5 Tips for Grilling the Best Steaks On Charcoal
What’s the best kind of steak to cook on a charcoal grill? All of them. The truth is, as long as it’s done properly, any kind of steak goes well with a charcoal grill. The high heat and smoke make for a rich, bold flavor that won’t do you wrong. Follow these tips to cooking any kind of steak to perfection over charcoal.
Take your steaks out of the refrigerator and let them sit out for about 20 minutes before putting them on the grill. They’ll cook faster and more evenly while holding seasoning better.
About 15 minutes before putting them on the grill, give your steaks some salt and pepper. This will allow enough time for the salt to properly dissolve and flavor the meat. For lesser quality cuts of meat, go ahead and use your favorite sauce or rub to add some flavor. But for higher grade cuts, some salt and pepper is all you need to preserve the natural flavors of the steak.
Put the steaks on the hot zone and let them sit for about two minutes, then give them a quarter turn. After another two minutes, flip them over but don’t set them down in the same spot (this area will now be slightly cooler). Let them sit for two minutes, give them a quarter turn and then place them in the indirect heating zone (not directly over the coals). This will give them a nice crispy coat with desirable sear marks.
It doesn’t matter what type of steak you cook on a charcoal grill. As long as you follow these five steps, you’ll be licking your fingers every time.
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