Broiling is an excellent cooking method for preparing a mouthwatering steak, especially when using high-quality, 100% grass-fed beef from Acabonac Farms. Our regenerative approach to raising cattle results in tastier, more nutrient-dense steaks that are perfect for broiling. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of broiling a steak for an unforgettable meal.
Step 1: Choose the Right Steak
Selecting the right steak is crucial for broiling success. High-quality steaks from Acabonac Farms, such as the Ribeye, New York Strip, or Filet Mignon, are excellent choices for broiling due to their marbling and tenderness.
Step 2: Prepare the Steak
Remove your steak from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will ensure even cooking. Pat the steak dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture, which can inhibit browning. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper, or any other desired seasonings.
Step 3: Preheat the Broiler
Set your oven to broil and preheat for at least 10 minutes. This will ensure that the broiler is hot enough to properly cook your steak. Adjust the oven rack, so it's about 3 to 4 inches from the heat source. This distance will allow the steak to cook evenly without burning.
Step 4: Prepare the Broiler Pan
Line the bottom of a broiler pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place the top part of the broiler pan on top, and lightly coat it with non-stick cooking spray or brush it with oil. This will prevent the steak from sticking during the broiling process.
Step 5: Broil the Steak
Place the seasoned steak on the prepared broiler pan, and place in the preheated oven. Broil the steak for about 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steak and your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check for the internal temperature: 125°F for rare, 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, 155°F for medium-well, and 165°F for well-done.
Step 6: Let the Steak Rest
After broiling, remove the steak from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board or plate. Tent it loosely with aluminum foil, and let it rest for about 5 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the steak, ensuring a tender and juicy result.
Step 7: Serve and Enjoy
After the resting period, slice your perfectly broiled steak against the grain and serve it with your favorite side dishes. The delicious, tender, and nutrient-dense steak will be a hit at your next meal.
By following these steps, you'll be able to broil a delicious steak using high-quality, 100% grass-fed beef from Acabonac Farms. Our commitment to raising cattle in an environmentally friendly way results in a tastier and more nutrient-dense product that is perfect for broiling. Give it a try and experience the difference for yourself.