Prime Steaks

Unleash Your Inner Pitmaster with our Prime Steaks

Venturing into the realm of grilling prime steaks for the first time is like embarking on a rugged expedition into the wild. But fear not, for we’ve forged a trail to guide you through the untamed territory of flames and flavor. Grab your apron and embrace the sizzle as we journey together to ignite the flames of your inner grill master.

  • Preheat your grill
  • Keep your grill clean
  • Keep your grill lid down
  • Grilling time and temperature
  • Direct vs indirect heat grilling
  • Tame the flame
  • Caramelization is key
  • Say no to lighter fluid


Preheat Your Grill

It’s important to remember that preheating your grill can help prevent food from sticking to the grate so that it can grill adequately. Preheat your grill with the lid closed for at least 10-15 minutes. However, if dealing with a charcoal grill or a gas-burning grill, the highest temperature the lid should reach should be about 500 F

Keep Your Grill Clean

There are a few ways to keep your grill clean. Once you maintain a clean and proper grill, cleaning your grill can prevent disasters. However, if food is stuck on your cooking grate, clean your grates with a stainless-steel brush while the grates are still hot. This is a great method to help keep your foods from sticking.

Keep the Grill Lid Down

Here are a few reasons why you should take precautions during your grilling your prime steaks and keep your grill lid down as much as possible: 

  • It prevents flare-ups by limiting oxygen
  • Keeps the grates hot enough to sear the food
  • It speeds up the cooking time and prevents food from drying out
  • It traps the smokiness that develops when fat and juices vaporize in the grill


Grilling Time and Temperature

Constantly monitor your cooking time during the grilling process. Avoid overcooking your food, and use a timer to monitor how long your meats will cook. The best way to determine cooking times is by:

  • Rare 125 – 130 F (Approx. 8 minutes)
  • Medium rare 130 – 135 F (Approx. 9 minutes)
  • Medium 135 – 140 F (Approx. 10 minutes)
  • Medium Well 140-145 F (Approx. 11 minutes)
  • Well Done 155 F and above (Approx. 12 minutes or more)


Direct and Indirect Heat Grilling

The difference between the two types of heat is significant for your grill and your food. The differences are:

  • Direct heat is best for relatively small, tender pieces of food that cook in 20 minutes or less. Generally, this is the fire directly below the food.
  • Indirect heat is best for more extensive, tougher cuts of meat that require more than 20 minutes of cooking. Generally, this is done by rotating your meat, or flipping.


Tame the Flame

Too many flare-ups can burn or overcook your food, so keeping the lid on is essential when grilling. If you allow too much oxygen into your grill, this could cause flare-ups. In case of a possible flare-up, temporarily move your food over indirect heat until the flames die down.

Caramelization is Key

One key factor in grilling is the seared taste of steaks or other food. Using the right level of heat, you can achieve this by slowly turning and browning your food.

  • Season the steak with salt and pepper on both sides before cooking.
  • Opt for a cut with good marbling, such as ribeye or New York strip to keep juiciness and flavor.
  • Coat the bottom of the skillet or grill with a high-heat oil like vegetable or canola oil to prevent the steak from sticking.
  • Place the steak in the hot skillet or grill and let it cook without moving for a few minutes to develop an even sear.  
  • Use butter with aromatics like garlic cloves, thyme sprigs, or rosemary sprigs and baste the steak to add flavor and moisture.


Say No to Lighter Fluid

It has many perks, but lighter fluid evaporates and can cause foul chemical fumes to your food. Instead, consider chimney starters or lighter cubes. This is more effective and will make maintaining your grill much easier and keep it cleaner.

Try Our Gift Meat Boxes

Purchase a gift box filled with your favorite cuts of meats, and enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. Before you try all of them, Our signature meat gift boxes include:


Find Great Prime Steaks and Chorizo On Our Website!

If you want to know more about our products, check out the Chorizo De San Manuel website for more information on your favorite prime steaks, chorizo, and other items available now! You can also check out all kinds of recipes on our Instagram and on the Chorizo De Manuel website here!

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