TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Grilling Tips: How to Grill a Great Steak
Below are a few tricks of the trade from chefs at LongHorn Steakhouse® to help you grill the perfect steak indoors this winter.
Selecting Your Steak
When selecting a steak, remember three things: cut, marbling and freshness.
- Marbling is the whiteness that runs through the steak and makes it juicy.
- Filets, sirloins and ribeyes are three common cuts you can find at your local grocer - Filets are lean and tender. They have a buttery texture and subtle flavor. Sirloins are also a tender cut and are very juicy. Bone-in Ribeye has the most marbling – and is the juiciest and most flavorful steak.
- Fresh steak is always best because it guarantees the meat will be tender and juicy.
Seasoning Your Steak
- Seasoning helps accentuates the flavor of the meat and can add another layer of taste to the meal.
- For steaks, LongHorn has three secret, signature dry seasonings, but similar flavors can be achieved at home.
- Combine salt, fresh cracked pepper, granulated onion powder and granulated garlic powder and mix it together. Adjust the seasonings as needed.
- Don’t be shy when seasoning. Season the steak boldly. Sprinkle and rub the seasoning on both sides of the meat, making sure it’s coated.
Grilling Your Steak
- LongHorn uses two types of grills – a char-grill and a flat-top grill.
- The flat-top grill has a similar surface to a sauté pan found in a home kitchen, which can be used to grill indoors.
- If you’d like to get some grill marks on your steak, you can also use a grill pan.
- Make sure the pan surface is very hot and add a tablespoon canola oil.
- Place the steak in the center of the pan and turn the steak consistently every 3-4 minutes to ensure both sides get equal heat.
- For the LongHorn Steakhouse experience at home, pair your perfectly grilled steak with a delicious side dish, like a sweet potato, fresh vegetables or macaroni and cheese.
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