Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to get outside and enjoy the warm weather by firing up the grill. When you’re looking to make your grilling session worry-free, the answer is simple: using the same natural gas you already cook with inside your home.
A natural gas grill lights instantly and gets hotter faster than charcoal or propane, making it the smart choice when time is tight. There’s no ash to dispose of or tanks to exchange thanks to your reliable, always available natural gas service. Natural gas burners also offer precise temperature control, allowing you to perfect your grilling technique.
Installing a natural gas grill doesn’t have to be expensive, either. While a built-in grill station or a specialty grill add style to your back yard, conversion kits are often available for existing propane grills to allow them to connect to natural gas. Adding a natural gas outlet to your backyard often requires nothing more than a call to your plumber and gives you the flexibility to add a patio heater or fire pit to your outdoor living space as well.
When you’re ready to get grilling for Dad, there’s nothing that will fill his plate and warm his heart quite like a bone-in ribeye steak. Here’s how to prepare the perfect steak:
- Three 1.5-lb. bone-in ribeye steaks, about 1 inch thick
- Canola or vegetable oil (any oil with a high smoke point will work. Avoid olive oil or butter, which burn easily.)
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Light your natural gas grill, then close the lid and set the burners to high. While grill heats, allow steaks to come to room temperature.
- Brush or drizzle steaks with oil.
- Season steaks liberally on both sides with salt and pepper.
- When the grill is hot, sear steaks for 90 seconds per side, then transfer to a cutting board or rack. Allow steaks to rest for 10-30 minutes.
- Return steaks to grill for 4-6 minutes per side or until steaks reach desired doneness (135 degrees for medium-rare.)
- Allow steaks to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Slice across the grain and serve. Three steaks will serve 8-10 people.