How to Grill a Steak
Do you love grilled steaks? If you’ve been wanting to try grilling your own steak at home, this step couldn’t be any simpler. Follow these steps on how to grill steak and surprise your family with awesome restaurant-quality steak at home.
Step 1: Fire up the grill.
For grilling steaks, you need the heat as high as possible. When the coals are reads, arrange them in a three-zone fire. Put the top grill and allow it to heat up then oil it using long handled tongs.
Step 2: Bring the Steak to Room Temperature
Take the steaks out of the fridge and let the steaks reach the room temperature about an hour before you cook them. Meanwhile, trim the excess fat, keeping a thin layer of fat, which causes flare-ups and curling.
Step 3: Season the Steak
Drizzle some olive oil. Then, liberally apply coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Flip the steak and repeat the process.
Step 4: Sear the Steak
Place the steaks on the hot grill to sear. Don’t move them for 2-3 minutes. Use the tongs again to flip steaks and sear the other side. After searing, move the steaks to the indirect heat side of your charcoal grill to finish cooking.
Step 5: Check for Doneness
Using a digital instant-read meat thermometer, check the temperature of the steak while it’s still on the grill. A temperature of 130 to 145 degrees F is the range between medium-rare and medium. You can, however, use the finger test if you don’t have a meat thermometer.
TIP: Remember, the steak will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill so sear the steak quickly about 15° F before it reaches its ideal temperature.
Step 6: Let the Steak Rest
Once you take your steaks off the grill, don’t cut into them right away. Steaks need to rest so the juices can go back into the meat and not run all over your platter. Seal it with a little butter and let it melt into the steak. Cover with foil to keep them warm and let them rest for at least 5 minutes. Lastly, slice and serve the steak.
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