For grilling the perfect steak, guaranteed to impress family and friends, follow these simple steps for tender, juicy meat that is full of flavour and cooked to perfection.
For more even cooking, bring steaks to room temperature half hour before grilling.
Preheat grill on low heat. To prevent oil from burning or meat from sticking, brush both sides of the steak with olive oil rather than brushing the grill directly. Excess oil can create smoke and cause flare-ups on the barbecue.
Since salt draws out the flavoursome juices from the meat, wait to season your steak just before grilling. Season one side with salt and pepper and cook steak seasoned-side down first to seal in the flavour. Season the other side just before turning over.
While cooking, use long-handled tongs to turn the steak only once. Continuous turning tends to overcook the inside, allowing precious moisture to escape. Cooking times vary depending on the thickness.
After cooking, transfer the steak to a plate, cover with foil, and set aside 5 minutes to rest. This step allows the heat to push the juices to the centre of the steak. Resting after cooking allows the meat to relax, distributing the juices evenly throughout the steak, making it succulent and tender.