When I am finished grilling beautifully seared steaks for my family to enjoy, I can’t help but feel a sense of BBQ pride. I love providing a meal that not only tastes great, but one that also looks amazing when plated for my guests.
That’s why I’m such a huge fan of diamond marks. They not only make a steak stand out visually, but they also provide more caramelization, which results in more intense flavor.
There are two ways to create picture perfect diamond marks. Here’s how...
Use the Gourmet Barbecue System Sear Grate or the Sear Grate for the Genesis II. This makes searing those perfectly angled marks fool-proof. Simply place your steak on the uniquely designed grate for 2 minutes per side, then transfer it to the outer grate to finish cooking until it’s reached your desired doneness.
If you don’t have the Gourmet Barbecue System, you can easily create diamond marks on either your cast-iron or stainless steel grates. The easiest way to go about this is to think of your total grilling time as a game and split that up into four quarters. For example, if you plan on grilling your steak for 8 minutes, know that you’ll be turning your steak 90 degrees on the grate after each quarter (two minutes), and flipping it at “half time” (four minutes).
It’s really that easy. One other thing to keep in mind is that there are two sides to every steak, so make sure you’re presenting the best side to your guests.
Your guest will be so excited when they see how beautiful their steak looks, and even more impressed after they take a bite and taste all the flavor the marks provide.
For more on how to create perfect diamond marks, check out my video here.