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Updated: Nov 3, 2023

What is the best way to grill a steak on the BBQ?

  • Take the steak out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for a short while

  • Season your steak with coarse salt and pepper.

  • Hot is better. Have the grill at a high temperature.

  • Grill for a few minutes. Every grill is a little different.

  • Without turning it over, rotate the steak 90 degrees so you get the nice pattern of cross hatching marks from the grill on the surface. Flip the steak over for another few minutes.

  • Good chefs do not stick a fork or cut into the meat with a knife to see if it is ready. This lets the juices drain out. Instead you can tell how ready the steak is by carefully pressing the center with a clean finger while it is still on the grill. Be careful not to get burnt!

    • Soft - not done yet

    • Gives a bit and springs right back - medium rare

    • Doesn't give to finger pressure - medium or well done

  • Remember the meat will still cook a bit even after you take it off the heat.

  • Tent some tin foil over the meat for several minutes so that the cooking process finishes and and you will lose less of the juices once you cut into the meat.

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