When summer comes, nothing beats having dinner with family and friends in the backyard of your home. Choosing the right sort of food to serve can often confuse us though, but this article endorses serving ‘steak.’ A succulent beef steak would make sure your dinners are memorable for the involved parties. Although you can get amazing steaks from RibnReef, in this article, you would learn how to barbecue the perfect steak yourself.
What you need
Before you start, however, you should get these things ready;
- A charcoal or gas barbecue.
- Long-handled tongs for turning the steak.
- A bowl for your vegetable oil.
- A brush for applying oil to your steak before you place on the barbecue.
- Any plate large enough for serving.
- Tools you can use to clean, like wire brush and scrappers for barbecue.
Barbecuing the perfect steak
When you have everything ready, it would be time to get to work. You wouldn’t want to have the outside of your steaks to brown, or the inside not very pink, so following the right procedure is important. Below are very simples steps that when you follow properly, would produce tender, juicy, succulent, perfect steak that would keep the tongues of your family and friends wagging for a long time about your dinner.
- First things first, you would need to get a barbecue grill or flat plate preheated on a medium-high.
- Then, to prevent your steak from sticking to the barbecue or getting burnt, you would need to brush both surfaces of the steak with fresh olive oil.
- Since salt draws out the flavorsome juices from your meat and makes it tough, you should wait until you are ready to start cooking before you season your steak.
- Add the necessary and proportional seasoning to one side before cooking, and do the same for the other side before turning over.
- Make sure you use tongs that have long hands to change the position of the steaks, when cooking on the barbecue, to avoid hurting your hands, and cook to your liking.
- To avoid the juices escaping and making the steak tough, do not turn the steak more than once while cooking.
- You might want to note that cooking times vary depending on the thickness.
Use this as a guide;
For steak 1.5cm-thick:
For Rare, cook each side for 1- 1 and a half minutes.
For Medium, cook each side for 2-3 minutes.
For well done, cook each side for 3-4 minutes.
For steak 2-3cm-thick:
For Rare, cook each side for 2-3 minutes.
For Medium, cook each side for 4-5 minutes.
For well done, cook each side for 5 minutes.
- Transfer the steak to a plate and cover with foil after cooking.
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve with the perfect wine.