Topic: Help for Home Cooks/Bartenders
Cooking Tips and Hints
The home grill. It's all about the marinade, the meat, the heat. What are your tips for a home grill cook preparing to grill up a bunch of steaks (or chicken, pork, you name it)?
- Chrissy Camba
- Bar Pastoral
- Chicago, IL
well...for steak, i like to stay away from the marinade and get a really good flavorful steak like ribeye. i'll leave the steak out to come up in temp a little whilst i ready the grill. once the coals are ready (ash gray), i either move them to one half of the grill or spread them out in a layer - this move depends on how many coals you have going, the distance from your coals to your grate, how thick your steak is, etc. then, i salt and pepper both sides of the steak well (people are always surprised at the amount of salt and pepper i use). if the steak doesn't kind of sizzle when you put it on the grill, your grill isn't hot enough yet - take your steak off and adjust. :D
Answers from other users
- David Katz
- Executive Chef/Owner
- Philadelphia, PA
Make sure your grill is brushed and oiled at all times! So many home grillers don't take care of their grills and food sticks to it like crazy. Keep your grill clean is my tip.