How To BBQ The Perfect Steak

How To BBQ The Perfect Steak

How To BBQ The Perfect Steak

Cottage groceries; big breakfasts, cool salads, easy snacks and then the steaks!

Yes, one of the most pleasurable moments of the cottage experience is biting into that sumptuous, juicy steak off the grill. But how do you grill the perfect steak? Let’s review. 

Step #1: Remove the steak from refrigeration.

It’s important to let your steak come to room temperature before putting it on the grill. If your steak is cold you prevent the heat from adequately penetrating the middle of it and cooking it properly.

Step #2: Heat the grill.

Although your steak should be at room temperature before it hits the grill - your barbeque should not! It’s best, of course, to get your grill super hot to caramelize the meat and create the charred crust.

Step #3: Season your steak.

Depending on your taste buds, there are many different approaches to seasoning a steak. Your go-to steak seasoning step is to season it liberally with salt and pepper. World-famous British chef, Jamie Oliver suggests that you “rub the steak all over with a good lug of olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.”

Step #4: Place your steak on the grill.

Ideally, you want to cook your steak until it is charred on the crust but tender and juicy inside. On a hot grill, sear the steak. This should take approximately 3 to 5 minutes depending on the thickness of your steak and heat of your BBQ. You then want to turn the steak over and continue to grill it for another 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes for medium or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well.


Step #5: Transfer the steak to a cutting board or platter.

 Once you’ve grilled your steak to your liking, transfer it to a cutting board or platter. Don’t slice it right away! Tent it loosely with foil and let it rest for five minutes before slicing into it. Be sure to carve the meat with sharp a carving knife. Finally, serve the steak with the resting juices drizzled on top.


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