The art of grilling a steak can be one of the trickiest balancing acts to master. Just a little too much cooking and your juicy steak can quickly turn into a dry mess. In this guide we’ll be looking at how you to grill steak and telling you just how you can cook the perfect steak every single time you open up the grill.
Before we delve into the basics of grilling steak it is important to make sure that you pay attention throughout cooking. In the world steaks, a minute makes a big difference. So if you’re distracted during cooking your unlikely to produce that mouth-watering steak at the end of cooking.
You also need to acknowledge that each steak is differently, whether you’re cooking a sirloin, rump or ribeye steak, there are a variety of techniques at your disposal to get the most flavor. Regardless of what cut of meat you choose, you need to make sure that your meat has an internal temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Fundamentals of Grilling Steak
When it comes to cooking a steak with flavor, oil is incredibly important. One of the best ways to bring the taste out of your burger is to use groundnut oil. The reason is that it has a mild flavor that won’t overpower the burgers taste and it can also stand up to the high heat of the grill without burning.
There are a number of different ways to physically oil your steak. One way is to add the oil to a dry pan and the other is to add the oil to the steak and then place it in the pan. Both methods yield great results, but you need to make sure that there is an even spread of oil with either. If you’re using the former make sure the oil is adequately heated before you add the burgers (this reduces grease).
For most people, a good steak only requires a dash of salt and pepper to complement the meats flavor. The trick to making this work is not to season early in cooking. Pouring salt on your steak will suck out all the moisture and result in a dry a taste.
It’s a good idea to salt and pepper a plate before rubbing your steak onto the plate and placing it on the grill. f you want to try something a little more adventurous, dry spices like coriander seeds go well with most cuts of meat. Vinegar or honey are also good alternatives if you want a little more moisture.
How To Cook Steak
- Leave your steak to stand until it reaches room temperature. Note that you should leave your steak to sit for more than an hour before cooking.
- Once this is done oil your steak with vegetable oil on both sides evenly. Make sure that you don’t oil the grill as well as this won’t result in the best flavor.
- Preheat your grill to high until it reaches a temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the steak on the grill and leave to cook. Measure the temperature with a thermometer. If you’re cooking it medium rare, wait until its internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re cooking a well done steak wait until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the steak has reached the desired temperature cover with foil and set aside for 8-10 minutes. This will help to retain the juices inside the meat.
- Your steak is now ready to serve!
Its All in the Cut
As you can see, grilling a steak doesn’t need to be difficult. Little things like tenting your steak with foil and using a thermometer can make a big difference in the end taste. If you’ve got a barbecue coming up take some time to find a tender cut of meat. Filet and Ribeye steaks bought from your local butcher will have a much better taste than most cuts available in a supermarket.
Following the steps above will see a dramatic difference in the quality of your steak. We recommend taking the time to read up on particular cuts of meat to see if there are any additional niche tricks you can add on to our general guidance here. The most important thing to remember is to take your time and have fun!