How To Cook A Steak
The best way to cook a steak is not by the steak itself but by the accessories that come with it. Steaks come in various shapes, sizes and flavors so there’s really no better way to cook a steak. There are many different ways to grill steaks such as baking, frying, or broiling. All these methods can produce good results, but they all have downsides too. In this article, I will give some tips on how you can cook a steak with the least amount of effort and the most delicious results.
A gas grill is the easiest method to grill steak. One of the best tools you could ever use is a gas grill because it cooks quickly, easily, and most importantly it looks great. Most gas grills come with a simple cooking surface where you place the steak directly onto and place the preheating unit on. Some models come with a rotisserie basket, which allows for cooking the steak at an angle. Rotisserie grill tops also usually come with non-stick cooking pads.
One important point to remember is to always make sure the preheat units are located away from the grill. There are two reasons for this.
One reason is if your steak is too dark or moist the flames will be blazed out before the meat is properly cooked. Secondly, the heat from the preheat causes the bottom of the steak to sear which takes energy.
A good tip for cooking steak is to cook it as indirect heat as possible. Keep in mind when cooking a steak the more you cook it the tougher it gets so avoid over-cooking it. I would suggest cooking a steak on a hot grill for about 3 minutes per side or about a quarter inch on each side. The idea is to let the meat cook without moisture and develop a slight crunch on the outside. If you prefer a rare steak then do not turn the meat.
When reverse-searing steak it is important to make sure you do not touch the side of the steak with your finger as this will cause the bottom to sizzle. Simply place the steak on the top of the barbeque grill or the hot coals of the oven. Once the steak is done to your liking place it on the opposite end of the barbeque grill or oven. Repeat the cooking process until you have the desired results.
To help with the crispiness of the steak Place the steak on the hot coals or oven for a few minutes to cook the steak completely.
After the steak has cooked for the same amount of time that it did in the previous step cover the steak with foil to keep it from sticking. A high-quality foil can be bought at any store.
After the steak has finished cooking in the second side of the foil to place it on the baking rack. Using a meat thermometer probe take the temperature of the steak through the side of the plate. Remember that cooking time may vary according to the size of the steak you are preparing. When you find the internal temperature of the steak that is the time it should be served.
Remove the steak from the oven or barbeque and allow it to rest for about ten minutes. During this time you can trim off the excess fat that may be sitting on top of the steak. At this point remove the steak from the heat source and allow it to cool on the table. Wrap the steak in aluminum foil and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Make sure to serve it quickly so that it does not overcook. The steak should be warm when served.