Summer holidays are here so it’s time to get groovy with the grill. We love a banging barbecue at Fresh Choice Nelson, and a sizzling steak makes it real special. So we thought we would share our top tips for cooking the perfect steak, but before you even start heating the grill, take a step back. Where are you going to get that baby from? We recommend you buy organic. So head down to Fresh Choice Nelson for a prime cut.
At Fresh Choice Nelson we buy your organic meat direct from the farm so we can absolutely guarantee the provenance of the product. Wash Creek organic beef (and lamb) comes to us from the farm in Canterbury where cattle (and sheep) are free to roam on the Hurunui hills. They thrive on organically grown forage including fruit salad pastures of chicory, clovers, lucerne and plantains. This nutrient rich mixed diet is chosen to naturally deter parasites. The long and the short of it… They eat well, so you can too.
Righto… Back to the barbecue. Here are some of our top tips for a perfect barbecued steak.
- Take guidance from Goldilocks – You want that temperature just right… And for a barbecued steak that’s hot, real hot! You, however, should chill with a beer while your grill gets up to temperature and we can help you with that too… In fact you can buy organic beer at Fresh Choice Nelson to go with your organic steak!
- Shake a little seasoning – Now we’re not talking about anything fancy here. We want you to enjoy the taste of that pasture fed organic beef, so a little salt and pepper should suffice. Add some olive oil too, this will stop your steak sticking to the grill, brush the steak not the barbecue with the oil, as it will prevent the oil from burning.
- Don’t forget the B side – You want to turn that baby over, once, and only once, during cooking. If you turn it too frequently the juices will escape.
- Take a rest – Once you have cooked the steak to your liking, pop it on a plate and let it rest for 5 minutes. Open another beer so you’re not tempted to rush this part. It’s important because when your steak is cooking the juices get pushed to the centre by the heat. This part is relaxation time, and will ensure that you slice into a steak that is succulent and tender.
Now you have the tips, head down to Fresh Choice Nelson and buy organic!