Get ready to indulge in a mouth-watering grilled tomahawk pork chop that will leave you wanting more! This recipe combines two cooking techniques, smoking and reverse searing, to achieve the perfect tender and flavorful pork chop. With its impressive size and striking presentation, this dish is sure to impress your family and friends at any gathering or special occasion.
Elevate Your Pork Chop Game
By using a tomahawk pork chop and mastering the art of smoking and reverse searing, you can take your pork chop game to the next level. The combination of these two methods results in a perfectly cooked and tender pork chop with a deliciously smoky flavor and a crispy exterior. And to top it all off, we have a vibrant and herbaceous chimichurri sauce that takes this dish to new heights.
What is a Tomahawk Pork Chop?
A tomahawk pork chop is a thick, bone-in pork chop that comes from the rib area of the pig. What sets it apart is the extended bone handle, which is trimmed and Frenched, giving it a distinct and impressive appearance. While the meat itself is not different from a regular chop, the tomahawk chop’s visual appeal makes it a popular choice for special occasions. These cuts are typically larger than regular pork chops and are known for their juicy and tender meat. You are more likely to find them at your local butcher shop than at a commercial grocer.
How to Reverse Sear Tomahawk Pork Chops
Reverse searing is the key to achieving the perfect tomahawk pork chop. Start by preheating your smoker to 225°F and setting the grill for smoking over indirect heat. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Lightly coat each chop with a small amount of olive oil and season them generously with your favorite dry rub.
Next, place the pork chops on the smoker grill grates and cook them for approximately 20-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches about 115°F-120°F. This timing may vary depending on the thickness of the chops and other factors, so it’s a good idea to use an instant-read thermometer to track the temperature.
Once the pork chops reach the desired temperature, remove them from the grill and let them rest for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, increase the heat of your grill to medium-high heat, around 500°F, for searing. Sear the tomahawk pork chops for 1-2 minutes per side or until a crust forms and the internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness.
Remember to let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Add a dab of butter over the top and serve with chimichurri sauce for extra flavor.
What to Serve with Tomahawk Pork Chops
To complement the rich flavors of the tomahawk pork chops, consider serving them with a variety of sides. A classic chimichurri sauce is a must, but you can also pair them with a shredded kale and cabbage Caesar salad, sweet potato fritters, smoked scalloped potatoes, or grilled lemon pepper parmesan Brussels sprouts.
More Recipes to Try
If you’re a fan of tomahawk pork chops, you’ll love experimenting with other smoked and grilled recipes. How about trying a smoked tomahawk steak, smoked dill pickled brined pork chops, smoked pork steaks, or even smoking a pork loin roast? The options are endless!
So why wait? Get your tomahawk pork chop and fire up the grill for a culinary adventure that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Enjoy this delicious recipe brought to you by Hook’d Up Bar and Grill!