Grilling Safety & Perfectly Grilled Steak Recipe

Culver City Grilling Safety

Summers arrival means it is time to send out the invitations to your next family barbecue! Starting up the grill for the first time this summer can be exciting, but it is a good idea to update yourself on the necessary safety precautions to ensure that your barbecue is memorable for the right reasons.

  • If your grill has been collecting dust these past couple of months, be sure to give it a good cleaning and make sure all functions are working properly.
  • Read the owner’s manual before starting it up to update yourself on any specific requirements your grill requires.
  • Always practice safe food handling. The last thing you want is for your guests to leave with food poisoning. Be sure to keep everything at its specified temperature and covered until the second it is put on the grill.
  • Location is key. Where you place your grill is crucial to preventing a fire. Be sure to keep the grill at least 100 feet away from any structure and on stable grounds. You should also avoid placing your grill near any combustibles such as a trees, a wooden overhang or a picnic table. If you are throwing a themed party, avoid decorating near or on the grill. This is extremely dangerous and will just add fuel to a fire.
  • One of the biggest mistakes grill owners make is improperly disposing the ashes and grease. Ashes and grease should be watered down and put in a tightly sealed metal container for a few days before permanent disposal.

Get ready for your next summer barbecue, by trying out this recipe! Your grill is ready for this easy, grilled steak recipe. Start with four 1 1/4 – 1  1/2 inch-thick boneless rib-eye, New York strip steaks, or filet mignons. Brush the steaks with extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. Place on the grill until golden brown and slightly charred. This should take about four minutes. Next, flip the steaks and leave on the grill depending on your desired preparation. Once finished, tend the steaks loosely with foil and let them rest for five minutes before slicing and serving. Have a happy and safe barbecue season!


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