While we would much rather you enjoyed a steak on a stone at The Stone Grill in Blackpool, we appreciate that late summer is the ideal time for barbecue. It isn’t often we can get the grill out, dust of the charcoal and the firelighters and enjoy some smoky fun in the garden so we certainly can’t blame you for wanting it.
With that in mind, we have used our combined wisdom to develop an informative post to help you make the most of barbecue time. To refresh the old skills and to make sure, when all eyes are on you, that the steaks you cook are nothing short of magnificent. Starting with the T-bone.
Barbecue a T-bone steak
We are starting with T-bone because it is one of the harder steaks to cook on a grill. It is usually cut thicker and has the bone running through it which can throw a first time cook. So here is how to properly grill a T-bone.
We are assuming you have a typical cut, around 4cm thick.
- Allow the steak to rest at room temperature for an hour or two before cooking.
- Get the barbecue nice and hot, usually when the charcoal has a thin grey film over it.
- Season the steak to your liking.
- Place away from you on the grill and leave for 1 – 2 minutes.
- Turn 45 degrees and leave again for 1 – 2 minutes to create the char grilled pattern.
- Flip the steaks over and repeat step 4.
- Cook to your liking and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
As always when cooking steak, only touch the meat when you need to. Needlessly moving it around or flipping it over causes it to lose those valuable juices. To retain as much moisture as possible, just move the steak as directed and use tongs instead of stabbing the meat with a knife or fork.
Using a knife or a fork to move steak is another rookie error. It provides the means for even more juice to escape which is exacerbated when you turn the steak over. Use tongs wherever possible whether you’re cooking steak over a barbecue or in the kitchen. It is a useful pro habit to get into.
We shall be doing a few more of these ‘How to barbecue steak’ posts over the next couple of weeks. It is prime BBQ time right now and the British summer is short enough that we want to make the most of every bit of sunshine. If you don’t feel like cooking for yourself, visit The Stone Grill in Blackpool. We would be happy to do it for you.