Hey I’m Randy with BBQGuys. Today I’m going to show you how to girll the perfect steak. Now this method can be applied to basically any gas grill, but for this video I’m using my Weber Genesis II Gas Grill Special Edition. Let’s get to it! Now I’ll mainly be using the sear zone on the right side of this grill, but it’s a good idea to get the whole grill hot, so cold grids don’t take away from that valuable heat.
How to Grill the Perfect Steak
How to Grill the Perfect Steak – Go ahead and close the lid so we retain as much heat as possible. We want this thing scream’n hot to get a good sear. I picked up this beautiful bone in ribeye from my favorite local butcher shop, Iverstine Farms. Ribeye is easily my favorite cut due to the fat content, which makes for a juicy steak. Before grilling, make sure you let your steak sit out for about 30 minutes to get the chill off of it. For the seasoning, simplicity is best.
I really want to taste the beef itself. But, you’ll want to go a bit heavy on the kosher salt & black pepper.. because like in true steakhouses this steak will be dunked in clarified butter before hitting the grill.. a slight bit of the seasoning may fall off, don’t sweat that.
Weber Genesis II Gas Grill
Make sure to season the whole steak.. even the sides. And give it a good pat down, so we hold on to as much seasoning as possible. Now just form it back up, the best ya can so it stays nice and uniform. Once your grill has gotten as hot as it’s gonna get.. It’s time to get this bad boy on the grill. I like to keep the dunking dish close to the grill, so i’m not making too much of a mess and losing all that good butter coating.
Oh yeah.. that’s the searing sound we are looking for! This is about an inch and a half thick steak, giving it some good weight of it’s own to help it lay flat for good grid contact. But I also like to give it a couple light presses with my tongs just to make sure. After about two minutes, go ahead and crosshatch your steak. I like to make my diamonds by turning at a 45 degree angle. Let it cruise for another two minutes on this side.
If you like your steaks on the medium – medium rare side, try to avoid thin cuts. With a steak this thick, you have plenty of time to get some good caramelization, without having to worry about overcooking. Oh yeah, nice crust! Because we coated it so well in butter, we achieved some good color..even between the grill grates. As you would expect, same thing on the second side.. two minutes – then crosshatch. Bringing us to about 4 minutes on each side for searing. To help us get closer to our target doneness, and to prevent the steak from burning.. I like to move it over low heat on the left, while keeping the burners on the right still set to high.
Let it cruise with the lid closed for the rest of the cook. I’m shooting for medium rare – I’ll pull it somewhere between 120 & 125. My favorite method to check for doneness is to get a feel for the firmness of the steak. For medium rare, it will still have a good amount of give.. It will be more firm the closer you get to mid well & well done. And like all meat, you’ll want it to rest before slicing. I recommend about 10 minutes. Alright, let’s see what we got. Perfect! That’s what it’s all about. Time to give it a shot. That’s good. Nice crust and perfect medium rare..