As the process occurs, volatile chemicals are released, producing the characteristic caramel flavor. If a sucrose solution is left in a sand bath over night, the sucrose (once the water has evaporated) will caramelize.
Caramelization gives steak its full flavor: Grilled Sirloin with Garlic, Rosemary and Lemon.(Knight Ridder Newspapers)
Jun 18, 2001; Today's lesson: A great steak is no accident. It's a perfect blend of seasoning and technique that makes that grilled flavor jump...