Eating a steak fresh and hot from the grill is one of summer’s delights. The smell, juice, and seared crispy bits are what summer grilling is all about.
When you get into the heat – and sometimes humidity – of late summer, however, eating a 135-degreee steak on the patio loses a little bit of its charm. Not to mention standing over a 400-degree grill to cook said steak.
So, cold dishes become the new afternoon staple: sandwiches, cheese, crackers, fruits, veggies, and a variety of salads become a more regular mid-day outdoor meal. And all these things are good, but you don’t have to give up grilled steak just because of the weather.
Instead, do your grilling in the morning or late evening, and grill more than you plan to immediately eat. Then wrap your extra steaks and throw them in the fridge. Finally, here’s the trick, when the high heat of the day hits, pull that steak out and eat it cold.
Steak is actually considered one of the best dishes served cool from the refrigerator. As much as steak hot off the grill might be the standard, plenty of people will admit to pulling a cool steak from the fridge and satisfactorily digging in for a midnight snack.
So, here are a few ways to make cold steak the center of a delicious mid-day dish.
Keep it cool this summer, steak lovers.