How to Cook the Perfect Steak

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Many people are under the impression that they have to go to a restaurant to eat a high quality, tender and juicy steak dinner. You may be glad to hear that you can cook the perfect steak with relatively little effort, right in the comfort of your own home. Restaurant chefs have been trained to know a few specific tricks of the trade, which allow them to consistently prepare steaks that taste great. One of the best ways to cook a steak is by doing it over a stainless steel grill. Meat that is prepared on a stainless steel grill is often better than meat prepared in a kitchen.
In this particular situation, it is true that you get what you pay for. If you are going to cook a steak on your stainless steel grill, then you should be aware that one of the biggest influences on a good steak is more reliant on the quality of the steak than on your cooking expertise. Some of the best cuts of steak to look for are the Filet Mignon, New York Strip Steak, T-bone, or Rib eye. If you are looking for a good cut of meat, you may go by the rating of the meat; on the steak rating system, prime is the highest quality. Also look at the marbling of the meat; generally a cut that has more marbling is less tender but more flavorful. When you are planning to cook your steak on a stainless steel grill, choosing a high quality cut can often be more expensive, but will also be a step towards grilling the perfect steak.

The preparation and seasoning of the steak is also important before you put steaks on the stainless steel grill. If you have more time or a cheaper cut of meat, then you may want to marinate the meat. A good marinade can infuse the steak with flavor and also increase its tenderness. Whether or not you marinate the steak, rub it down with a good rub before cooking it on a stainless steel grill. The rub can be as simple as salt, black pepper, garlic, and steak seasoning. Surprisingly, complex and expensive seasonings are not necessary to make the perfect steak.
Prepare the stainless steel grill for cooking. A stainless steel grill should be heated before the steak is introduced in order to ensure that it cooks evenly and at the correct rate. You may also need to clean the stainless steel grill using a scraper or wire brush before beginning to cook the meat. Steaks cook best over a medium low flame. If you have a stainless grill that offers detailed control knobs, you will have more control over cooking temperatures. A steak that is about one and a half inches thick should generally be cooked for five minutes on the first side and four minutes on the second side. You may want to adjust the cooking times depending on the stainless steel grill temperature and thickness of the steak. Once you have completed these steps, you will have made your first perfect steak on the stainless steel grill.

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