Friday, April 16, 2010
Steakhouse Menu at Home
Everyone loves the food offered at a New York style steak house. Perfectly seasoned porterhouse steaks, creamed spinach, wedge salad, and mashed potatoes. Why not serve this exact meal at your next gathering? Your guests will be pleasantly surprised by your originality in serving this restaurant favorite in a home setting. Below are some tips on grilling the perfect steak..Good luck and let me know how you make out.
Step 1: Preheat your barbecue to medium high. Rub both sides of the steak with olive oil and generously season with "season salt".
Step 2: Cook the steak on the barbecue until desired temperature, then drizzled the top with melted butter. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving
HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOUR STEAK IS DONE
The time needed to cook a steak varies depending on its thickness, and how you like it. Dont cut into a steak to see if it's done.
Grill to the desired degree of doneness, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness.
Rare - 120 degrees F
Medium Rare - 125 degrees F
Medium - 130 degrees F
GENERAL GRILLING GUIDE FOR THINNER CUTS OF STEAK
For steak 1.5cm-thick:
Rare - 1-1 1/2 minutes each side
Medium - 2-3 minutes each side
Well done - 3-4 minutes each side
For steak 2-3cm-thick:
Rare - 2-3 minutes each side
Medium - 4-5 minutes each side
Well done - 5-6 minutes each side
Rare - soft
Medium - slightly firmer and springy
Well done - very firm with no spring
Posted by Andrea Correale's Elegant Affairs at Friday, April 16, 2010