How To: Prepare steak for grilling

Prepare steak for grilling

Summer Kitchen shows us different ways and options in preparing steaks for grilling. Basics on preparing steak for grilling: Let steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before grilling to allow for even cooking. Trim excess fat from the steak. Brush the steak with oil and season with kosher or sea salt and ground pepper. For even more flavor, you can also make rubs, glazes or marinades and use them on your steaks before grilling. For a sample rub mixture, you will need: chili powder, ground cumin, ground oregano, ground allspice, garlic flakes, brown sugar, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper. Mix the ingredients, then make batches of the rub and store leftovers in an airtight container for future uses. Rub the mixture into the steak and let sit for 30 minutes or store in refrigerator for up to 2 hours. To make a glaze, you will need: pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch. Bring mixture to boil, then reduce to simmer and cooking until thick. Brush steak with the glaze near end of cooking time (usually the last 5 minutes) to prevent scorching. To make a marinade, you will need: minced garlic cloves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped fresh rosemary, peppercorns, bay, thyme. Use large resealable plastic bag. Coat steak with marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes or put in refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Turn steaks up to twice while marinating to distribute seasoning. Shake excess marinade before grilling. Following these steps and options will help you have perfect steak every time!

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