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Sunday, May 30, 2010

How to grill a steak


There are many ways to grill a good steak, here is my proven way to grill a great steak.  Just as a warning this method takes a little longer to cook so plan ahead, you don’t want your hungry “customers” forcing you to speed up the process resulting in a lesser steak.

  1. Season steak generously with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper on both sides of steak.
  2. Leave steak on counter to come up to room temperature and let seasoning get into the meat for 20 minutes.  Do not skip this step it is critical…
  3. Add water soaked wood chips to disposable aluminum small bread loaf pan and place below grill grate.
  4. Close grill and preheat grill on high
  5. Add meat to the grill and close cover, after 5 minutes flip over the steak and close cover for another 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to low and move steak to upper rack and close grill.  Check every 5 minutes to see if the meat is at the proper temperature for how you want it cooked.
    1. Rare: 145F
    2. Medium: 160F
    3. Well: 170F
  7. Once you hit the right temperature place the meat on a cutting board to cool for 10 minutes.  This is when things get hard, you are hungry you can smell the steak but if you cut into the meat early much of the delicious juices will be lost.  Trust me it is worth the weight.
  8. Enjoy