Tips from the Pros for Grilling the Perfect Steak

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Make It Marbled
John Schenk, corporate executive chef at Strip House Steakhouse, says that the best steaks for home grilling are nature's perfectly marbled beef ... more 
Photo by: iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Make It Marbled
John Schenk, corporate executive chef at Strip House Steakhouse, says that the best steaks for home grilling are nature's perfectly marbled beef rib-eye steaks or bone-in rib-eye steaks, often called cowboy steaks. The marbling enhances the flavor of these cuts while basting the meat in the cooking process to ensure a juicy steak.
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Fri, Aug 3, 2012 1:12 PM EDT
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.



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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, The Daily Meal



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