As a grillmaster, you have perfected the art of cooking the perfect cheeseburger, so it’s only natural that you would want to graduate to cooking delicious, juicy steaks. The perfect steak includes a nice outer char combined with a tender, juicy inside and just the right amount of seasoning. As a grilling enthusiast, you want to invite your favorite friends and neighbors over for the ultimate backyard barbecue. Nothing is quite as satisfying than listening to your loved ones rave about your amazing steak as they wolf it down in three hulking bites. Today, we would like to offer some tips for cooking the perfect steak:
Choose The Right Meat
When moseying up to the butcher shop or the meat section of your local grocery store, you may not know where to begin regarding your meat selection. Bobby Flay recommends choosing USDA Prime or Certified Black Angus steaks for the best results. When selecting a steak, look for marbling, which are small white streaks of fat that will add to juiciness and flavor. However, avoid meat cuts with excessive amounts of fat on their outer edges because that fat isn’t edible. The best cuts of meat have a rich, dark red color, so avoid cuts that are lighter and pinker. If you go with a ribeye or New York strip, you want the cuts to be one-and-a-half to two inches thick.
Warm Up Your Steak
About an hour prior to grilling, take your steak out of the refrigerator and let it sit in room temperature for about an hour. This helps ensure that the outside will be charred nicely while the inside keeps a nice, tender texture.
Seasoning Your Steak
Prepare your steak with some seasonings a few hours before you begin grilling. Sprinkle your steak with some kosher salt on both sides. Kosher salt contains larger grains, which result in a delicious crust on your steak. Salt helps keep your steak juicy by retaining its water content. Sprinkle your steak with freshly ground pepper from a pepper mill. Freshly ground pepper is far superior to ground pepper from a shaker, so don’t miss out on the extra flavor.
When cooking steaks, you want to use high heat, so give your propane grill plenty of time to warm up. Your grill needs to be hot enough so that you cannot hold your hand over the grill for more than two seconds.
Don’t Mess With Your Steak On The Grill
You may be tempted to poke and prod your steak as it is cooking, but every poke will help dry it out.
Rest Your Steak
Once your steak has cooked, let it sit for about ten minutes. Resting your steak results in better flavor retention and it helps spread the flavors. You’ve already put so much effort into cooking your steak, so don’t get impatient and skip this step!
Enjoy cooking delicious steaks and becoming the favorite person in your neighborhood (even if you don’t mow your yard as regularly as you should). To ensure that you never run out of propane, contact DiSanto Propane for your propane refills in upstate New York.