Q: How do I make perfect grill marks?
A: Start with a super hot grill with super clean grates, oiled if necessary. (Don’t skip this step.) With attitude, place your meat or vegetable of choice on the grill, diagonal to the bars. Once you’ve got a nice sear going, turn the items one quarter clockwise to create a “criss-cross” or “cross-hatch” pattern. Flip the items over and do this again.
Take care not to move the items around too much — and, for griller’s sake, please don’t pierce the items to flip them. You’ll let all of the juices out.