Nothing beats the smell of charred meat on a beautiful day.
Whether you are entertaining or just want a special treat, it’s always a good idea to fire up the barbecue. Steaks are an all time favorite, but not all cuts of meat grill the same. Here are the five best steaks to grill to get the absolute best flavors out of your grilled meat.
This is the granddaddy of all steaks. The porterhouse combines a New York strip with a piece of filet, combining two of the best steaks to grill into one. This is a great cut for sharing. Char the outside and finish until it reaches the desired temperature. Carve it into thick slices and serve. Don’t just toss that beautiful bone. It’s good for gnawing on or starting a stock.
Possibly the classiest of steaks, the filet mignon is a tender and delicious slice of the tenderloin. This cut is incredibly lean. That is why they often come wrapped in bacon. It adds a bit of juice and flavor to steak while cooking. With a piece of meat this scrumptious, it seems a shame to ruin it by overcooking. Medium done is almost too much.
The flat iron is relatively new to the steak scene. Butchers only recently began producing this cut. It is certainly worth a try though. It is almost as tender as the Filet Mignon but features beautiful marbling. The flat iron doesn’t need any added bacon for flavor. It is a complete package.[easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”1400097940″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”fieryflavors-20″]
The skirt steak is the classic option for a hot and spicy preparation. This cut has a rich beefy flavor but tends to be a bit chewy. That’s why people love to slice it thin against the grain and serve it up as fajitas. Start with a spicy rub or marinade. Slap the whole skirt on the grill and let it cook for a few minutes on each side. Slice it up and serve with warm tortillas, avocados, or whatever sounds good.
This luxurious cut is really just a slice of prime rib. Cut from the upper rib, the rib eye steak features excellent marbling that results in a tender and juicy steak.
So whether you opt for a monster cut of porterhouse or a spicy skirt steak, grill up something good during the summer – or any time of year!