Have you every had that moment where guests are coming over and you forgot to pull out those delicious steaks to thaw? Well with this cooking method, you can cook the steaks without thawing them out!
While it might seem to go against traditional cooking methods, cooking frozen steaks directly on a grill can have excellent results. A grill can reach much higher temperatures than a regular pan, and it allows the combination of direct and indirect heat which is essential for the method of grilling frozen steaks.
What you need:
Direct and indirect heat
A thick cut steak (recommend 1.5 inch steaks)
Step 1: Prepare the grill
A charcoal grill should take about 20 minutes of heat and a gas grill about 10 minutes. To create a two-zone fire on a charcoal grill, place the charcoal on one side of the grill only. When you close the lid, make sure the lid is on the opposite side to create better airflow.
Step 2: Cook the steak
Cook the frozen steak on the grill for about 20 to 30 minutes in total. Use the thermometer for the whole process. First, put the steak on the direct heat zone for cooking and cook it evenly on both sides.
When the steak reaches an internal temperature between 70ºF and 90°F, move it to the indirect heat zone. Once there, season the steak right away and cook it until you achieve your preferred doneness. Cook the meat up to around 120 deg. F for rare, 130 deg. F for medium and 150 deg. F for well done.
Step 3: Let the steak rest
Remember to pull out the steak just about 5°F before your desired temperature since the heat inside the steak will keep it cooking and raise its internal temperature. Once you pull the steak from the grill, let it rest for about 5 minutes.
If you have tried this method please let us know! This is a great alternative if you are in a hurry and don't have time to thaw them out.
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