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Steak Medium Rare

Steak Medium Rare

Derrick Riches
I find it hard to understand why someone would cook a steak any other way than grilling. The succulent beauty of a grilled steak is one of the greatest pleasures of life.

Selecting a Steak: The first place to start when grilling the perfect steak is with the right cut of meat. You will need to know a few basics about grades and cuts before heading over to the local meat market. As a general rule, make sure to take a good look at the steak before you buy it. The meat should be a bright red, the fat should be a creamy white and there should be thin streaks of fat running through the meat. Also, if you can afford it try to buy choice grade meat over select.

Flavoring a Steak: The perfect steak needs the right flavors, but different steak cuts should be prepared differently. You may prefer just a light dusting of fresh cracked pepper on that rib eye, but there are so many things you can do with a steak to enhance the flavors or season it precisely for that special dish. Tender and flavorful steaks may not need any help, but a flank steak needs the right marinade to make it tender. But remember it's your steak so flavor it to suit your taste buds. One way to really add something extra to any steak to to top it with a sauce or cheese.

Grilling a Steak: Learning the art of grilling a perfect steak is neither difficult nor time consuming. But, a few basic rules will help make that steak the best you've ever tasted. A hot grill is just part of the trick. Make sure the grate is oiled and the steak is ready. Also remember to let the steak rest for a few minutes before serving, This allows the juices to reincorporate evenly into the meat.

One word of warning, restaurants don't typically "grill" their steaks. They have secrets to make their steaks fantastic. However, you too can can cook the perfect restaurant steak.

Once you have the rules of the perfect steak down, it's time to expand within the world of recipes like blue cheese stuffed steaks or teriyaki. There are thousands of ways to make a delicious steak and I have more than a few suggestions. If you eat steaks often, you should never get bored.

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