How to Cook Steak
Steak, the most important type of beef.
How to Cook an Amazing Steak
- Always cook meat at room temperature, never cold or frozen.
- Saturate in olive oil and sea salt or other seasoning. (Try Santa Maria sold in the meat department.)
- Heat your grill to 450 degrees.
- Sear the steak on either side, only long enough to make quality looking grill marks. Usually takes only 2 minutes a side.
- Remove steaks from bottom rack and place on the top rack.
- Turn off the middle burner below the steaks, effectively making your grill a convection oven.
- Reduce the grill temp to 350-degrees. If you don’t have a grill that holds a constant temperature, buy a new one.
- No more chewy leather on the outside, no more over cooked steaks, and always more tender.
- Steak Trick: If I am cooking for others, I want to avoid making multiple cuts in a steak or poking holes in it with a thermometer, therefore, I always cook one extra steak as my “test” steak and cut it multiple times to get a representative sample of how it is cooking without cutting the others.
- The test steak makes a great snack when nobody is looking.
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