Helloo hello, I grilled my first steak this week - which was an accomplishment because even turning on the grill seemed kind of scary before I actually did it... welcome to the life of my mind. I DON'T KNOW HOW....SCARY, or I DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO FIGURE IT OUT or I'LL RIDE THIS ONE OUT AS LONG AS I CAN SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO IT. Hahaha...I'm joking - I kid I kid this isn't ALWAYS the case but you get it. Also the weather was nice and Sam was out of town for work so it seemed like the perfect time to learn something new!
It honestly wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, granted I like my steaks well-done, chewy and with a ton of steak sauce...but I think I've perfected that in one try! Haha. Sam likes his steaks rare so he never really knows what I mean by WELL DONE...and he usually brings me something that is still red in the middle...though I think he's really just been trying to slowly convert me to the raw side and it ain't happenin.
Well, now I know I can easily make my own steak. And if I can make a well-done steak without burning it then you can too! So I think I could definitely make a rare steak... that's got to be 100x easier, right? Anyway, here ya go...
Newbie's Guide to Grilling a Steak:
- Bring your steak to room temperature. Let it sit out for about 20 minutes and pre-heat the grill at the same time!
- I read that you're supposed to set the grill up to have a hot and cool zone. And let the steak cook to well done on the cool zone side after initial heat.
- Use tongs and take a paper towel dipped in oil and coat the grill racks.
- Season steaks with salt and pepper on both sides and then bring to the grill when ready!
- Make sure the steaks don't stick to the grill, and then place them nicely on the grill for some pretty grill marks.
- Flip steaks and keep an eye on them for personal preference.
- I used a steak thermometer to help me gage how well the steak was.
- When the steak is how you like it let it rest 5-10 minutes for full flavor and juices. THEN BON A PETIT!
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