BBQ 101 - To grill the perfect steak you have to chose a perfect steak. Our personal favorite is rib-eye, it has great marbeling which constitutes good flavor. Before grilling let your steaks come to room temperature, this will make it so the meat won't get shocked from cold to hot which can cause toughness.
Once the meat has reached room temp. rub in some freshly chopped garlic, an nice pinch of dry thyme rubbed in, kosher salt (never iodized), freshly cracked pepper, and a light drizzle of olive oil. Never salt your meat prior to cooking. What we mean by this is only add the salt just before you go to grill it. If you add the salt the meat to early the salt will leach out the moisture leaving you with a dry steak. Next, heat your grill to the hottest setting. When grilling steaks you want very intense heat to get a good sear on the meat.
Cooking Your Steaks:
We prefer or steaks medium rare, so for a 1" steak I place on the grill for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes a side. Now when you put the steak on leave it alone until it is time to turn over, and repeat the 4 1/2 to 5 minutes on the other side. When the cooking time has expired remove from grill and place on a plate and cover with foil and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. This is called the resting period. This is very essential because the steak is like a sponge it will reabsorb all of it's juices back into the meat and promote a nice juicy steak. When you don't let it rest that is when you have the big pool of blood left on the plate, and that is a loss of flavor and simply unappetizing.
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