Lobel's Guide to Grilling The Perfect Steak

"From the famed Lobel Brothers Butchershop in New York. Not really a recipe, but a guide to grilling or broiling a perfect steak!"
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  • Meat should always be at room temperature before it is cooked.
  • Remove your steaks from the refrigerator at least half an hour before you are ready to cook.
  • Preheat broiler or grill to maximum temperature.
  • Rub both sides of the steaks with coarse or kosher salt and pepper.
  • Place the steaks 3 to 5 inches from the flame to sear the outside and seal in the juices.
  • Turn the steaks after 2 to 3 minutes.
  • After the steaks have been seared on both sides, remove from the heat, and brush both sides with extra virgin olive oil.
  • This will help form the crust that adds the touch of perfection.
  • Return the steaks to heat and cook on both sides to a desired doneness.
  • Transfer to warmed dinner plates or a platter, and let rest five minutes before serving.

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  1. Mommy2two
    We'll use this "recipe" from here on out. I always hesitate to make a steak at home because I can't get it right. Now I can! I am super happy about that! Thank you yooper! I know it's just steak, but this has really made my whole summer!!
  2. Backwoods Baker
    I grilled my steaks (we like Sirloins over any else). I always season mine with Lawry's, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. But had never brushed both sides with oil. That was a great touch I will do from now on with my steaks! Grilled it as you said and it was great. Thanks!
  3. Stephanie S.
    Great steak. We had this the other night and we loved it. Simple, yet lets the steaks true flavors come out. Thank you for posting.
  4. eknecht
    Hooray! I have the perfect way to get that steak with the lovely seared crust on the outside but juicy and perfect inside. We do all our steaks this way now, though we usually avoid the salt and use a steak butter (softened butter, 1/2 T per serving, mixed with 1 tsp favorite steak seasoning). Thanks for posting!
  5. dolores in paradise
    So this is how it is done!! I could never get that great crispness on my steaks.now everyone raves about my steaks...thanks Yooper....


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