. Season with salt and pepper, on both sides, and let it come to room temp. Preheat your grill to 475-500°F and let the temp hold for a few minutes to get the grill nice and hot. You’ll want a very hot grill to get perfect grill marks and lock in flavor.


To cook a Tomahawk, you’ll need a pair or two of long tongs. These steaks are sometimes difficult to flip, due to their size and the fat strip which can flare up on the grill. Always be safe and wear grill gloves if you’re more comfortable.


Tomahawks vary in size but at Gaiss’ ours are typically two to three inches thick. You’ll want to cook your steaks for 6-8 minutes on each side, then lower your heat to around 350 and continue to cook until your desired temp is reached. We love 130* for medium rare. Don’t forget when your tomahawk comes off the grill it will continue to cook. To keep the steak juicy, rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.


You can get your Tomahawk steak, seasonings and sauces, sides and more all at Gaiss’ Market!


Gaiss’ Market is located at 1215 Bayshore Road, Villas New Jersey, open everyday from 8 AM-6 PM. Make sure to stop by for all of your BBQ needs and check our gaissmarket.com for more info and sales.





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