5 Tips to Braai the Perfect Steak

How to braai the perfect steak

Get the perfect steak every time with these handy braai tips

  1. Use the touch test. Check for doneness with a simple tool: your finger. A rare steak feels soft and spongy, medium springs back a bit when pressed, and well-done feels firm.
  2. Don’t overdo it. Err on the side of undercooking a steak rather than overcooking it. You can always pop the meat back on the grill if it’s too rare.
  3. Look for marbling. Thin white streaks of fat throughout a steak, called marbling, keep the meat nice and juicy. Plus, the fat adds flavor.
  4. Don’t move. Let your steak develop a seared crust on the grill before moving or flipping it. If you try to lift the meat before it’s ready, it’ll stick to the grates.
  5. Let it rest. Once your steak is off the grill, wait at least 5 minutes before slicing. This gives the juices a chance to settle back into the meat.

Source: Food Network