Look for marbling – The best steaks have even marbling — white streaks of fat that run through the interior of the meat. It's a sign that particular cut is tender and flavorful.
Nothing says "delicious" like the smell of steaks sizzling on the grill. Buying the best types of steaks and following a few simple rules will guarantee that your cookout dazzles your family and guests. Sufficient marbling and freshness are qualities to look for in a great piece of beef.
There are several types of steak that cook up tasty and tender on the grill if you follow a few simple rules. They range in price, so you have options no matter your budget. You can't go wrong with these types of steaks:
- Flat iron
- Filet mignon
- New York Strip
- Prime rib
- Round/London broil
3 Tips for Buying the Perfect Steak
Buy the best grade of beef in your price range – If you can find (and afford) Prime cuts, great! If not, high-end Choice cuts are the next best thing.
Visit a butcher – Butchers offer more personalized service and expertise. If you can't find what you're looking for, ask the butcher if he or she can provide exactly what you want.
A Few Grilling Pointers
Allow steak to warm up for 30 minutes before grilling.
High heat will give your steak a good sear. Then move the steak to a cooler part of the grill and cover until it reaches the desired doneness.
Let your meat rest for 10 to 15 minutes once it has reached about 5 degrees less than the desired temperature.