The BEST STEAK EVER!
Although there are other steak instructables out there, This one is mind and documents my quest to havethe BEST STEAK EVER!. It seems my quest begins long before you even get the meat on your grill.
There are 3 ingredients Steak, Salt Pepper and one tool FIRE!
STEAK + FIRE = AWESOMESAUCE! But no sauce on a steak, the meat needs no condiments.
STEP 1. Raise that Cow RIGHT. I did not eat the fellow above but one of his children. The bull looked up and said damn son you smell delicious. Not really it is just a really twisted joke. If I have not offended you yet keep reading cause my humor is bit on the dark spectrum, and perhaps we should be friends.
This is a Hereford Bull that is bred to Black Angus Heifers. Ill let the Beef Council discuss the finer points of Angus Beef stock, I just know that when you take a Cow, Feed it a grass diet it just tastes gooooooooooood. That is right Get a all grass fed steer, you can get decent results with a corn/grass fed cow but we are going after the BEST STEAK EVER!
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Step 1: Get to Tha Butcher!!!
STEP 2. Take that Cow to your local Butcher/Meat packer. Specify the cuts you want on your order, and wait. I asked for a couple T-bones to be only refrigerated. In a couple days you will receive a call to come and get it. GO GET YOUR STEAK
*Edit* See the comment below about aging beef.
Step 2: Prepwork
STEP 3. While you are putting the frozen steak in the freezer let your fresh T-Bones Chill,out waiting for their moment to shine or is that sizzle. This will allow them to come closer to room temperature Fire up your grill and preheat your searing burner.
Step 4. Some like to use oil but I give the BEST STEAK EVER, a spritz with a water bottle so that I can rub it down with coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper corns. BOTH SIDES. Admire the T Bones and thank the cow for making such a tasty meats.
Step 3: Grillz
Step 5. Now that your grill is up to temp, Sear those 16oz T-Bones for 60 -90 seconds a side. Only turn the meat with tongs or a spatula never poke the meat with a fork as you do not want that juice to leak out
Step 6. Transition, the BEST STEAK EVER, to the main grill that should be at a medium flame and Let it cook for 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare.
I use the Touch method to test for the doneness of my steak.
- Touch your index finger to your thumb with one hand then poke the meat of your thumb with your other hand feel how firm that is? That would be rare.
- Thumb to middle finger is about medium rare.
- thumb to ring finger is medium.
- Thumb to pinky means that you do not have the best steak ever you have turned your tasty meat into boot leather and made the spirit of that cow cry. If you make a steak well done on purpose, you are a bad person, and should feel bad.
Step 4: Rest and EAT
Step 7, Place the steak on a plate and cover it with a plate cover to allow it to rest, while you nuke the bag of broccoli but honestly who cares about the plant matter and sides we want BEEF, and THE BEST STEAK EVER! GET IN MEH BELLY!
This is all in good fun, I like knowing where my meat comes from and I love a good steak. This was the first half of a cow I have ever purchased and I am by far pleased with the results. I have a freezer full of steak and hamburger and I got to try a fresh never frozen grass fed T bone. Seriously there was only one steak I had that was better, and that was a Kobe Steak that was cooked professionally to rare. That steak was so tender that I could cut it with a spoon and it figuratively melted in my mouth. But as you cant get Japanese beef in the states anymore due to the restrictions brought about by Mad Cow. I have to rate my grass fed T-Bone pictured above as the #2 best steak I have ever had.
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