We do a lot of grilling at our house. For a long time I was banned from the grill as that was my husband’s territory. With the funky hours he now works, I’ve taken over the grilling. For everything that is except steaks. Those are still his territory, or at least they were until this last Father’s Day.
Father’s day was a little anticlimactic at our house this year. Mike worked all day and Danielle is on her school trip so I wanted dinner to be extra delicious. I bought steaks but wasn’t sure that Mike was going to be up for grilling them as he was working a 12 hour day.
I have to admit that the thought of grilling the steaks scared me a little. It’s a meal that we love so I really didn’t want to mess it up. Plus, there’s quite a bit of money invested in that meal! Fortunately we live in the age of the internet. When in doubt, Google it!
You know you’ve been successful when the next day your husband says to you “I can’t believe how good those steaks were that you cooked yesterday. I was a little worried but they were really good!”
Unfortunately I can’t find the site that I used to give proper credit, but here’s what I did to grill our steaks.
- Start with a really hot grill. We have a gas grill, I turned all four burners on high and let them heat up for about 5 minutes
- Let the steaks warm up to room temperature. Supposedly this ensures more even cooking.
- Keep your seasonings simple. We use a little bit of Worcestershire, Sea Salt and fresh pepper.
- Add your steaks to the grill (grates should be hot enough that you hear a sizzle). Be sure and start your stop watch as soon as you add the first steak
- If you want a cross hatch pattern on your steak, rotate it 1/4 of a turn on each side after about 30 seconds after you put them on the grill.
- Using your stop watch (I used the one on my phone) time your steaks. Generally they say that you should grill each side 3 – 5 minutes depending on if you like them rare, medium or well done. Of course that can change depending on the thickness and type of steak. I had New York Strips and T-Bones about 1 inch thick. We like our steaks rare so I kept them on the grill 2 and a half minutes each side. They were actually between rare and medium rare when I pulled them off.
- Once cooked, pull them off the grill and let them sit for a couple of minutes before eating.
That’s all there is to it! If I can master the art of grilling a steak, you can too 🙂