Steak is the name given to the fleshy part of a meat, in majority of the cases - beef. For many people, the pungent smell of raw steak drives them away from the mere thought of cooking it, so you can simply forget about their actually indulging in the task. Though many people are unaware of this, it is a fact that if you flavor a steak with pepper, kosher salt and olive oil, you will not only be able to get rid of its meaty smell, but also be assured of a very enticing aroma and lip-smacking taste. After seasoning the meat, all you have to do is grill it, sit back and enjoy a delicious recipe. Grilling a steak, contrary to what people believe, is not at all a difficult task. All you need are some basic ingredients, along with a barbeque grill and the dishes to serve it in. The meat can be cooked on both gas and charcoal grill. Learn how to grill a steak, with the instructions given in the following lines.
Grilling The Perfect Steak
- Barbeque Grill
- Wire Grill Spatula
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Pastry Brush
- Butter/Margarine (garnish)
- Remove the steak from the refrigerator (if you are going to grill frozen steak) and allow it to warm up to the room temperature.
- Meanwhile, start the hot grill fire.
- After the internal areas of the steak get warmed up a bit, sprinkle 1 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper on it.
- Using a pastry brush, coat each side of the steak with a thin layer of olive oil.
- Oil the grates of the grill, using the pastry brush.
- Place the steak on the heated grill. You should hear a sizzle, when you place the steak on the hot grill.
- Cook the steak for two minutes.
- Using a wire grill spatula, flip the steak and cook the other side of the meat, for about two minutes.
- It is the time to check whether the meat has been grilled thoroughly or not. To do this, you need to poke the center of the meat with a fork.
- If the fork comes out clean (without meat sticking onto it), the steak is grilled well.
- Remove the steak from the grill and transfer it to a serving platter.
- Top the steak with butter or margarine.
- In order to keep the steak warm, place a thin sheet of aluminum foil, loosely, over the platter.
- Steaks are the best for grilling, when they have a thickness of not more than 1½ inches. In case your meat exceeds the thickness, trim it to two equal halves and then grill it.
- If you are grilling the steaks for the first time, it is suggested to do it on a medium flame.