Piri Piri Tomahawk Steak

Piri Piri Tomahawk Steak

10 mins
45 mins

Juicy tomahawk steak combined with a hot and sour piri piri sauce


for the steak:

  • 1 Tomahawk Steak
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower oil

for the sauce:

  • 0,5 Medium Red Pepper
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers (fresh, coarsely chopped, seeds removed)
  • 6 Chili Pepper (fresh, coarsely chopped)
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 4 Large Basil Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Oregano
  • ¼ cup Onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • Lemon Juice (adjust)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • ¼ cup dark vinegar (optional)


Step 1 of 9
Allow the tomahawk steak to come to room temperature (leave it out for approx. 3 hours before grilling)
Preheat the grill to maximum temperature
Brush the steak with a little oil and season before grilling
Grill at high temperatures (over 250 °C) on all sides to create a nice crust and irresistible roasted flavours. Halfway through, you can turn the steak 90° to get a nice grill pattern.
Then simmer over a low heat (approx. 140 °C) until cooked to the desired doneness. Plan a duration of roughly 20-30 minutes for this. Of course, it always depends on the thickness of the piece of meat, as well as the desired core temperature. Use a grill thermometer to measure the correct core temperature. Target core temperature: 55 degrees
Remove the steak from the grill about 2 °C below the target temperature and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
Then carve, before adding salt and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy the flavour!
Preparation for the sauceCombine all the dry ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until the desired consistency is achieved. You can puree the whole thing until creamy or leave it a little chunky, it’s entirely up to you.
Now cook the piri piri sauce in a pan over a low heat for about 10 minutes and season with a little salt and pepper. To make the sauce taste spicy and slightly sour, you can give it an extra kick with a little lemon juice and vinegar.
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