Best meat for big parties

Tomahawk steak

Tomahawk steak

What cuts of meat can you suggest that are low maintenance and high impact for parties?

The eternal challenge with any big barbie is ensuring all meats are cooked to the required doneness at the same time. No mean feat.

Something that can really wow a crowd without getting too tricky is a giant share-steak. Ever cooked a tomahawk steak or centre-cut T-bone? They can weigh upwards of two kilos and feed up to eight or more guests as part of your spread. Good butchers who break their own beef or supply the restaurant trade should be able to cut these bad boys for you to order.

The technique is simple: get your grill nice and hot, then sear a nice crunchy brown exterior on your well-seasoned steaks on all sides.

Now let them rest either on the rack on the barbie or in a very low-temperature oven while you grill whatever else you're serving. Bring those spectacular steaks to the table and carve them up to the delight of your guests.

Here are some recipes for big cuts of meat and fish to try.


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