My husband is obsessed with steak. He is forever wanting to go to expensive steakhouses to indulge his love of meat.
Of course, I'm cheap. I don't like spending money on something that I can do just as well and as perfectly at home.
All you need for the perfect steak is a great cut of meat.
I like to order from Omaha Steaks. I buy in bulk and keep them in my deep freezer so I can pull them out whenever my hubby starts suggesting we go out.
If that's not in your budget, patronize the butcher counter instead of just steaks off the shelf at the grocery store. You'll pay a few dollars more, but it is worth it.
You'll also need a grill. I prefer propane, but charcoal works well also.
You're going to want to preheat your grill on high for about 15 minutes. During this time, season your meat with whatever spices tickle your fancy. I use freshly ground black pepper, garlic salt, and a tiny pinch of thyme on mine. My hubby prefers McCormick's
Steak Seasoning on his.
Once the grill is heated, (and lightly oiled to prevent sticking) place the steak on the grill. Wait two minutes and then make a 1/4 turn. Repeat on the next side. This will give you those attractive grill marks. The outside should be dark, but not charred.
After you have marked and seared both sides, DO NOT TURN THE MEAT OVER again.
Move your steaks to a cooler part of the grill and continue to cook on LOW until desired doneness. I like mine well, hubby likes his medium. So I use a meat thermometer to help me decide when they're perfect.
Remove the steaks from the grill and cover them with 1/2 Tbsp each of melted butter. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
If you want them to be really special, top them off with some sauteed onions, garlic, mushrooms, or melted cheese.
Serve with a potato, salad, and bread. YUM!