For all of the fancy marinades, grill rubs, and spice mixes on the market and in cookbooks, I'm here to tell you that if you want to grill a perfect steak that there is a much easier way. All you need is kosher salt and black pepper. Here is how I do it.....I start with a New York strip steak (the kind that is practically synonymous with backyard grilling and usually very tender). While your grill is pre-heating (give it a good 10-15 minutes), sprinkle both sides generously with kosher salt (the coarse kind) and black pepper. Rub the spices in a bit and let stand while the grill warms. The slap it on for 3-5 minutes per side depending on how thick the meat is. Kosher salt really brings out the flavor of the meat and is generally preferred by professional chefs. Nothing against chain steakhouses, but they usually put so much seasoning on their meat that you lose the real flavor. My method has never failed me, and recently a friend asked what I had marinated the meat in, when in fact I hadn't at all. Try it and let me know what you think!