Grilling a perfect steak may just be the pinnacle of Summertime pursuits for the grillmaster. Everyone has their methods, but there are a few concepts most people can agree on - here are five tips to help you grill the perfect steak:
1) Room Temperature
Pull your steak out of the refrigerator about an hour before you want to grill and let it get to room temperature.
2) Kosher Salt
Go ahead and salt both sides of the steak with kosher salt. Salt helps the meat retain water and will give you a nice, juicy finished steak. Place the steak on a wire rack to dry. Right before you take the steak to the grill - pat the steak with a paper towel, then salt again.
3) Real Charcoal
We’re all about the natural - hardwood charcoal burns hotter and faster than manufactured briquettes. Bonus - less chemicals!
4) Use a Thermometer
If you want to make sure you’re precise in your cooking temperature, using an inexpensive meat thermometer is the way to go! 125 degrees will land you a medium-rare steak.
Let the steak rest for about ten minutes after pulling it off the grill. This gives the juices a chance to spread out and maximizes flavor.