Best Outdoor Steaks
THE BEST STEAK – OUTDOORS
Recipe adapted from Farmer and the Grill:
(The amount of seasoning you will use will vary based on the size of your steak. If it is close to one pound, use less. If it is closer to 2 pounds, use more.)
1-2 tablespoons coarse salt
1-2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Either 1 sirloin, sirloin tip, rib eye, porterhouse, t-bone, top loin (NY Strip) or tenderloin (filet mignon) steak.
Steaks should be at least 1 ¼ - 1 ½ inches thick.
Combine the salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Rub the mixture into both sides of the steak, then allow the meat to come to room temperature while you prepare the grill.
Start the grill and warm it until it is hot. If you are using a gas grill, turn off all but one of the burners once it has come up to temperature. If you are using charcoal, be sure all the coals have been raked to one side. Use the hand test: the grate will be hot enough when you can hold your palm 3-4 inches above the metal for no more than three seconds.
Sear the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side directly over the flame, with the lid down. Then, move the steaks to the part of grill that is not lit. Set the lid in place and allow the steaks to cook, without flipping them, until they reach 120-135 degrees**, about 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the steak. Remove the steaks to a platter and allow them to rest a few minutes before serving.