Summer is finally here and grillers all over the state are busy getting ready for their summer barbecues. It’s been a cold winter and before you get too eager to sear some meat in the fresh air, remember to follow these six tips for grilling a steak on your new Bull Grill:
1. Be Picky — Be Real Picky
The quality of your meal depends on the quality of the ingredients you purchase. Naturally, your steak is the cornerstone of this so you want to select a thick cut piece of meat that has plenty of marbling. This not only adds flavor, it ensures that the steak doesn’t dry out while it’s cooking. Now, if you do decide to go with a lower grade meat, or one without marbling, be sure to marinate it for at least two hours before you put it on the grill.
2. Set Your Temperature Right
Your Bull Grill has been skillfully designed to give you superior control over your temperature. Thus, you should preheat your grill with the hood down so that it burns off any excess char and in the process creates an even temperature throughout the grill. That temperature should be in the 450-650 range. This is a searing temperature and will help seal the flavor into the meat. Depending on the ambient temperature, this should take between 5-10 minutes for a 75,000 BTU, 4-burner grill to achieve.
3. Put Your Meat On
When you see the magic searing number come up on your Bull Grill’s temperature gauge, put your meat on and let it sit for one or two minutes on each side. This sears the meat very nicely, after which you should lower the temperature of your grill to between 325-350 to finish the steak. To speed this up, you can leave the hood up until the temperature stabilizes near the lower setting.
4. Turn, Turn, Turn
Those fabulous char marks that you’re familiar with from restaurants are easy to create. All you have to do is rotate the steak slightly when you turn it over. After it’s seared on each side, your steak should be turned once for 2-3 minutes, then turned once for another 2-3 minutes. This will give the steak a beautiful appearance for presentation and it ensures that the meat is cooked evenly throughout.
5. Take a Break
Once your steak is at your preferred temperature, pull it off the grill, cover it loosely with tin foil and set it out in the air to cool. It needs a little time to rest. Never stack steaks as this seals heat in and continues to cook the ones that are down in the pile. It’s best if you can set them out on individual plates so that they can cool and the juices that have seeped out can be drawn back into the meat. And, while it will be tough to resist the urge, you should let your steaks sit for between 5-10 minutes before serving.
6. Serve and Enjoy
With higher quality meats such as t-bones or ribeye, simply serve these up individually once they come off your Bull Grill. However, if you’ve opted for a lower grade meat, or a sirloin that you’re sharing, slice the meat for your guests. Hold your knife at a 45 degree angle to the cutting board as you cut. This chef’s trick is how they turn the toughest cuts of meat into mouth-watering deliciousness. It works because of the way it cuts through the muscle fibers makes them easier to separate from one another as they’re being chewed.
Hungry, yet? Don’t wait to contact Estate Chimney where we have a full assortment of Bull Grills for you to choose from and set up for your summer barbecues. We invite you to contact us for more details and for our help in finding the perfect grill for your t-bones, ribeye, and sirloins.