A simple, tasty American 4th of July steak
Just a Great Steak
4th of July Edition
Compliments of Sam the Cooking Guy
Sometimes less is more. And in the world of grilling a steak this is especially true. I like a steak to taste like a steak, crazy right? And sure there are billions of different marinades, sauces and rubs that one can apply – but give me a simply seasoned steak (so it actually tastes like steak) and I’m a very happy guy.
You’ll hear the best chefs say that great products don’t need a lot – and truer words have never been spoken. What follows below is how I love to cook a steak in grilling season: simple ingredients and an even simpler cooking style. Of course I’ll pair it with a super delicious salad, roasted vegetables or any number of side dish partners, but the steak will be a steak.
So try this next 4th of July while you’re out at the grill – I think you’ll like it.
One 1-pound rib eye, sirloin (or steak of your choice) – about 1.5 inches thick
Freshly ground pepper
Remove steak from fridge 45 minute before cooking
15 minutes before cooking, heat grill to high and close lid
Lightly oil steak and season really well with salt & pepper on both sides
If your grill has 2 zones, turn off one side
If your grill has 3 zones, turn off the middle one
Rotate steak at a 45 degree angle to the grates on the hot side
Let cook one minute to get grill marks, then turn 45 degrees and cook another minute (flip over and repeat)
Move to the ‘not’ hot side or ‘middle’ (if 3 burners) and let cook until approximately 130 degrees in the middle using a good instant read thermometer – about 5 minutes
Remove from grill, set on plate, cover loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes
When you serve, be sure to cut across the grain for a wonderfully tender steak.
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