TIPS FOR MAKING A GOOD GRILLING EXPERIENCE

Whether you do it indoors or outdoors, grilling is the most popular way to prepare a steak. Grilling El Tablajero Steaks is quick, easy and usually doesn't leave much for clean up. Follow these tips for a perfect El Tablajero steak every time.

Choose the right steak to grill. Steaks best for grilling are tender cuts such as Ribeyes, Filet Mignon, T-Bones and Porterhouses. Any of El Tablajero Steaks Certified Angus Beef ® steaks are perfect for the grill. Our steaks offer abundant marbling for extra flavor and are cut thick to withstand the heat from the grill.

Pre-Heat the grill to a high temperature-so that it's almost smoking. Drop the temperature to Medium before placing on the meat (hold your hand over the grill, if you can keep it there for four seconds, this is considered Medium). If your grill is too hot your steaks may char on the outside and be rare on the inside.

Bring steaks to room temperature (68-72 degrees) before they go on any hot surface. By cooking steaks at cooler temperatures, the shock of hitting the hot grill will affect the flavor and texture of the meat. To keep your steaks juicy, take them out of the refrigerator a half hour to an hour before cooking.

Place steaks on the grill and cook. It's tempting to keep turning the steaks, but in order to achieve beautiful grill marks and even cooking, turn the steaks only once. Always use tongs, never a fork. Puncturing the steaks with a fork will allow the juices to leave the steak. Depending on the grill, your cook times will vary. Rare (140-150 degrees)is usually 6-7 minutes, Medium(160 degrees) is 9-12 minutes and 12-15 minutes for well(170 degrees). Use the hand test or a meat thermometer to help you determine the temperature of your steaks.

Once your steak is to your preferred temperature, take off the heat and let the steak rest for a few minutes before serving. Our Steaks are delicious on their own and don't need any additional sauces or marinades. If you want to enhance the natural flavors of our premium products, just a little salt or our spices should do the trick.