Tip for Grilling Ribeye Steaks for Sandwiches
One tradition at Rada Mfg. Co. is an employee potluck the Thursday before Memorial Day. This year for the main dish we grilled rib eye steaks to make Ribeye Sandwiches. Below are some Ribeye Grilling Tips.
After the Ribeye Grilling Tips, don’t miss the section on the 10 Best Foods To Grill list or the grilling terms “Questionable Directions” reference guide.
The problem when grilling thinly sliced meat is that the edges tend to curl while cooking which makes the meat cook unevenly.
The solution is to use a sharp knife, like the Rada Cutlery “Old Fashioned” Butcher knife, and slice through the fatty edge before you place them on the grill
Or, if you miss one, cut it while it’s cooking on the grill!
Once your cut the curled edge, the Ribeye will lay flat and cook evenly!
Yum! Put a slice of Ribeye between a toasted bun and serve with your favorite steak sauce!
More about the “Old Fashioned” Butcher Knife!
The “Old Fashioned” Butcher knife is ideal for splitting, stripping and cutting meat. I also cuts through large fruits and vegetables with a thick rind like watermelon, honeydew, pineapple and cantaloupe. Its hefty 7 3/4″ blade is strong enough to cut through thick cuts of beef yet can delicately slice a turkey. The blade is made from high carbon, surgical quality, stainless steel that has been hand-sharpened to a razor sharp edge.
To Grill or not to Grill? That is the Question…The 10 Best Foods to Grill!
#1 Steak! You can’t beat a well marbled choice cut steak sizzling on the grill to start your mouth watering. One of the best steak cuts for grilling is the Porterhouse. This cut features a well-marbled strip on one side and a tender fillet on the other, divided by a small t-shaped bone. Farther up the loin is the T-bone steak. You can swap the T-bone for the Porterhouse but if you like more of the tender fillet stick to the Porterhouse.
#2 Hot Dogs are the most flavorful when grilled. You can’t beat that crispy browned coating and extra smokey flavor you get when you grill a hot dog. And they don’t use much grill space so you can cook a lot of them at one time. Hot Dogs also cook super fast!
#3 Ribs. Everybody has their own marinades, sauces and cooking techniques but I think they all agree that they taste best when barbecued!
#4 Hamburgers are easy to make, they don’t require any special seasoning (usually just a little salt and pepper) and you make the size and shape you want. Plus, they are healthier than fried hamburgers because the fat drips off the hamburger into the coals and not into your bloodstream!
#5 Fish. Many people fear grilling fish because it falls apart easy, it sticks, it is hard to tell when it is done etc. But once you’ve mastered the art of grilling fish your taste buds won’t want it any other way. Sticking seems to be the worst problem when grilling fish so it is best to brush the grill and the fish with oil before placing it on the grill. There are also products you can purchase to prevent sticking like wood grilling planks, grilling trays or even foil.
#6 Chicken is the probably the most versatile meat you can cook on the grill. You can grill it with the bones, boneless or cut into fillets or strips. You can marinade it, season it, or put sauce on it!
#7 Shrimp. Jumbo shrimp is the best for grilling or you can put small shrimp on a skewer to keep it from falling through the grate. Shrimp is probably one of the fastest foods to grill so keep an eye on it.
#8 Bratwurst. If you get bored with hot dogs you can always rely on brats. With a variety of flavors and seasonings you will never get bored with a brat. Oh, and don’t forget the sauerkraut!
#9 Shish Kabobs give you the most options and can be catered to everyone’s taste. Cooks can combine beef, chicken, shrimp and pork or a combination of them all along with various vegetables. Onions, mushrooms and green peppers are great stacked next to a chuck of beef. You could even add fruit to your shish kabob such as a wedge of pineapple next to a strip of chicken.
#10 Vegetables. Cooking vegetables on the grill add a delicious smokiness. You can grill any vegetable you have available. Some of our favorites are sweet banana peppers, asparagus, corn on the cob, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and portobello mushrooms.
Sometimes when following a recipe for the grill the recipe may use a cooking term you may not be familiar with. Keep this reference handy for those questionable directions:
- Direct Heat – to cook by direct exposure to the heat source
- In-Direct Heat – to cook by offsetting the heat source from the food
- Stovetop – place a sauté pan or skillet directly on the grate over direct heat
- Broiler – place items on the grate over direct heat
- Oven – place items over indirect heat with the lid closed
- Smoker – place items over indirect heat with the lid closed. Soaked wood chips can be used on the coals to enhance smoke flavor.
You can shop and purchase Rada Knives at www.RadaKitchenStore.com. Rada Cutlery is 100% American Made – materials and workmanship. Rada Cutlery is proudly manufactured in Waverly, Iowa.