How to Properly Cook a Steak on a Grill

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at the Hotel Seymour Supperclub is grilling a perfect steak. After all, an authentic supper club experience is not complete without a mouth-watering steak entrée, and we are pleased to offer several delicious options on our menu.

Want to perfect the art of cooking a steak on a grill at home in Seymour, WI? It’s not as difficult as you might expect—many people tend to add in too many extra steps.

Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about grilling steaks from the comfort of your home.


An important part of preparing the meat is allowing it to come closer to room temperature before cooking. You should remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit (covered) at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes before they go on the grill. Cooking a steak that’s still cold will result in lower-quality flavor.

Meanwhile, you should bring your grill to high heat. Once the steaks have reached the proper resting temperature, you can brush both sides with oil or butter, and then season them liberally. Simply using salt and pepper will give you a delicious flavor, but you can use other special steak seasonings if you wish. In general, people often tend to feel as though they need to use more types of seasonings than they actually do—there’s no need to use a crazy concoction of seasonings when just a couple simple ones will suffice.

When it comes time to begin cooking the steaks, place them on the grill and start cooking until they’ve reached a golden-brown appearance and are slightly charred—anywhere from four to five minutes on the first side. You can then turn the steaks over and continue to grill. Depending on the level of cooking you want, you might grill anywhere from an additional three to 10 minutes, with the lower end giving you a medium rare steak and the higher end giving you medium well.

People will often ask which degree of cooking will give you the best flavor. Ultimately this is a matter of personal preference, but you’ll generally find that most chefs will prefer a medium rare steak, as this leaves plenty of juice in the steak and makes it easier to cut and chew. The more you cook a steak, the tougher it’s going to get, and the more flavor will cook out of it.

Once you’ve pulled the steaks off the grill, you should transfer them to a platter or cutting board that you can then tent loosely with foil. Allow the steaks to sit under the tent for another five minutes before you slice into them. Technically they are still cooking at this point, even though they’re off the grill.

Want some more tips for how to cook some of your favorite supper club meals at home? We encourage you to reach out and we’ll be happy to give you more tips for how to cook a steak in Seymour, WI.

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