Some people find grilling a great steak to be a challenging task. Well at MHTG we want to make sure you’ve seen your last days of screwing up a steak. Before we get into some grilling tips to help you make the best steak you’ve ever had, I want you to remember that all of this is accomplished much easier while drinking beer. So crack open you’re favorite brew, and let’s get started.
Preparing the Meat (I’m talking about the steak)
You’re steak absolutely has to be completely thawed. Trying to grill a steak that is frozen or partially thawed is a recipe for disaster. Rub whatever spices you prefer into your meat on both sides (again, I’m talking about the steak).
Preparing the Grill
Just like you do with your significant other, you have to preheat the grill before you give it any meat. You want to heat your grill on a medium-high temperature. Once it is good and hot, brush the surface with a little bit of vegetable oil.
Grilling Your Steak
Alright, your steak is ready, the grill is heated and prepared, and now it’s time to slap that bad boy on there. Ever wonder how restaurants get that diamond shaped grill mark on your steak? Well, it’s real easy. Place your steak on the grill at a 45 degree angle. Do not cover the grill. After about 2 minutes, gently lift one corner of the steak and look for the grill marks. If you see them, turn your steak to the opposite 45 degree angle. Do not flip it at this time.
Do not flip the steak until you start to see blood pooling on the top of your steak. When you see this, it is time to flip it. Lay it down at a 45 degree angle once again. Follow the same steps above to get the diamond shaped grill marks on this side of the steak too.
Alright, So When is the Damn Thing Done?
This is where most people go wrong with their steaks. The easiest way to F up a really good steak is to overcook it. You must watch the steak closely to really be able to tell how done it is.
A medium rare steak is when the blood just begins to pool on the top of the steak.
For a medium steak look for lots of blood pooling on top of the steak. The blood should still be red.
On a well down steak, the blood will be grey. It will stop coming out of the meat.
There is no visible way to tell when a rare steak is done. Someone who enjoys a rare steak is usually perfectly content with a medium rare steak cooked as mentioned above.
It’s Time to Eat
When you take your steak off the grill try not to allow any of the juices to run off the top. You should allow the steak to sit for about 5 minutes after removing it from the grill before serving.
That’s all there is to grilling the perfect steak. Now you have no excuse for screwing up the next one.