USING A GRILL MAY NOT BE NECESSARY
Here’s a backyard steak grillers compendium for newbies on the best ways to cook a steak without a grill. The scoop comes from Heath Goldman of Food Network Kitchen via CNN.
The list includes tips on:
--Always pat your steak dry. Why? Moisture is the enemy of crispness. Bone up on your Maillard reactions here.
--Season the steak with smoky flavor. Ever think of smoked paprika?
--Let the dry steak come to room temperature. (Not advised for winter grilling in Nome, Alaska). But when in Nome use a cast iron skillet because a hot, hot, skillet is just as good as an outdoor grill in the Bahamas.
--And, how to faux grill steak under the broiler. Preheating is the secret.
--How long do you cook steak? Move up with the big boys and girls use an instant read thermometer.
--How to rest a steak? Steak will continue to cook after you moved it off the heat. So let it snooze for 5 minutes in a jacket of loose foil.
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