A good steak is a good thing. However, even the best steak can be made into “shoe leather” if not prepared and cooked properly. So, let’s look at how we should treat this lovely delicacy as BBQ season approaches.
Select Carefully – A good steak usually has a higher price. Buying a better cut means you’ll get a much better taste and texture in the end. Save money on the side-dishes if you must, but buy a good steak! Usually, you want 1 to 1.5 inches in thickness in a cut.
Warm Up – Let your steak “warm up” to room temperature while you “pre-heat” your grill to a high enough heat to sear the outside of your steak, sealing in all the delicious, flavorful juices.
Trim the Fat – Marbling gives flavor, but excess fat around the edges just drips off and causes flare ups on the grill. Trim the excess fat and “tame the flames.”
Seasoning – Kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and maybe some olive oil. Yep, that’s it.
Sear and Move – Sear each side of your steak at high heat for 2 to 3 minutes and then move them to a cooler area of the grill to finish cooking. Make sure to use tongs and do not pierce the steak with a fork!
Resting – Cover your steaks with foil so they will remain warm and “rest them” for five minutes. They will continue to cook during this time.
Enjoy! You deserve it! … P.S. Call me over too!
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