Many people have the vision that they will instantly become a top chef as soon as they fire up the grill. However, in reality it might take a little practice in order to get things just right. Here are a few top tips that you can use to BBQ like a professional at home:
Make Sure that the Grill is Hot Enough
Trying to cook with a grill that is not hot enough will take longer and spoil the flavor of your meat. In order to check that the grill is at the right temperature, hold your hand about five inches above the grill and count how many seconds you can hold it there comfortably. If you are able to hold your hand in place for five seconds your grill is at low heat. If you are able to hold your hand in place your grill is on a medium heat, while if you have to remove your hand after just one second you are ready to get grilling.
Make Sure Your Steak is Done
Start by touching the base of your thumb with the pointer finger on your other hand. This is what raw steak feels like when you press down on it. For rare meat, press your pointer finger to your thumb and touch the base of your thumb again. This is the texture you’re looking for if you like your steak rare. A medium rare steak should be the same texture as pressing your middle finger to your thumb, while a well done steak feels like your pinky finger pressed to your thumb.
Marks for Effort
It’s all in the presentation when serving steak, so you will want to practice a little to get those grill marks perfect. Imagine the face of a clock superimposed onto your grill. Begin by placing your steaks facing 10 o’clock and then after a few minutes flip them to two o’clock.