Once you’ve found your grill of choice from a grill store Dallas TX, how do you get the perfect steak? That’s a question that has eluded even the most dedicated “grill warriors” for a long time, but you can offer up a perfect steak to your guests just like any chef would.
In part one of our steak series, we’ll show you some contrasting opinions on one facet of perfect steak preparation: should you bring the steak to room temperature or not?
Grill Store Dallas TX: Cooking Steak at Room Temperature? Even Professional Chefs Don’t Agree
Many people grab the steak out of the fridge, shake some salt on it, and toss it on the grill. Others are careful to let their steaks come to room temperature---this can take up to 30 minutes---before they will place them on the grill. Which way is correct?
New York Magazine relied on David Walzog’s expertise when giving steak advice. Walzog suggests taking the steaks out of the refrigerator half an hour before grilling. On the other hand, ABC News quoted chef Michael Lomonaco as saying that room temperature steaks cook far too quickly. "When you cook with a room temperature steak, it cooks much faster,” said Lomonaco, according to ABC. “Cooking with cold steaks allows you to control the temperature more, resulting in a perfectly cooked steak."
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The end goal--a perfectly grilled steak--is the same, regardless of your feelings on the room temperature theory. Whether you bring the meat to room temperature or not, it's the temperature of the grill, not the temperature of the steak, that is most important when you’re getting started.
Chef Walzog recommends letting your grill remain closed for up to five full minutes after the coals have reached a proper heat level (when the coals are almost white). Placing your steaks on the grill after it has had a chance to reach this level of heat results in beautifully charred exterior without over-cooking the inside.
So, go ahead and experiment with grilling your steaks--try both the "straight from the fridge" method and the "room temperature method," and see which one you prefer. And don't forget to have your grill at the perfect temperature.
Up next on the grill store Dallas TX blog, we will look at the myths (or truths) behind seasoning your steak in advance. If you need to find a propane grill Dallas (or even a classic charcoal grill), stop by Jacksons Home & Garden, or call us at (469) 789-5440. We’d love to help get your summer started!