3 Secrets for Flavorful Grilled Meat

Upgrade protein with shaved garlic, herbs, and warm citrus.

When you order a grilled steak or chicken breast at a restaurant, it seems like the healthy choice. However, “chefs often flavor meat by slathering it with a compound butter, resting it on a bed of suet (beef fat), or brushing it with a sugary barbecue sauce,” says Denver-based recipe developer Julia Heffelfinger. And while these methods have a place and a time, try elevating your grilling game this season with the recipes below, which feature fresh herbs and bright grilled citrus.

Photography by Robert Bredvad. Styling by Ashley Schleeper.