You cook a mean filet that rivals even the most expensive steakhouse in town. Yet, you still can’t get those perfect grill marks? We’ve got you covered.
You cook a mean filet that rivals even the most expensive steakhouse in town. Yet, you still can’t get those pesky grill marks just right. If your grill marks miss the mark, we’ve got just the tips for you.
1. Keep the Clean Grill. Keep your grill just as clean as the day you bought it with a cleaning brush. Once you season it and cook the first time, your grates will never be shiney again, but a crumb-free grill is the crux of clear grill marks as it ensures your steak gets direct contact with the grate—without the charred leftovers of last weekend’s dinner.
2. Add Some Oil. To avoid that awkward moment when your steak doesn’t budge when it’s time to flip it over, make sure to blot the natural juices from the steaks prior to placing them on the grill. In addition, a thin brushing of oil is always a good idea.
3. Test the Temp. Grill marks require a hot grill. Try the two-second test to make sure your grill is hot enough. For thick cuts of meat, you’ll want to make sure you can’t keep your hand three-five inches from the grate for more than two seconds. If your hand can’t handle the heat, you’re good to go.
4. Leave It Alone. Not so surprisingly, the secret to steakhouse-quality grill marks is to avoid fidgeting with the meat as it cooks. Easier said than done when your stomach growls, we know.
5. Try Again. If at first you don’t succeed, the other side awaits. Although, with the infrared technology behind your SABER®, we’ll bet you get it right the first time.
With these 5 strategies, you’ll get perfectly crusted lines of charred goodness that (we swear) make steak taste just a little better. The only downside? You might have to convince your guests you didn’t swipe them from the fancy steakhouse down the road.