How to Grill The Best Ribeye in the World
Are you ready to step up your grilling game and master the art of cooking the perfect ribeye steak? Look no further than Wagyuman, your one-stop shop for the highest quality Japanese beef. We'll guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the perfect cut to achieving that mouth-watering sear.
So grab your tongs, fire up the grill, and let's get cooking!
How to Choose the Right Ribeye Cut
Selecting the right steak is a crucial step toward grilling a mouth-watering ribeye. While local supermarkets offer some budget-friendly options, they might not deliver the high-quality steak you crave. For the best grilling experience, opt for USDA Prime or Wagyu ribeye steaks imported directly from Japan. USDA Prime is the highest quality grading from the USDA, while Wagyu beef is known to produce some of the finest steaks on the planet.
Another thing to consider is the aging process. Wet-aging is a quicker process that retains more moisture, while dry-aging takes longer and breaks down enzymes to create a more tender steak. Neither option is better than the other, but selecting a wet-aged or dry-aged steak can elevate the flavor profile of your ribeye.
Before You Start Grilling Ribeye
Before we jump in and start grilling our ribeyes, there are a few things you should consider.
- Clean the grill grates: Before grilling your ribeye steak, make sure the grill grates are clean. Use a grill brush or scraper to remove any debris or charred bits from the previous grilling session. This will prevent your steak from sticking and ensure even cooking.
- Oil the grates: Once the grates are clean, use a paper towel or brush to apply a light coat of oil. This will also help prevent sticking and ensure that you get those beautiful grill marks on your steak.
- Let the steak come to room temperature: Take the ribeye steak out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling. This will help the steak cook evenly and prevent it from becoming tough.
- Preheat the grill: Heat the grill to high heat, around 450-500°F. This will ensure that your steak cooks quickly and develops a nice crust on the outside.
Remember, the key to a great grilled ribeye steak is a hot and clean grill, so take the time to properly prepare it before cooking!
How to Grill the Perfect Ribeye Steak
Now that the grill's all ready, let's jump in and start cooking that perfect ribeye.
- Take your ribeye steak out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow it to come to room temperature.
- Preheat the grill to high heat, aiming for a temperature of around 450-500°F.
- While the steak is coming to room temperature, season it generously with salt and black pepper, or your favorite steak seasoning. You can also add garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, or other herbs if you like. Some people also like to rub in a pat of butter or a drizzle of olive oil on each side of the steak at this point.
- Place the steak on the grill, directly over the heat source. You should hear a sizzle as soon as it hits the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Adjust the cooking time according to your desired level of doneness.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For medium-rare, the temperature should read around 130-135°F. For medium, aim for 135-145°F. For well-done, aim for 160°F or higher.
- Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. This will let the juices to redistribute throughout the steak, making it more tender and flavorful.
Enjoy your deliciously grilled ribeye steak!
Where to Buy the Highest Quality Ribeye Steak?
Looking for the highest quality ribeye steak for your next grilling adventure? Look no further than Wagyuman, the premier Japanese beef importer. With a focus on bringing the finest quality Japanese Wagyu beef to customers in the U.S., we offer a wide selection of ribeye steaks that are sure to impress even the most discerning steak lovers.