We know that you want to really impress your guests with your barbeque skills. Expectations have risen well above the classic hot dog in a finger roll and readymade burger in a bun. The good news is that it is quite easy to come up with incredible looking and tasting barbeque dishes, even if this is the first barbecue you’ve ever thrown. Read on or watch the video below that we made in association with The Beefy Boys and Oak Tree Stoves.
10 Tips to Cook the Perfect Steak
- Do buy the finest quality beef steak that you can find. Hereford beef is ideal as it comes with its own natural juices, the marbled fat that dissolves during cooking to leave the meat perfectly tender and tasting delicious.
- Aim for a delicious crust. The crust will give you so much flavour if you do it right. The Beefy Boys try out three different ways to come up with the perfect way to get the best crust. Watch the video to find out which one they think is best, but do try the three ways out for yourself at home. You might find you prefer one over another.
- Pat the steaks dry and cut tiny crisscross marks into the surface. The cuts increase the surface area to enhance the crust
- Place the steak on the barbeque unseasoned. Once you cook the first side, flip it over, season and then repeat with the other side. You only need to add some smoked salt. Pepper burns easily so you don’t want to add that to your steak during cooking.
- Rub the layer of the fat to char it a little before you cook.
- Don’t leave the steak to cook unless you place it directly on top of the coals or on a cast iron pan on top of the grill. If cooking directly on the grill you will need to keep it moving to avoid an uneven crust forming. You know the crust is uneven by visible crisscrosses appearing on the steak. This isn’t the look of the perfectly cooked steak!
- Only use all-natural charcoal if you want to cook in the most rustic method. Don’t pick anything that has been made chemically. Choose natural lump wood charcoal.
- Don’t forget about the edges of the steak. Use your tongs to make sure all sides and edges are cooked.
- For medium rare steaks cook until they reach 52 Degrees Celsius.
- Aim for a delicious crust. The crust will give you so much flavour if you do it right. The Beefy Boys try out three different ways to come up with the perfect way to get the best crust.
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