The Trick to Grilling a Perfect Steak

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Many people claim steak to be their absolute favorite food, which is why it's a treat to make it at home. If you often get a perfectly cooked steak on the outside, but raw meat on the inside, watch and learn how to grill the perfect steak.

Thomas Joseph uses an 18-ounce strip steak, but you can use rib-eye or whichever your favorite steak happens to be. To start, be sure to take the meat out 30 to 40 minutes before cooking. Then dab off excess moisture with a paper towel. The extra moisture could create steam, so it's important to remove it. Then drizzle on a neutral oil like grape seed or safflower oil on to the meat. Apply a liberal amount of salt and coarsely ground pepper.

Use a grill pan, cast iron skillet or your grill. Make sure the pan is really hot. Cook it for two minutes and then flip it over and cook the other side. Run through that timing pattern for flipping one more time so that the steak has been cooked on each side for two minutes. Once cooked, place the steak on a sheet tray with a wire rack, which helps to keep the steak from steaming and allows the meat to cook evenly. Place the steak in the oven to finish cooking. After ten minutes, measure the temperature of the steak. It should be 120 to 125 degrees for a medium rare steak.

Before cutting into the meat, let it rest for around 10 minutes. This is a hugely important step that many people ignore. Letting the meat rest allows the juices to redistribute in the meat.

Watch the video above to learn the trick to grilling a perfect steak.

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