As summer approaches and families bring out the barbecue grill to the backyard, Galpao Gaucho –the Brazilian Steakhouse inspired by the dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy– wants to make sure you’re prepared to cook your meat cuts to perfection.

National Manager Sidinaldo Silva shares his top five grilling tips to cooking your meat just like the Brazilians do:
  1. The quality of your beef is key! That doesn’t mean you have to break the bank for your grilled steak. A great option is a top sirloin that is CAB or rated USDA Choice.
  2. Heat, NOT Flame. Flames are what burn the outside of the meat and give the meat that burnt, charcoal taste. If you’re grilling with charcoal, the grease drippings from the meat can relight the coals into flames, so have a bottle of water handy to put out any flames.
  3. Start early so you don’t rush the process – especially if you are grilling with charcoal. As mentioned above, you don’t want flames, so if you are grilling with a charcoal grill, you will need to light your charcoal and then wait for all the flames to die out, leaving only the red, hot coals (around 10-15 minutes, depending on how much charcoal you use).
  4. The type of salt matters. Use kosher salt because these bigger crystals of salt get through the meat and they will season the steak all the way through compared to table salt, which really only seasons the outside layer of the meat.
  5. Pregame your grill. I like to throw some pork sausages on the grill before starting on the steaks. It puts a bit of grease on the grill so my steaks don’t stick as much; it gives me a chance to test the heat; and it’s a nice appetizer to cut into bite size pieces and pass around.
Galpao Gaucho is a one-of-a-kind unlimited dining experience with unparalleled specials and offerings, friendly and multiskilled staff, and a sophisticated yet upbeat atmosphere – all under one aromatic roof. The restaurant has something for every taste – where guests will have the opportunity to feast on the rodizio menu, which features a variety of flavorful meat cuts ranging from beef, pork, chicken and fish. You can find the Brazilian Steakhouse at various locations including Walnut Creek, Napa, Cupertino and Roseville in California and Las Vegas, NV.
“The spirit of grilling is special because it brings people together, creates memories and it’s a time to teach and share your grilling tips with others,” said Sidinaldo Silva, national manager of Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse. 

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