Grilling a steak can be a little intimidating for those who have never done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little bit of know-how, you can grill a steak that is perfectly cooked and delicious every time. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of grilling a steak and provide you with some tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect steak every time.
What You’ll Need
Before you start grilling, it’s important to have all of the necessary equipment and ingredients on hand. You’ll need: Starting with a Grill – the best all-around is Sunstone Hybrid Grill in 30″ or 42″ sizes, with Gas Burners and Charcoal Trays above, which raise or lower. The combination provides you with the most exquisite grilling experience.
- Steak (any cut will do, but ribeye and sirloin are popular choices)
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- A meat thermometer (optional but recommended)
Before you put your steak on the grill, you’ll need to prepare it. Start by taking it out of the refrigerator and allowing it to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will help the steak cook more evenly. While the steak is coming to temperature, season it generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
Next, lightly brush or spray the steak with olive oil or cooking spray to help prevent sticking on the grill and to add some flavor.
Grilling the Steak
Now that your steak is seasoned and ready to go, it’s time to start grilling. If you’re using a gas grill, preheat it to high heat (around 450°F). If you’re using a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are ashy and spread them out evenly.
Place the steak on the grill and let it cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steak and how well done you prefer it. For a 1-inch thick steak, 4-5 minutes on each side should result in a medium-rare steak. If you prefer your steak more well-done, cook it for an additional minute or two on each side.
Using a meat thermometer can help you achieve the perfect doneness. For medium-rare, the internal temperature should be around 130°F. For medium, it should be around 140°F.
Resting the Steak
Once your steak is cooked to your desired doneness, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the steak, resulting in a juicier and more flavorful steak.
Enjoying Your Perfect Steak
After your steak has rested, it’s time to enjoy your perfectly grilled steak. Serve it with your favorite side dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Grilling a steak can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to grill a steak that is perfectly cooked and delicious every time. With a little bit of preparation, some basic equipment, and a bit of know-how, you’ll be grilling steaks like a pro in no time. So fire up that grill and get cooking!