Alton Brown Shows How to ‘Perfectly’ Barbecue a Steak by Removing the Grill and Cooking Directly on the Coals

Food expert Alton Brown demonstrates his trick for cooking the “perfect” steak that involves taking the grill off the barbecue and placing the meat — in this case, skirt steakdirectly on top of the charcoal.

Yes, some of the charcoal is going to stick, no that’s not a problem. A little ash never hurt anybody, it’ll turn into a relish sauce.