7 TIPS TO GRILLING A PERFECT STEAK
Excited for the next barbeque get-together with friends and family? It must have been fate that led you to this guide because if steak is on the menu, we’re here to tell you some useful tips on grilling that steak to perfection.
Make sure you wow everyone with a juicy, flavorful, and perfectly grilled steak that will be the highlight of the night. Grilling the perfect steak doesn’t mean you have to be a master chef. In fact, you can grill your steak better than your favorite steak restaurant. As long as you do these seven tips, you’re all set for the next barbeque session. Here’s how:
- Choose the rib-eye cut
Of course, you wouldn’t be able to grill a steak without your meat! First and foremost, choose the best cut of all – the rib-eye steak. Experts suggest that the rib-eye is the best steak of all because it’s extremely juicy, tender, and contains the entire beefy flavor every meat eater will love. If a rib-eye isn’t your cup of tea, you can choose the strip steaks, tenderloin steaks, porterhouse steaks, or T-bone steaks.
- Bring the steak to room temperature
Unless you’re buying a freshly-cut steak from the market, there’s no need to let it sit at room temperature. However, if you’re buying the steak from the frozen section at the grocery store, don’t put it straight to the grill. When you do this, it’s going to be a challenge cooking it through or even getting the right state will be a bit difficult. Make sure you let it sit at room temperature so the steak softens, making it easier to grill to perfection.
- Rub with salt and pepper
Keep the seasoning simple. Less is more, as they say. And there’s no other way to season the steak if you want to get that beefy flavor without letting other seasonings and sauce dominate than salt and black pepper. Give that steak a good rub of salt and pepper and it’s ready for the grill.
- Set the heat on high
Always remember that the less time your steak sits on the grill, the tenderer its meat will be. That said, you want to set the grill on high heat so you only have to spend less time on cooking your steak. Of course, you don’t want to burn it. Make sure each side only stays on the grill for four to five minutes per side.
- Don’t turn it over a few times
While on the process of grilling, it’s advisable to touch your steak to check if it’s tender enough. However, don’t flip it over a couple of times. Remember that steaks should only be turned over once. Plus, only move the steak when you decrease the heat.
- Let it sit for five minutes
Don’t let that oozing juice from the meat and aromatic smell tempt you to eat the steak right away. You want all the juices to evenly disseminate to the entire meat, so let the steak sit for about five minutes.
- Pair it with Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilled steaks are always best when paired with red wines with bold flavors. Get the best Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec bottles and enjoy!
Kerry Brooks is an avid blogger and an informative content writer who loves to write about travel, health, food, culture and more. She is currently working with Jakers, the leading steak restaurant in Idaho.