Knowing the steak you are going to grill is very important. I encourage you to literally get a feel for the meat. A steak changes in texture and density as it cooks and knowing how it feels before it hits the grill, is going to help you hit the desired doneness
. Given the differences between grills, cooking surfaces, and cuts of steak, there isn't a set rule for how long it will take to cook. Knowing the feel of the meat will serve you better than any clock. If you feel better using a thermometer, I also go over the temperatures as we get cooking.
Take note of the thickness of the steak. I'm using a 1-inch thick steak for this demonstration but will tell you how to adjust for other thicknesses. Make sure you know how thick the steak is and that you remember that thickness for later.
Things you will need:
- A Steak
- Salt and Pepper (or your preferred seasoning)
- A very hot Grill
- a reliable Meat Thermometer (optional)
- A Clock or Watch with a second hand