Cooking Steaks 101: Tips for Grilling the Perfect Steak

July 07, 2024

Cooking Steaks 101: Tips for Grilling the Perfect Steak

Grilling steaks, in my opinion, is the best way to cook a steak. Why? Besides the easy clean up, the smoky, grilled flavor a grill provides no other cooking method can mimic. 

Not all steaks are created equal. Starting with our premium dry-aged beef is the easiest part of grilling - but don't be intimidated to cook it!  When you start with beef that is tender and flavorful, it makes your job easier.

 

Preparation:

*Acclimate your steak, aka "bringing your steak to room temperature," is one of the easiest things you can do to cook the perfect steak. Simply remove your thawed steak from the fridge and set on a plate prior to grilling. Why? This helps the steak cook more evenly. 

*When we are having steaks for supper, the first thing I do is get it out of the fridge while prepping everything else. On average, our steaks sit for about 30 minutes or so before being placed on the grill. 

Season your steak. When seasoning steak, we prefer to keep it simple and season with salt and pepper. If we want to add some extra flavor, our roasted garlic smoked salt seasoning is fantastic. 

Oil the grillIf you would like to oil the grill, make sure your grill grates are clean and apply oil right before cooking.  

Get your grill HOT! The MOST IMPORTANT tip for grilling is to get your grill HOT. We have our grill set to 450-475 F. When grilling multiple steaks, place a few inches apart, as this allows the steaks to cook evenly. 

Don't Over Flip When you place your steak on the grill - don't touch it! It is important to keep an eye on your steaks, assuming you know where the hot spots are, and to keep the lid closed. A closed lid allows your steaks to cook evenly and decrease flare ups. 

Thermometers are your friend Fast reading thermometers are your friend when grilling. You want to remove your steak 5-10 degrees below your targeted temperature. Why? Your steak will need to rest* once removed from the grill and it will continue to cook during this time.

*Resting your steak is when you remove the steak from the grill, place on a plate/pan, and lightly cover with aluminum foil. (This allows some heat to escape.) Resting steaks allows the juices to redistribute through the steak as well as come up to temperature. I suggest resting steaks for 5-10 minutes.

 



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