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It’s grillin’ season!

Friday, May 6, 2005 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

May
6
2005

Hey, it’s grillin’ season! Let’s talk about cooking out today…

Yesterday evening it was raining, and cooking steak on the grill in the rain is no fun at all. I switched my meals around and had my pizza cheat meal last night, and tonight I’ll be having steak. I know I could have made the steak indoors, but my Weber Genesis Gold C gas grill has spoiled me: now I can’t bring myself to make a steak any other way! I was always a charcoal “snob”, but I’ve never been able to get a charcoal grill hot enough to properly “crust” a steak. I never thought I’d say this, but my Weber gas grill blows away any charcoal grill I’ve ever owned. IMO nothing makes steak taste better than the high heat of a gas grill. This grill makes the best steaks I’ve ever had in my life. Period.

Here’s how I make the Best Steaks Ever. First of all, don’t go overboard with lots of spices. I put just two things on my steaks: fresh ground salt and fresh ground pepper. I let the steaks sit at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes before grilling, and I put the salt and pepper on just before I throw them on the flame. Also, trim off any visible fat before cooking to help prevent flare-ups. I cook the steaks until the internal temperature is 135 degrees, flipping once halfway through the cooking time. The grill temperature must be very high (650-700 degrees) in order to get that wonderful crust and that perfect “steak on the grill” taste. Once the steaks come off, they need to “rest” for 5-10 minutes before cutting. This rest period allows the juices to stay in the steak, instead of running all over the place when you dig in.

I also use the Brookstone Grill Alert Talking Remote Thermometer. It works perfectly and takes all the frustration and guesswork out of grilling. It’s so cool to glance over and see the exact temperature of the meat without even getting up from my chair. “Your entree is ready!” is my new favorite phrase.

I hope I didn’t make you too hungry! Have a great Friday, see ya tomorrow!

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