So for every aspiring grill master out there, sit back, and take your time reading this brief guide. Make sure that you have your grill ready for action!
Get the temperature right!
Rare – 125F
Medium Rare – 135F
Medium Well – 150F
Well-done – 160F
Mind your seasonings
However, if you really want to unleash the best flavor in your steak, it’s best to blend the flavor on your own. Don’t skimp on herbs and spices. Also, never cut the meat to check the doneness no matter how tempted you are. It will expose the insides, which will make the doneness a little off than what you’re planning for.
Using the right grill
It’s a foolproof choice, especially if you’re worried about uneven cooking and the meat sticking too much on the grates.
How to grill the perfect steak
*New York strip steaks or ½-inch thick rib-eye steak
*2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
*Steak rub (store-bought or your own blend)
Step 1. Preheat your grill to a high setting and treat the steaks with the coconut oil. Also, sprinkle pepper and salt on both sides lavishly. If you’re not into the basic taste, you can use your choice of steak rub to spice things up. However, apply only the amount that sticks to the meat. A very thick rub will burn and make your steak taste awful.
Step 2. Set the steaks on the grill and let it sit until slightly charred with a golden brown color. Do this for 4 minutes.
Step 3. Turn the steaks and let it grill for 3 minutes for Medium Rare; 7 minutes for Medium Well; and 10 minutes for Well Done. For Rare steaks, less than 3 minutes is ideal.
Step 4. After you achieve the right internal temperature for your choice of doneness, remove the steaks from the grill. Let it sit for 5 minutes for the juices to settle before chopping it into pieces.
Step 5. Sprinkle your steak with your choice of herbs. You can do so a minute before you remove it from the grill. You can also use butter instead.
Nailing the best steak takes practice and the right technique. So even if you’re having a hard time, you will surely get to cook a juicy steak with a little more patience. Besides, even the best grill masters had their own start. You can use this guide to improve your grilling prowess and to impress your guest the next time you hold a BBQ party.