Simply Steak

No pictures tonight, just straight facts.

Tonight was my second opportunity to grill steak on the cast iron grill.  Last weekend’s steak was good.  Tonight’s was mind-blowing.

If the seasoning of one meal on the cast iron grill makes this much of a difference, I can’t wait to taste my food after using the cast iron grill for a year.

The tip I garnered from tonight’s steak is pretty simple and common sense: buy your steak thick with a good bit of fat. I chose a thick New York Strip tonight.  I picked a steak with a nice rim of fat along the edge, but minimal marbling through the middle.  The Whole Foods butcher offered to cut my steak into two so it would be thinner.  I declined.

The thickness and fat are very important.  The thickness allows you to grill the steak long enough to garner some serious char from the cast iron grill without overcooking your steak.  The fat provides some flare-up to give your steak that quick-fired flavor.  I used Montreal Steak seasoning, which I absolutely love.  Every bite of the steak was delicious, with the still-hot char coloring the flavor of the beef.  Steak heaven.

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About bbqesquire

I'm a Scandinavian Plaintiff's lawyer from Minnesota living in California. Despite that background, I've become a weekend warrior on my Big Green Egg. I've started this blog to share my successes, failures, and experiments with anyone who cares to read about them.

3 responses to “Simply Steak”

  1. cork says :

    Jessica & I found an old-school butcher a couple miles from our house. Steaks are so big there, I had to ask for 2 of their smallest. The end result was the best steak I’ve had in along time! Needless to say, I think a good butcher / source of meat makes a huge difference too.

    • bbqesquire says :

      I whole-heartedly agree! That’s great that you found a good butcher! Butchers are like barber shops – then best ones are run by old men and have been around for decades.

      • bbqesquire says :

        I should also add that I prefer to buy my meat at Drewes Bros. (support your local butcher!) but Whole Foods is on my way home from work. That’s why I ended up with a Whole Foods steak Friday night.

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