Monday, March 11, 2013

Selling The Sizzle

When the local Harvest Market put their New York Steak on sale for $6.99 a pound I knew what my weekend food project would be. I purchased four large steaks,  froze three for later consumption and made one for dinner. I have been taking a video production class so in addition to my usual photo I shot a short video to include in this post. There is a large learning curve for me with video so bear with me. I love the fact you can hear the sizzle as the steak cooks on the grill.

The process for cooking the steak is simple. I always take my steak off refrigeration at least an hour early to allow it to come to room temperature. I brush a little olive oil on both sides of the steak to prevent sticking and to allow the seasoning to adhere. I season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and head to the pre-heated grill. I sear the first side and then turn over and finish the other side. If you want diamond grill marks set the meat at a 45 degree right angle to the grate and then turn 45 degrees to left angle. Time on each side varies by width of the steak.  I use an instant read thermometer and try for a 120 degree interior temperature (rare.) I place the steak on a platter and loosely tent with foil for a ten minute rest.  It's steak time!

New York Steak on the Grill

I feel like I can smell the steak as it sizzles on the grill.


Chilebrown said...

That video is better than watching a Yule log any day.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- I can put it on auto-repeat for the holidays. :)
I should have emailed you about the sale. They had some well marbled steaks that could have passed for prime.