Grilled Steak Perfection! Grilled steak with herb seasoning. Healthy and clean!

Grilled Steak Perfection

By on July 9, 2016

You have fired up the grill and purchased beautiful steaks.  Do they fit into a healthy menu? How do you grill the perfect steak?  Grilled steak actually does fit in a healthy, clean eating meal plan. Just be mindful of your portion!  And there is nothing better than a perfectly grilled steak! Steaks on the grill are a grill lover’s master piece!  So how do you grill a steak to perfection?  Follow these simple rules and you will succeed!

Choose a good steak – Don’t skimp here – choose the best steak you can afford.  A well marbled steak is perfect! They should also be 1 ¼ inch thick to 2 inch thick (I prefer no thicker that 1 ½ inch). Some good choices include:

  • New York Strip Steak
  • Rib Eye Steak
  • Porterhouse
  • T-bone
  • Filet Mignon
  • Flank or Skirt Steak – Cook medium rare; slice against the grain.

Pre-Heat your Grill – Pre-heat your grill on high! Turn down one side to medium before grilling.Herb Seasoning for perfectly grilled steak!

Season your steak – Generously season your steak on both sides before grilling.

Avoid Cross-Contamination – Use one tong and plate to carry raw food to the grill and use a different plate and serving tool to bring and serve the cooked steak to the table.

Turn your steak at the right time – Flip your steaks when you see tiny beads of blood beginning to form on the top, approximately 4-6 minutes for a 1″ steak or 8-10 minutes for a 2″ steak. Use tongs to flip your steak as using a fork causes the all the flavorful juices to escape!

Don’t Desert Your Steaks – Stay close to the grill and keep a close watch on those babies! Put out flare ups with a spray bottle to prevent excessive charring and burning.

Remove steaks from the grill with tongs – Let them rest on a platter or cutting board under an aluminum foil tent for 5 – 10 minutes!Grilled Steak Perfection! Clean and healthy!

ENJOY!

Grilled Steak Perfection
There is nothing better than a perfectly grilled steak!
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Ingredients
  1. Four 1 1/4 inch to 1 ½ inch rib eye or t-Bone steaks, fat trimmed
  2. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  3. Herb steak seasoning or salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove steaks from the refrigerator about 20 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. Keep them covered letting them rest at room temperature.
  3. While the steaks rest, heat the grill to high.
  4. Brush the steaks before grilling with olive oil and generously season both sides with herb seasoning (or salt and pepper)
  5. Place the steaks on the hot grill and cook about 4 – 5 minutes, until golden brown and grill marks are seen.
  6. Using tongs, turn the steaks over and continue to grill
  7. 3-5 minutes for medium rare (internal temperature 135 degrees F)
  8. 5 – 7 minutes for medium (internal temperature (140 degrees F)
  9. 8 – 10 minutes for medium well (150 degrees F)
  10. Using tongs transfer steaks to a platter.
  11. Cover them loosely with foil and let them rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing.
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Herb Steak Seasoning
A herb seasoning that pairs perfectly with a good steak for grilling!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Tablespoons pink Himalayan salt
  2. 1 Tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  3. 1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes (minced onion)
  4. 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  5. 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  6. 3 teaspoons dried crushed thyme
  7. 3 teaspoons dried rosemary
  8. 3 teaspoons coriander
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Store in a glass or airtight container.
Notes
  1. Double or triple the recipe to have it ready to use!
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