Tuesday, July 20, 2010

People keep asking me whats the secret to a good steak on the Braai

The Secrets to a good steak on a
Braai or BBQ
Well here goes my advice after
 years of practice 

1: Make sure that you have your steaks cut thick about 25mm thick which is good thinner and it dries up like a prune
2: Always massage your rub or spices into the meat which should be at room temperature don't just throw it on massage the rub into the meat take your time here

3: Allow the meat to stand with the rub on for about ten minutes not longer as the salt or some spices can pull to much moisture out

4: Always have a section of fat on your steak it provides great taste and basting for your meat as it cooks if you don't like fat cut it of after grilling

5: Make sure you have adequate coals to give you lots of heat steak likes a hot quick fire to seal in the taste and flavor

6: Try to turn your steak only once or twice on the fire as to many turns allows the meat to seep to much moisture and juice out and with it all the flavor

7: Lastly always let your steak stand for at least five to ten minutes after cooking to relax and release the flavours into the meat before eating

Then their is the question of a good Marinade?
Try this one i use it often and it works a treat
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 Cup Light Soy Sauce
½ Teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Mix all together and pop in a zip-lock bag with meat allow at least an hour to marinade or overnight in the fridge

Now enjoy your steak and don't forget a bucket of beers with it or a real good full bodied red wine for those who want to be a little more cultured