About the Recipe
Celebrate Dad with a Backyard BBQ featuring USDA Prime Steaks. We offer some great tips on prep and grilling that perfect steak.
Tips for Grilling The Perfect Steak:
Let your steak sit on the counter for 20 minutes to an hour before cooking. Meat brought to room temperature cooks faster and more evenly.
2 ) Season the Steak.
Steaks don't need much to make them great. Just before grilling, brush them lightly on both sides with olive oil (helps make great grill marks) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3) Use tongs when moving your steaks around the grill. Forks pierce the meat, losing all that delicious juice and flavor.
4) If You Can’t Stand The Heat, You’re Doing It Right
You want your grill to be hot. 450 degrees, to be exact. But you don’t need a thermometer. If you can hold your hand directly over the grill for more than 1-2 seconds, it’s not hot enough yet.
5) Stand Guard Over Your Meat
Flare-ups on the grill burn your meat. Gently move your steak around the grill as needed to keep it out of direct flames. Only you can prevent steak fires. Which reminds us of our next point…
6) Grilling Demands Your Full Attention
Once you’ve started grilling, you’ll need all eyes on the meat.
7) You And Your Steak Need Rest
Grilling is hard work for both you and your steak. Let the meat sit for about 10 minutes off the grill before eating. A short resting period allows the meat to relax, and the juices to spread evenly. You can use the time to set the table, or get Dad a beer.
Steak doneness guidelines:
Medium Rare: 130-135°F
Medium Well: 150-155°F