This week is National Ag Week. Today, National Ag Day. A time to show a little bit of love for our food and those that are behind it!
In the beginning of the week I voted everyone should celebrate by having beef every single night for supper this week.
Ok, maybe pork and chicken would definitely be okay- but here on our beef farm we kicked off the week with beef (Well, that could also have something to do with my overflowing freezer of beef right now.) and we continued the week with beef!
But, anyway, on Sunday night I broke out some steaks and potatoes on the grill since the weather is holding up quite nicely here in South Dakota.(This was my intended post for Monday, but I invited you all to my Virtual Baby Shower instead!)
It really seems you can’t go wrong with what you add to steaks. But, I am sharing a couple of my favorite seasonings with you and I promise you will not be unhappy with the result.
If I am on top of things I normally try and defrost the steaks ahead of time and then marinate in the refrigerator. Always marinate in the fridge. Meat should not be left sitting at room temperature for longer than 4 hours. That is really important to remember.
Normally I am not on top of things and end up marinating the steaks about 30 minutes before I put them on the grill- the longer in marinade the better.
These three seasonings mixed together are magic.
And to prove it I even bought the steak seasoning in a super large container yesterday at Sam’s Club. We received it back when we got married and I loved it so much I keep spending the money.
Anyway, I throw my steaks on the grill and go for an internal heat temperature of 145 F. That is medium. I always cook with a meat thermometer. It just makes life a whole lot easier. You can take the steaks off the grill a few degrees before they get to 145 and the steaks will continue to cook themselves as they are sitting on a plate waiting to be eaten. If you need the other temperatures for degree of doneness send me a message and I will be more than happy to send them to you!
These three are my secrets to a perfect steak. What are yours?
I encourage all to celebrate National Ag Day and have a steak supper tonight!