Dads Want Steak

Give your dad the best for Fa­ther's Day

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D ads typ­i­cally love steak, so this Fa­ther’s Day, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by shar­ing the grilling ex­pe­ri­ence to­gether.

In fact, it may be the per­fect chance to teach your old man a thing or two with th­ese tips from Omaha Steaks Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Grant Hon.

Choose Your Pro­tein

Se­lect­ing qual­ity pro­tein is the start­ing place for an ex­cep­tional grilled meal. For ex­am­ple, the rib­eye is the most well-mar­bled steak, mean­ing it’s su­per juicy, rich with beefy fla­vor and ex­cel­lent on the grill.

Pre­pare the Grill

Al­ways start with clean grill grates. Heat your gas grill to high or start your char­coal 10-15 min­utes be­fore you grill. Dip a pa­per towel in oil us­ing tongs and oil your grill grates be­fore adding steaks for a great sear.

Pre­pare the Meat

Pat steaks dry with a clean pa­per towel and sea­son them be­fore they hit the grill. You can’t go wrong with sim­ple sea salt and cracked pep­per, but cre­ative recipes like this Dukkah Rub can add a spe­cial twist.

Sear and Crust

Cook steaks di­rectly over your heat source to get a tasty, crunchy sear on the out­side of the steak. This is where the best fla­vor comes from, and it of­fers a de­li­cious con­trast to the rich, juicy in­side of the cut.

Con­trol Your Cook

Keep the grill cover closed as much as pos­si­ble to main­tain a tem­per­a­ture of around 450 F. This helps lock in fla­vor and pre­vent flare-ups. Re­mem­ber the mar­bling on a rib­eye means more fat, which melts dur­ing cook­ing. This is a good thing, but you may ex­pe­ri­ence more drip­ping or flare-ups if you’re used to grilling leaner steaks.

To min­i­mize the need to open the grill cover, de­ter­mine the amount of time you’ll need to reach your de­sired done­ness then use the 60-40 grilling method. Grill 60 per­cent on the first side then 40 per­cent after you turn the steak over for an even cook.

Let it Rest

A rest­ing time of at least 5 min­utes al­lows steak juices to re­dis­tribute for the best eat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. A foil tent can help reg­u­late tem­per­a­ture dur­ing the rest­ing pe­riod.

Gar­nish and Fla­vor

Whether you’re grilling vegeta­bles, saute­ing onions or adding a dif­fer­ent kind of sweet or sa­vory top­ping, just be­fore you serve is the right time to gar­nish your steak.

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