Do you love steak? If you do, then you've probably had steak on a stone at least once. But what exactly is steak on a stone? And how do you cook it?
Steak on a stone is a type of cooking where you cook the steak on a hot stone. Cooking steaks on a hot stone makes for tender meat. Because the heat transfers directly onto the surface of the meat, it cooks evenly along its entire length. The cooking stone also allows the steak to retain its juices. The steak stone also adds a unique flavor to the steak.
Steak stones are a great way to cook your steak. They retain heat well and help to sear the steak, giving it a nice crust. Steak stones are heated either on the gas or electric hob, under the grill, in a oven at 280c+/ 536f or in a Black Rock Grill Professional hot stone oven prior to cooking. When ready to cook, place the steak on the stone and cook for the desired amount of time. Steak stones can also be used to keep food warm.
How Do You Cook Steak on A Stone?
Cooking a steak on a stone is easy. First, you need to heat up the stone to the required temperature. This can be achieved in a number of ways.
Depending on the heat source you have available at home, there are several ways to heat the stone:
Place the stone directly onto a gas or electric stove on full heat for 40-50 minutes.
Place the stone under your grill or broiler on the top shelf, close to the heating element on full heat for 40-50 minutes.
Place in your oven and set the temperature to 280 degrees Celsius and above. If your oven does not reach 280 C or above, the stone will not reach the required temperature to sizzle! BBQs and pizza ovens can also be used temperature must be above 280 C.
Place in a professional Black Rock Grill hot stone oven, these ovens are designed and manufactured for professional and restaurant use holding up to 108 stones at one time, although we have a lot of home users investing in the ovens if they are keen grillers.
To check that your stone is hot enough, drop a teaspoon of water in the center of the rock. It will evaporate almost immediately if hot enough. If it bubbles for a few seconds, it will need to be heated further.
Once the stone is hot, place the steak on the stone and cook it to your desired doneness. Then, remove the steak from the stone and let it rest for a few minutes before cutting into it. You'll never have to worry about overcooking your steaks again.
What Are Steak Stones Made out Of?
Steak stones are made from a variety of materials, but the most common is granite and lava. Granite is a durable material that can withstand high temperatures, making it ideal for cooking steak. Steak stones are also often made from premium lava which is a natural rock material that absorbs heat more evenly. Steak stones can be found in a variety of sizes, but the most common size is about the size of a dinner plate.
Now that you know how to cook steak on a stone, why not try it for yourself? You'll be sure to impress your friends and family with this unique cooking method. We also have thousands of professional restaurants using the black Rock Grill dining concept.
We have a wide selection of cooking stones to suit your needs and budget. You'll find something that fits your needs among our many options. Please browse through our selection and find the perfect steak cooking stone for you today!