Your step-by-step guide to grilling the perfect steak

We’re cooking at home far more often, and for many of us that means more grilling, and for some more steak gilling.

You’ll want to make sure you cook that steak to perfection, because about the only thing worse than no steak is a poorly cooked steak.

Medium Brush Stroke

Choosing your cut

These cuts have a nice amount of fat and will be very flavorful, but this general approach to grilling steak will work well for all types of grilling cuts.

Seasoning the meat

First, make sure the steak is fully thawed. Next blot it with a paper towel to ensure any juices from the packaging are gone. Next, rub a little bit of extra virgin olive oil in on both sides – just a teaspoon or so per side.

Setting up the grill

Whether you’re using a charcoal or gas grill, it’s important that you set your grill up in such a way that only half of the grill’s surface has fire directly under it.

Searing the steak

Once the grill is as hot as possible, it’s time to put the steak on the hottest part of the grill. The fire may flare up and that’s OK.