For the umpteenth time, I overcooked steak tonight. It's getting embarrassing. I nail chicken, pork tenderloin, ribs, burgers within about 5 degrees of target temp. Steaks on the other hand...I suck.
I know how to fix it. Or at least I thought I did. I bring the steaks out to the countertop for thirty minutes prior to cooking. Hot coals, stable at 550-600, 1 inch NY strips on for a couple minutes, quarter turn, flip, two minutes and take it off. I figured at best these things would be at 130-ish. Nope, per the Thermapen they were all 160 and up. I dropped an F-bomb and immediately apologized to the neighbor.
I scour these pages for advice, I've calibrated my thermometer, I buy different cuts of meat...and all of them turn out terrible. I'm not ready to give up, but I will probably wait a while to buy more steak.
As an Egg owner, this is borderline unforgivable. I know. But I can't be alone. What dish gets the best of you?
Please someone say steak...
LBGE since June 2012