Did you know cows outnumber humans 4 to 1 in Uruguay? I’ll have to find a way to drop that new knowledge in a random conversation today. This new video from USA Today features 5 steak grilling tips from Uruguayan chef Lucia Soria. Some of these tips are controversial. For example, I don’t personally think letting the meat sit at room temperature does anything. I’m also not convinced that moving the meat releases moisture. My main goal is getting a nice, caramelized crust on each side of the steak. That means letting it sear over the hottest part of the grill, rotating to make sure the crust is even and usually only one flip to repeat the sear on the other side. I’ll then move thicker cuts to the cooler side of the grill to finish. Again searing is the goal, not water retention.
Controversial or not, it is a well done video and I am totally onboard for getting the grill as hot as you can get it and keeping seasoning to a minimum (fresh ground black pepper for me). Enjoy!