• Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    15 minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Ideal
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q


  • 4 porterhouse steaks, about 3 cm thick
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
Remove the steak from the fridge and lightly brush with olive oil.  Season with the salt and pepper.

Step 2
Preheat the barbecue for direct cooking.

Once the barbecue is preheated, leave all the burners on high.

Step 3
Place the steaks on the grill.  Using the back of your tongs, gently press down on the steak to ensure good contact with the grill.

Step 4
Close the lid and cook for between 3 and 6 minutes per side, depending on how well done you would like the steak cooked (see timing guide).  Turn the steak once, halfway through the total cooking time.

Step 5
Remove the steak from the barbecue and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes.