The Secrets of Perfect Grilling
- by Omaha Steaks
Steak is life. Grill is life. And we all strive to conquer perfect grilling.
How To Grill the Perfect Steak in Seven Steps
If you ever get the chance to have Omaha steaks, we will tell you grilling great steak isn’t rocket science. Try these Seven Steps to Great Steak for steakhouse-worthy results at home.
1. Proper Preparation
Clean and pre-heat your grill on high. Make sure to oil grates after cleaning.
2. Prepare Your Steaks
Pat steaks dry and season food before grilling. Use sea salt and freshly cracked pepper or a complete Omaha Steaks seasonings or rub. Wash your hands afterward.
Sear the outside of your steaks over high heat and avoid moving them before ready. This helps with the flavor and juiciness.
4. Handling Steaks on the Grill
Use tongs or a spatula to turn your meat on the grill — poking with a fork can damage the meat. Always wash utensils used on raw meat or have separate utensils.
5. Controlling Your Cook
Close your grill cover as much as possible while cooking to maintain a temperature around 450F. This helps lock in flavor and prevent flare-ups. For timing, use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60% of the time on the first side, then grill 40% of the time after you turn over the steak. This will give you an evenly cooked steak. You can also use the steak and cooking timer on the Omaha Steaks mobile app.
After grilling, place your finished steak on a clean plate — never put cooked steak on the plate you used to bring raw steaks to the grill without thoroughly washing it first. Allow your steaks to “rest” tented with foil for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help the juices redistribute for the best-tasting and juiciest steak.
7. Finish and Enjoy
Garnish your steak and serve with style…a little effort goes along way. Add colors, textures, and flavors to make your perfectly grilled steak even more memorable.
Choose Omaha Steaks Beef
It’s also important to grill the best steaks you can find… and not all steaks are created equal. For best grilling results, start with premium-quality Omaha Steaks. Here’s why Our Beef is Better:
Every Omaha Steak is aged at least 21 days, a careful process that creates the most tender steak possible. Then they’re flash frozen to stay that way. The grocery store is guessing at your steak’s age!
The best grain-fed beef hand selected for quality and marbling, our aging process, and flash freezing guarantee great beef flavor in every Omaha Steak. The experience is 100% money-back guaranteed.
Guaranteed 100%. That’s not found anywhere else. Omaha Steaks are handled in the cleanest, safest conditions anywhere, and we stand by our work.
Aging steaks at least 21 days isn’t a marketing idea — it’s a proven method, like aging a fine wine. Our lifetime beef experts oversee the process of patiently allowing every Omaha Steak to reach the peak of tenderness.
Freezing beef at home will damage its integrity and make it less juicy! Flash freezing is proven to preserve flavor and texture of your steak perfectly until the moment you’re ready to cook.
Cut by Hand
Our master butchers cut steaks… and that’s all they do. That individual attention means less exterior fat, zero imperfections, and guaranteed steak quality.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2013 and has been updated for freshness and comprehensiveness.
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