Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

How to Make Professional Grill Marks

From Steven Raichlen's The Barbecue! Bible

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How do I get those “killer grill marks” you’re always talking about?


Step 1: Start with a hot, clean grate. Arrange the food to be grilled on the grate so it is diagonal to the bars. Steaks and chops should all face in the same direction.


Step 2: After a few minutes, use tongs to give each piece a quarter turn; this creates a handsome crosshatch of grill marks.


Step 3: Once cooked on one side, turn the food and repeat on the other side.


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