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How To Achieve Perfect Grill Marks

June 15th, 2006

Ever wonder how to achieve perfect cross hatched grill marks and still live within the cardinal rule of only turning meat once? Well, here’s how!

Imagine the grill is the face of a clock, with the back of the grill being 12 o’clock. Place the cold meat on the grill pointing to 10 o’clock. Let the meat sear, then rotate it, without flipping, to the 2 o’clock position. At this point, we’re done searing the meat on this side, and we’re just trying to achieve grill marks. With a 10 oz steak about 3/4″ thick, this would be about 2 minutes in each position.

Now we flip the meat to the other side, letting it sit facing 5 o’clock. After searing on this side, rotate it, without flipping, to the 7 o’clock position. Allow the meat to cook to your desired level of doneness. You now have perfect cross hatched grill marks, with ease!

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