If you’re like most people with a grill, sooner or later you’ll try your hand at grilling a steak. Steak can be notoriously difficult to grill, and usually turns out either overdone or underdone. To grill a great steak, you’ll need these pointers.
Use Ribeyes or Strips
If you’re starting out with cheap steaks or tough cuts of meat, no amount of grilling is going to save them. Stick with tender cuts such as ribeyes or strip steaks, preferably with some marbling. Marbling shows fat, which can be a source of flavor.
Don’t Pierce the Steak
Like many people, you probably try to turn your steaks with a fork of some kind,which punctures the steak every time you turn it.. In fact, you might have learned somewhere that puncturing the steak can help it cook on the inside. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you pierce the steak and its juices begin to flow into the bed of the grill, that’s all your juiciness running out. It’s possible that you’re going to end up with an overcooked piece of meat. Instead, use grill tongs. Remember to avoid pressing the meat too hard, as that too forces all the juice from the meat.
Don’t Grill Cold Steak
A lot of people leave the steak in the refrigerator before grilling it. This can be a mistake, as it could result in uneven cooking and other problems. Instead, lay out the steak on the table or counter for 20-30 minutes. This will result in a much better tasting steak, as it will sear properly on the outside and cook well on the inside.
With these tips, grilling a fantastic steak is both possible and probable. Discuss your steaks with friends and check out what the experts think so you can learn even more. Work on your steak grilling skills often so that you can impress others at your next party.