How to Cook the Perfect Steak
About 20 minutes before grilling, remove steaks from the refrigerator and let sit, covered, at room temperature. Heat your grill to high. Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135°F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140°F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150°F).
Don’t poke them with anything but your finger – pricking the steaks with a fork causes the steak to release its juices.
Transfer the steaks to a cutting board or platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.