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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Char-grilled Ribeye Steak

There's not much that tastes as good as a nicely done char-grilled rib eye steak.  They are so easy to make, there is really no excuse for messing it up.  I'm always amazed at what people do to torture steaks on a grill.  The art to grilling steak is not the ingredients - that's easy and simple. The art is in the method.  It takes grilling a bunch of steaks to be able to eyeball a steak to know its perfectly done.  I can't profess to teach the art of grilling.  Its going to take you time and practice to learn that.  What I will do is show you how I do it.  I do this the same way, every time, and it always comes out good.  All of you die-hard grillers out there probably have your own methods for doing this. And I know that not everyone can afford aged beef (in fact, any well-marbled rib-eye that you find in your grocery store will taste great). Aged beef does taste exceptionally good - but don't waste your money until you have mastered the art.  Messing up a $10 steak does tend to ruin one's appetite.

Here are the ingredients:


  • Well marbled, aged rib-eye steak
  • Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • Lawry's Seasoned Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce

About an hour before you begin grilling take the steak out of the fridge and place it in a glass pie-dish, covering it with saran wrap.  It's always best to grill your steaks at room temperature, so let them sit for a while.  Once they begin to warm up, generously sprinkle the salt and pepper onto both sides of your steak.  Let them sit another five minutes, then generously coat each side of the steak in Worcestershire.  Let them sit another ten minutes or so, while you heat up the grill.  Make sure you get all the old char off the grill before you start cooking.  I like to use a cooking oil spray made specifically for grilling that doesn't flare up.  Spray some of the oil onto the grates, then scrape them well with your grill cleaning tool.

Once the grill is clean, spray the grate with some more cooking oil.  Turn the heat on high and close the lid to the grill.  You want the temperature to get as hot as you can make it; at least 400 degrees.  Using a long-handled fork, put the steaks over the hottest part of the grill.  Close the lid for about 2-3 minutes.  Lift the lid, move the steak out of any direct flame.  Turn the steaks 45 degrees on the same side, and cook with the lid open another 2-3 minutes.  Turn the steak over and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side.  Turn the steak another 45 degrees on the same side, and cook another 2-3 minutes.  Remove the steak from the heat when they are done to your preference.  All of the marbling should be rendered from the meat.  When a steak is rare but warmed up, it will hang limply on the fork.  When you can detect slight stiffness in the steak, its medium.  When the steak is almost completely stiff it is well done.  Let the steak rest on foil for at least five minutes before you serve it.

 I like to serve mine with something green (like salad or asparagus) and something brown (like a loaded baked potato).

KT

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  1. There isn't anything better than a perfectly flame grilled ribeye. The way that slight char on the marbling tastes is amazing! :D

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