Chicago Steak Company Shares The Essentials For Your LDW BBQ

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Summer is coming to a close this weekend, and there’s no better way to say goodbye to the season than hosting a proper Labor Day barbecue with family and friends. While some may opt for classic burgers and hot dogs, we like to think the options are endless—and why not treat yourself to the best offerings possible to transform your backyard BBQ into a decadent grilling feast?

Premier meat provider Chicago Steak Company is here to help make that possible. Offering various gourmet cuts of beef, poultry and seafood that ship straight to your home, you can indulge in all types of dishes to close out the summer season in style.

Some of our favorite dishes for the end-of-summer menu include a melt-in-your-mouth Filet Mignon, Summer Fresh Grilled Shrimp Salad, Foil Packed Grilled Salmon and Asparagus, Blue Cheese Steak Burgers or a Fruit-Glazed Chicken Breast. Full recipes for these dishes can be found on the Chicago Steak Company Blog.

But what we see as the true star of the show is the Filet Mignon, which is always an easy, simple dish that never fails to impress. And one of the best ways to enjoy it is on the grill. Either a gas or charcoal grill works great in order to get the perfect sear and maintain its juicy flavor.

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Some of Chicago Steak Company’s top tips for grilling the perfect Filet Mignon include:

  • Let your steaks come to room temperature about 30 minutes before grilling
  • Season them with salt and pepper, or the delicious Chicago Steak Seasoning
  • Pre-heat the grill at 450-degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add a little olive oil to the grill racks to prevent the filets from sticking
  • If your certified Angus beef filets are closer to an inch or 1 ½ inches thick, they probably won’t need any more than 4 to 5 minutes of grilling on each side. But thicker cuts of two inches or more will require a grill time of about 6 minutes on each side
  • For medium-rare, stop cooking once the center reaches 125 degrees, and for a rare steak, remove at 115 degrees
  • Let the meat rest for 5-10 inches so the juices flow back and then cut into your steak and serve!

And last but not least, ensure that you have all the proper utensils and accessories to make for a legendary BBQ. Chicago Steak Company recommends spatulas and tongs, basting brushes, grate brushes, sheet pans as basics, and add-ons including a grill griddle, rotisserie kit, wooden planks, vegetable basket and pizza stone. To make things easier for you, they’ve even compiled a ready-to-ship variety pack of “The Ultimate Grilling Assortment” that can be shipped straight to you with your meats and/or fish. You can purchase The Ultimate Grilling Assortment and be sure to include the promo code SUMMER2020 on all orders of $129 or more to receive FREE standard shipping PLUS 2 Short Ribs & 4(4oz) Chicken Breasts ($99 value FREE) Offer Expires: September 7, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Chicago Steak Company website.