Mark’s Meat Q&A:
How long will my steaks last in the freezer? Your steaks will still be of exceptional quality for up to a year after buying them, but for optimum taste and tenderness, we recommend enjoying them within six months. We’ll bet you won’t be able to last that long!
How do I grill a steak? 1) Fire up the grill so it’s nice & HOT. 2) Prep & season the (room temp) steak & let sit for 30 mins. Trim excess fat to avoid flare-ups. 3) Place the steak on the hottest part of the grate, directly above the coals, and let it sear for 2 to 3 mins, then flip and sear the other side for 2 -3 mins. Resist the urge to move the steak around with the tongs. 4) Check the temperature of the steak while it’s still on the grill. Grill the steak to desired taste: 130°F for rare, 135°F medium-rare, 145°F medium, 150°F medium well and 160°F for well done. Remember that the steak will continue to cook a few degrees after it’s removed from the grill. 5) After removing the steak from the grill, place it on a cutting board & loosely cover it with aluminum foil. Allow it to “rest” for 5 mins (the temperature will continue to rise a few degrees while the juices redistribute into the meat). 6) Enjoy!
How do I grill hamburgers? Place burgers on the grill and cook, waiting at least 4 minutes before flipping. Cook until both sides are browned and the burger is cooked to the desired doneness (about 10 min. for med. rare for 8-oz burgers). Let burgers rest for about 5 min. before enjoying.