- Barbecue is the actual spelling of the word, but in today's world, Barbeque is also accepted! I found this on 3 different sources. I tend to use the "que" spelling, but for this post I will use the traditional spelling. (Sorry if I slip).
- This is National Barbecue Month. And, we know that if you are speaking of purely real barbecue, you are speaking of slowly cooking and smoking meat over indirect heat for many hours. It is delicious and a couple of states out there claim to have the best barbecue in all of the land. Grilling is the quicker method of using a device called a barbecue in a more quick fashion over direct heat.
- An hour before cooking, take your steaks out and dry them off. Sprinkle on coarse sea salt liberally, some chopped garlic and some rosemary. Let them sit at room temperature for an hour.
- Just before grilling, rinse off the seasonings! You heard me right! It will be perfectly seasoned, don't worry!
- Place on the grill or in your grill pan, Grill for about 4 or 5 minutes on one side, depending on the heat of your grill, the thickness of the steak and how rare you like your steak to be. (My husband likes his on there for much longer than I do.) Flip and grill the other side. Put a pat of butter on the cooked side and let it melt into the steak.
- Remove from the grill onto a platter and allow to rest for a few minutes. It will be tender and delicious!
Even if you aren't firing up the barbecue, you can grill indoors on your grill pan. I wanted a grill pan for years, then, when I finally got a new set of cookware, they came with a grill pan! I was thrilled! This one is similar to mine. This evening I did some zucchini in the grill pan. It was really good! Using the grill pan with vegetables makes them so much more tasty and different than just the normal way of sauteing them. And the grill marks make them look so pretty.