A rare steak should be warm through the middle, lightly charred on the outside, browned around the sides and bright red in the middle. The meat should be soft to the touch, much like the raw meat, but browned over the surface. This is the steak for the true carnivore who wants something nearly raw, but gets it cooked (as little as possible) to be polite.
For a 1-inch steak grill as hot as you can and:
- Place steak on grill for 5 minutes
- Turn and continue grilling for another 3 minutes
Times depend on the grill so watch closely, monitor the temperature, and adjust accordingly until you find the right time for your grill.