Best Steak Grilling Tips From the Pros

Follow these 10 basic steps to meat nirvana

Steak on the Grill
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Getting the grill nice and hot is essential to achieving a good sear on a steak.

Every meat lover dreams of cutting into a perfectly grilled steak and sharing the experience with friends and family, but they probably don't dream of paying restaurant prices. Instead, save some dough and make your own perfectly grilled steaks at home. With a few tips from the pros, you'll be able to achieve restaurant-quality results without breaking the bank.

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We consulted a couple of experts for their advice on how to achieve consistent, flavorful results every time you hit the grill with some steaks. John Schenk is the corporate executive chef at Strip House Steakhouse, with locations in Houston, New York City, and Las Vegas. Prior to his role at Strip House, he served as executive chef at Monkey Bar and Mad.61 at Barney's New York. His simple, memorable advice will ensure juicy, tender, flavorful steaks each time.

Jan Birnbaum is the executive chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed EPIC Roasthouse located in San Francisco. Birnbaum has more than 30 years of experience and currently emphasizes a "no-nonsense approach to food" — making him the perfect man to ask for some "no-nonsense advice." He has helped open a number of well-reviewed restaurants, including Sazerac in Seattle and his own Catahoula in Napa Valley, Calif.

Armed with the right tips and tricks, you can achieve meat nirvana every time, just like these seasoned pros.

Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.


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Please, please, please, Stop even saying the term ''bone in rib eye''. No matter what your credentials are, a rib steak with the bone in is simply a rib steak and if the bone is removed, it's a rib eye.
If you want to call it a center cut rib steak more power to you but anything else is simply ''WRONG''!

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Grill Tip #1 - If cooked beyond rare - well, maybe medium-rare if it is a real pricey cut, otherwise give it to someones' cat or dog. The pet will love you forever.

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