Grilling a steak to perfection is a fine art that requires a combination of technique and patience. Whether you're an experienced griller or a beginner, the process can seem intimidating, but fear not, the Dads at Dad Spice are here to help you on your grilling master quest! This guide will take you through everything you need to know to grill the perfect steak every time.
Choosing the Right Steak
The first step to grilling the perfect steak is selecting the right cut. The cut of meat you choose will affect the cooking time, the level of tenderness, and the flavor of your steak. Here are some popular steak cuts to consider:
Ribeye is a popular cut of steak known for its rich flavor and marbling. This cut is best cooked medium-rare to medium.
Filet mignon is a tender cut that is leaner than most other steak cuts. This cut is best cooked medium-rare to medium.
New York Strip
The New York strip is a well-marbled cut of tender and flavorful steak. This cut is best-cooked medium-rare to medium.
The T-bone steak is a combination of the tenderloin and strip steak. This cut is best cooked medium-rare to medium.
Once you've selected your cut of steak, it's time to prepare it for the grill.
Preparing the Steak
Before you start grilling, you need to prepare your steak. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Seasoning
Season your steak liberally with Dad Spice Classic Seasoning. For an extra kick, you can also add garlic powder, onion powder, or your favorite steak seasoning.
Step 2: Bring to Room Temperature
Take your steak out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will ensure that the steak cooks evenly.
Step 3: Pat Dry
Use a paper towel to pat your steak dry. This will help ensure a nice sear when you grill your steak.
Grilling the Steak
Now that your steak is prepared, it's time to start grilling. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Preheat the Grill
Preheat your grill to high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and oiled to prevent the steak from sticking.
Step 2: Sear the Steak
Sear the steak on both sides for about 2-3 minutes per side. This will create a nice crust on the outside of the steak.
Step 3: Lower the Heat
Lower the heat to medium and continue cooking the steak until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the steak reaches your preferred temperature:
Medium Rare: 130-135°F
Medium Well: 145-155°F
Well Done: 155°F+
Step 4: Rest the Steak
Once your steak is cooked to your liking, remove it from the grill and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a juicy, flavorful steak.
Step 5: Serve Your Steak
Now that your steak is cooked to perfection, it's time to serve it up! Here are some tips for serving your steak:
Slice against the grain: When you're ready to slice your steak, make sure to cut against the grain. This will make the meat more tender.
Use a sharp knife: A sharp knife will make it easier to slice your steak cleanly.
Step 6: Extra Topping To Add Even More Flare To Your Steak
Many delicious toppings can be added to a steak to enhance its flavor and texture. Here are some ideas:
Sauteed Mushrooms: Sautéed mushrooms add a delicious earthy flavor and texture to steak.
Caramelized Onions: Caramelized onions are sweet and savory and pair perfectly with a juicy steak.
Blue Cheese: The pungent flavor of blue cheese can add a bold and tangy flavor to a steak.
Peppercorn Sauce: Peppercorn sauce is made with cream, beef broth, and crushed peppercorns, adding a creamy and spicy flavor to the steak.
Garlic Butter: A simple garlic butter can be made by mixing butter and minced garlic, which adds a rich and savory flavor to the steak.
Chimichurri Sauce: This Argentinian sauce made with parsley, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar adds a bright and herbaceous flavor to the steak.
Béarnaise Sauce: Béarnaise sauce is a classic French sauce made with butter, egg yolks, white wine vinegar, shallots, and tarragon. It adds a rich and creamy flavor to the steak.
Fried Egg: A fried egg adds a delicious creaminess and richness to a steak, especially when the yolk is runny.
Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and onions can add a delicious charred flavor and texture to steak.
These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless!
At Dad Spice, we take grilling extremely serious. We know a good cut of meat can cost an arm and a leg, so we want to ensure that your mouth waters and smiles from ear to ear when you finally eat that glorious piece of meat. Following the above directions and using our Signature Dad Spice Seasoning, The Classic, the final result will make your taste buds dance because of the robust flavor.