You might love backyard burgers or find grilled chicken the best. However, do you know what’s the ultimate king of the cookout? Well, it is a perfectly grilled steak! But you don’t have to order takeout or go to a restaurant every time you crave it. With the correct cooking techniques and other essential details, you can prepare the perfect grilled steak at home, yourself.
Below, we will discuss how to grill steak perfectly every time!
Know what cut of steak is best for you
No matter what you are cooking (rib-eye, filet, sirloin, skirt, etc.), you must know what you are buying. The cut of steak plays a crucial role in determining the best method for cooking the steak.
Safely defrost the meat
First, defrost the steak if it is frozen while ensuring you do not just leave it out on the counter all day. You can even defrost it in the fridge a day or two before you cook.
Dry your steak (if you want to)
It is recommended to dry off any excess moisture using a paper towel before you begin cooking.
Choose your rub
You can take the steak grilling game up a notch by making a good rub — a mixture of seasonings and dry spices. It will help to form a delicious crust on your steak. You can also season the steak just before you grill it.
Do not be stingy with the salt
Make sure not to be stingy with the salt. Generously season the steak with salt before you grill it. Doing this will give you the perfect restaurant-quality flavor.
Prep the grill
Get your grill ready. Ensure the burners have not rusted and the propane tank is in the right condition. It should be clean with no residue from past cooking. Clean the grill grates using a grill brush. Then, start your grill and let it preheat for a few minutes until it is nice and hot.
Get a grill thermometer
Use a grill thermometer to check how hot the grill is. The ideal temperature to cook a steak is between 450 and 500 F.
Place the steak on the grill and leave it for a few minutes to get a nice crust on the outside. Give the steak a 1/3 turn on each side to get those iconic criss-cross grill marks.
Use a meat thermometer
Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the inside of the steak is at your preferred temperature before you pull it off the grill.
Rest the steak
To achieve the ultimate steak experience, it is essential to allow steak some time to rest after you finish the cooking. It allows the muscle fibers to relax and the internal temperature to equalize, resulting in the best possible steak.
About Nebraska Star Beef
Following these steps will help you get a perfectly grilled steak every time. At Nebraska Star Beef, we sell premium-quality beef products and seasoning mixes with hassle-free delivery. Our clients choose us for our commitment to excellence, quality, and consistency. For more information, contact us at (308) 876-2250, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our online contact form.