Want to impress the kids on a day out in the park, then read on! The best way to cook a steak is on the grill. This ensures that the steak gets done just the way you like it, from raw, to medium-rare, to well-done!
But how can you cook a good steak on a barbecue? Well, it requires more than just slapping some meat on the grill and cooking away until it’s finished. And that’s where this blog post comes in! Here, we discuss everything you need to know about how to cook a perfect steak on your barbecue. This blog post is all about ‘How to Cook a Steak Grill’ and the best way to cook a steak on the BBQ. You’ll need just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) – a steak, olive oil, butter, garlic.
Grilled steak is an unbeatable summer meal. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to prepare the perfect cut of meat for a barbecue in no time.
Pick The Perfect Cut: Different cuts of steak vary in shape, size, and quality. Some cuts, such as T-bone or porterhouse steaks, have both tenderloin and short loin sections with different cooking times on either side of the bone. The theory behind choosing the perfect steak is to find the one that cooks equally well on both sides. For this reason, the strip loin has become more popular over time. The strip loin is a section of muscle with a consistent thickness and a uniform shape. The best steaks in this category are ribeye and porterhouse.
Negotiate The Bone: What shape of steak is the most popular? The answer is the ribeye. This cut has a high calorie content, but cooks evenly on both sides of the bone. Ribeye is one of those cuts that can be marbled [or ‘mottled’], and some purists will argue it does not belong in a recipe for grilled meat.
Set A Good Fire: The first step to grilling any cut of steak is to start a good fire. This can be done quickly with a charcoal or gas grill. Use lump hardwood charcoal, soak woodchips and add them to the coals. Grill some pork, sausages or hamburgers while you wait for the fire to get hot enough to cook steak properly.
Don’t Cut Into It: A lot of people like to puncture their steak in order to see how rare it is inside. The problem with poking your meat is that you could misshape the steak while doing it. You also run the risk of letting out all the juices that need to stay inside of your cut.
Protect The Meat: There are a lot of cuts available, so you want to take care that you don’t overcook them or dry them out by using the wrong grilling method. For example, flank steaks can be very tough if they are not placed on a hot grill immediately after grilling some vegetables.
Marinade It: Look for cuts of meat that come with their own marinade. When you go to the grocery store, it’s usually possible to find a variety of pre-marinated meats. These cuts can be placed on the grill right away and do not require a long marinating period.
How to Cook a Steak Grill- What do you need ?
A good quality steak. The best cuts are ribeye, porterhouse, and strip loin, which have a density of muscle that is consistent all over the cut. The less marbled, the better suited it will be to juicy grilled meat.
- Olive oil – 1/2 cup or 2 tablespoons, depending on how much fat you want in your marinade, plus a few extra sprigs if you want to brush it on the meat right before grilling.
- Some butter – 1 tablespoon plus 2 or 3 teaspoons.
- 2 or 3 garlic cloves – minced with the flat of a knife.
- A handful of fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped.
- Salt and pepper to taste (do not skip this step!).
- 1 egg white – optional but recommended so that you can apply the marinade better to the meat, for faster grilling. Blend in a food processor first to make it smoother if you want.
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce.
How To Grill A Perfect Steak?
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well with a whisk or a fork. A handheld whisk is recommended, as it’s easier to mix ingredients quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently.
- Put your steak in a Ziploc bag and pour the marinade over it completely, making sure that every piece of steak is coated evenly with the marinade on all sides.
- Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight. It’s best to let it sit overnight.
- Once the meat has rested, put your steak on a clean work surface and sprinkle some salt and pepper on both sides of the steak, making sure to coat all sides evenly so that it gets a nice caramelization effect as well.
- Take your steak out of the bag and make sure it’s completely dry all over, especially in the oil-marinated zones.
- Put your steak on the grill, and cook it with the lid down.
- If you prefer your steak medium-rare to rare, take it off after 4 minutes or so (don’t forget to rotate the side that is now facing up!).
- Put both steaks back on the grill for a few seconds if you want them to be well done.
- If you want to add some colour, brush both sides of the steak with some olive oil or butter, and let it sit for a few minutes on the grill before flipping it over.
- To serve, slice your steak into thin slices, turning the board to make it easier.
- Serve with a nice wine that you can drink while waiting for the meat to be done. 🙂
For better results, try this variation:
- Follow the recipe above.
- Before serving, microwave the steak in a bowl of water to warm it up and give it some juiciness again.
- Slice your steak into thin slices, turning the board to make it easier.
- Place on a plate and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and add some pepper or salt if needed.
How to know when steak is done?
- To test the firmness of a steak, press on it with your thumb. If it feels soft and springy, it is rare; if it is hard and firm, it is well done.
- To test for doneness, use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
- To test for doneness, insert the tip of a knife into the center of the steak, being careful not to cut into the bone. If a small amount of red juice oozes from the hole in the center, it is rare; if more red juice flows out and seems to fill up your hand, it is well done.
Fold up your sleeves and get ready to cook the perfect grill steak