Have you ever dreamed of indulging in a decadent 24K golden steak? You may have seen Salt Bae’s famous golden steak, which costs a staggering $1000 at his renowned restaurant. But what if I told you that you could create your own golden steak at home for a fraction of the price? My husband has made it for me. In this article, I will show and guide you through the process of making a mouthwatering 24K golden steak for just $70.
24K Gold Steak Ingredients
- 2.5-pound tomahawk ribeye
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt BBQ rub
- Edible gold leaf
24K Gold Steak Instructions
Before we dive into the cooking process, let’s talk about the cost. While a golden steak at Salt Bae’s restaurant may set you back a small fortune, you can find a suitable cut of meat at your local butcher shop for an affordable price. I managed to purchase a 2.5-pound tomahawk steak, known for its impressive 2-inch width and excellent marbling, for only $46.
Preparing the Steak
To ensure that your golden steak turns out perfectly, it’s crucial to prepare the meat correctly. Begin by cleaning the bone and removing any excess fat and skin. This will help prevent flare-ups and ensure even cooking. Once you’ve cleaned the bone, trim any excess fat from the lower part of the steak. Excessive fat can lead to burning and affect the steak’s flavor.
Seasoning the Steak
For the perfect flavor, simplicity is key. Season your tomahawk steak generously with barbecue salt, preferably kosher salt due to its medium-sized grains that complement the steak beautifully. Additionally, sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper and a touch of garlic powder to enhance the taste. With the steak seasoned to perfection, it’s time to move on to the cooking process.
Cooking the Golden Steak
Start by lighting the charcoal in your grill. Once the coals are hot, place the grill grate over the fire and allow it to preheat. Carefully place the seasoned tomahawk steak on the grill, searing it for approximately five minutes per side. The goal here is to achieve a beautifully seared exterior while keeping the juices locked inside.
After searing, move the steak to the other side of the grill, and for an added smoky flavor, you can incorporate wood chips or chunks of your choice. Cover the grill with the lid, leaving the vent partially open, and let the steak cook for about 15 minutes. This resting period allows the flavors to develop and ensures the steak reaches the desired temperature.
The Golden Touch
Once the steak is cooked to your desired doneness (aim for a temperature between 145 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-well), remove it from the grill and wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes, as this will help retain its juices and maintain optimal tenderness.
Now comes the moment you’ve been waiting for—the transformation into a golden steak. Edible 24K gold leaf sheets can be purchased on platforms like Amazon for around $30. Carefully unwrap the steak and delicately apply the gold leaf to its surface, one sheet at a time. Exercise precision and take caution as the gold leaf is extremely delicate and can be easily damaged.
The Final Touches
As you complete the gold leaf application, you’ll witness the steak’s remarkable transformation. The glistening golden exterior adds a touch of opulence and elegance to the dish, making it visually stunning. Once the steak is fully adorned, it’s time to feast on your very own 24K golden steak.
With a little creativity, culinary skill, and a modest budget, you can recreate the luxurious experience of indulging in a 24K golden steak at home. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can enjoy a succulent, juicy, and visually captivating golden steak without breaking the bank. Treat yourself and impress your guests with this extraordinary culinary masterpiece that combines affordability and extravagance in every bite.