Nothing beats a great grilled steak. It is one of the best summer meals to prepare for guests or for family bonding. It is also one of the most tender and flavorful types of meat.
To prepare the perfect grilled steak, there are some key tips and tricks that you need to know. If you are learning to grill and want to come out with a delicious meal on your first try, then read on.
Here are some tips that you need to know when preparing grilling steak.
Salting Your Steak Early
One of the best grilling tips is to salt your steak early. By salting the steak at least 30 minutes before you put it on the grill, you allow the salt to start to season your steak.
Salt is a powerful flavor enhancer and allows for juices to be retained in the steak for tenderness. Salting early allows your steak to develop a unique flavorful crust when cooked. The earlier you salt, the more time it has to penetrate the steak and impart flavor.
Bring the Steaks to Room Temperature
Bringing steak to room temperature before grilling different types of steak is one of the best tips for achieving a perfectly cooked, juicy steak. Take the steak out of the refrigerator 30-45 minutes prior to grilling. This allows the steak to lose chill and come to near room temperature.
Proper tempering (bringing it to room temperature) allows the steak to absorb more flavor and cook more evenly. As a result, a better-tasting steak with a more consistently cooked texture is produced.
When you start to cook the steak, it should have a brown crust with a nicely charred outside. That even char can only be accomplished if the steak is at the right temperature prior to grilling.
Thicker Steaks Should Slide Over
This may require you to let the steak sit for a few minutes once it’s put on the grill and to carefully move the steak after you set it down. This will ensure that the steak doesn’t stick to the grates and that it cooks evenly on both sides.
Make sure your grill is preheated to the desired temperature, and always let the steak rest after it’s taken off before you start cutting into it. This allows the steak to reabsorb the flavourful juices and will help you achieve a juicy and delicious steak.
Use a Thermometer And/or a Timer
When you prepare a delicious steak, a thermometer should be used to measure the internal temperature of the steak and make sure it is cooked at the desired temperature. It can help to ensure that the steak is cooked for the right amount of time and not overcooked. When the timer goes off, it’s time to check the steak’s internal temperature with the thermometer.
If the steak is not cooked enough, it can be cooked a little longer. Conversely, if the steak is overcooked, it can be removed from the heat and set aside to let it rest and reabsorb its juices.
Hacks to Save Time and Resources While Grilling Steak
Grilling steak is much simpler than you may have thought! With a few easy techniques, such as seasoning with salt and pepper, using a meat thermometer, and allowing the steak to rest, you can make the perfect steak every time!
So what are you waiting for? Turn on that grill and get started today!
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