The Genius Way Ina Garten Cooks Her Steak

It can often be a bit of a challenge to get steak just right, especially if you're not too comfortable around the grill and find yourself fretting over the cooking method. You may be aiming for a medium-rare version but realize that you're not sure how to achieve that. If you've been far too perplexed by all the advice you've found so far, there is some expert help at hand to help you overcome your obstacles.

Ina Garten, author and the host of the TV show The Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network has a way out for those who're looking to make sure their steaks are perfect every single time. A few months ago, Garten revealed the trick she personally uses on her Instagram account. The method she uses to grill steaks is not meant for the faint at heart and those who afraid of experimenting and trying something new.

Ina Garten credits perfect timing and thick steaks

Garten did her followers a massive favor by demonstrating on her Instagram how she works with steak. She said that the steaks need to be around 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick. She uses something called the indirect heating concept to achieve her final results. The method essentially involves only heating half of the coals on the grill.

She places the steaks over piping hot coals for two minutes and then flips them for another two minutes. And then, she shifts the steaks to the cool side of the grill, and shuts the top, as per Taste of Home. If you're looking to make rare steaks, Garten recommends that you let the grill remain shut for eight minutes and if you're after medium steaks, shoot for ten minutes. 

Garten wrote on her Instagram post, "Ever wonder how to grill a perfect steak? My New York Strip Steaks have a few tricks — thick steaks and perfect timing plus a spicy dry rub!"