3 Steps to AMAZING Steak
Did you know that the average american eats over 65 pounds of beef every year? That's quite a few burgers and steaks. We want to make sure that you have every chance to make those pounds of meat taste AMAZING! So here are (3) steps you can take to make Amazing steak:
Step 1 - Acclimate Your Steak
Before cooking your steak, let it sit out at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. This serves a dual purpose. First, a steak that isn't "refrigerator-cold" won't take a bunch of heat out of your grill or pan. Second, by having the outer layers of your steak a bit warmer than the center, it's much easier to achieve just the right finished temperature. The key to an amazing steak is high heat and a short cooking time. Acclimating your steak to room temperature for 20-30 minutes accomplishes just that.
Step 2 - Season like you normally would, then DOUBLE It
This suggestion tends to scare home cooks. Especially ones that don't think they like "salty" food. But trust us, when you think you have enough, double it. Think about it. You're only seasoning the outer most layer of a piece of meat that is probably one and a half inches thick. What's going to season the rest of your bite? It's a generous portion of seasoning before grilling that's going to make your steak taste amazing after every bite.
Step 3 - Let your steak Rest before cutting
If you're like a lot of home cooks, the only way to make sure your meat is cooked to the temperature you like is to cut into it and see. You couldn't do anything worse to your steak! (here's a link to another post to tell the temperature without cutting)
You need to let your steak rest for 15 minutes before cutting. Why? Well, it's a bit of a scientific explanation. Think of your steak as a bunch of little pockets holding moisture. When your steak is heating up, that moisture begins to migrate to the center (or the coolest part) of your steak. When you cut your steak while it's hot (or over the grill), all that moisture runs out and you end up with a bunch of empty moisture pockets.
By letting your steak rest (or cool), the moisture begins to come back out from the center of the steak and fills the pockets throughout your cut of meat. That means every bite is juicy and delicious.
Take these (3) steps next time you fire up the grill and you'll be sure to enjoy an AMAZING steak!