Ultimate BBQ Grilled Rib-Eye Steak
Ultimate BBQ Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and BBQ grills just seem to go together. There are numerous steak BBQ recipes, but a great cut of meat, a few added touches and the right technique are all you need. The Ultimate Grilled Rib-Eye
14-ounce rib-eye steak
Butter or herb butter* (see below)
Preheat a gas grill to medium-high or high. Heat charcoal BBQ grills for at least 30 minutes before grill time. The ideal grilling temperature for steaks is 600 degrees.
Just before grilling, rub salt, pepper and olive oil on both sides of the steak.
Using tongs, place steak on the grill. A 14-ounce steak takes approximately 12-14 minutes to grill to medium-rare. Adjust time for smaller or larger cuts.
Use tongs to turn steaks once during cooking time.
When done, place steaks on a platter untouched for 5 minutes.
Top with pats of butter and serve.
* Optional: Herb butter is a nice addition to a well-cooked rib-eye. Herbs like basil and chives add additional flavor without overpowering the flavor of the steak. In a blender or food processor, add a handful of your favorite finely chopped herbs, a stick of softened butter and blend. Refrigerate for several hours before using.
Porterhouse and t-bone steaks also work well with this recipe.
* If possible, purchase a bone-in rib-eye steak. The bone adds additional flavor.
* Purchase your steak the day before you plan to grill. Never freeze it.
* Purchase quality meat cuts from a local butcher if possible.
* A hot grill gives the steak a nice outside sear and is absolutely necessary for grilled perfection.
* Never use a fork or knife when grilling or serving. Precious juices are lost when you cut into a steak before eating.
* Turn steaks only once during grill time.
* An excellent cut of meat that is grilled to perfection does not need additional sauces. Salt, pepper and butter are all the enhancements required. Use freshly ground pepper if you can.
* Never over-cook a steak.
* Filet mignon is not a good choice in BBQ recipes because it is too lean. The best cuts for BBQ grills are those with fat.