I miss Holly's barbeque skills. We always did swap traditional gender roles when it came to the kitchen :/ (not that she isn't a great cook)
I think part of the reason I haven't done it often is that barbecuing is guy-cooking and I never got much comfortable with it, but that's really silly of my and I'm working to get over myself.
Here's something to try sometime. Rhulman's a Cleveland lad.
I think. Ohio, anyway. And great friends with Mike Symon of Lola fame.
I was initially planning to grill the corn, but Ferrett asked me to give it the regular boiling treatment, and I didn't have enough room on the grill for it anyway.
I can't even eat boiled corn anymore! If we're eating corn but not heating up the grill, I put it in the oven.
Damn now you make me want to grill...when we lived on the lake we used to grill all the time but now we really don't have a private place to grill : (
How could anyone not like rare steak...honestly that is the way its meant to be eaten.
We lack anything like a comfortable patio space, so it's grilling on the driveway (which, to be fair, means at the back of the house, not out on the street). I want to create some space outside, but that's a project for another year.
And I agree on the steak, but have a friend who only eats them well done - criminal, IMHO.
I don't know if you have ever done this but I find that using a brick or a steak sized piece of stone to hold the steak down helps get grill marks and cooks it evenly. I covered the piece of stone with foil of course : )
I never have. Will have to try!
eh, rare is a little too raw for me. i prefer, when the cook is able, medium-rare, and when the cook is iffy, medium. There's a texture change in there, and i prefer after the change rather than before the change. but well-done is just shoeleather, and anyone that wastes a decent steak on that shit should be beaten.
Yes, good steak should never be wasted!
we had barbecue for supper tonight, too. but we don't have a grill. those ribs crocked all day long. we also had corn, fried apples, and mashed potatoes.
That sounds delicious, too!
when it's 110 degrees outside under the eastern Oregon sun, you do not want to heat up the oven
I would argue that you also don't want to be outside over a hot grill and should instead be hovering under a damp sheet with a fan blowing over you, an ice pack on your head, and perhaps contemplating ice cream for dinner.
And that said, the charred edges of well barbecued food are incredible. Aside from lighting issues it seems like a food that would be better in the winter.
We lived through it remarkably well--meaning that no one got heat stroke. The fact that it's a pretty dry heat helps. I can't deal with the humidity.
Winter just doesn't trigger the grilling instinct in me, not without a hot tub.
I love grilling. I grill a couple of times a week, just because I can't heat up the kitchen that much. I usually marinate a cheaper cut of beef and grill it. Then it is served with a baked (read: nuked) potato and a fruit salad. Simple, easy, filling. :)
I'm hoping to do more of it. Grilled steaks really are quite superior.
They really are! And it makes me feel like I've cooked when I've actually been a big slacker. Some prep earlier in the day, a hot grill, and you look like a superstar!
(If he's not a fan of the grill marks, maybe experiment with wrapping in foil?)
I think he's more used to the idea of grill marks on steak.
Ooo, it's still morning, and you make me want to eat what you had.
I love grilling. For years, I thought it was more in concept than in reality; then I got a Weber and realized the problem was I had a cheap grill. It makes a difference.
I particularly liked when I discovered grilling zucchini. It actually makes the over-large ones that would otherwise be too fibrous work. (You don't find those in the store, only if you grow your own and look away for 5 minutes.) Slice, marinade in an oil-and-vinegar type dressing, and grill over medium to high heat.
I was going to mention grilling the corn, but someone beat me to it. I like the smoky aroma, but in truth the corn itself isn't that different.
Oh, and steak: for some reason, I didn't grill steak until just a month or so ago. Just didn't get around to it (busy grilling other things). Now I'm kicking myself for not starting sooner.
I would call steak the king of the grill, but that honor really belongs to Alaskan King Salmon. Oh, I do miss it.
When we moved into our new house, Adam bought me a stand mixer, and I bought him a grill. We get about as much use out of both, which is to say, quite a lot. Adam has gotten surprisingly experimental with the grilling, and a few months ago did a rather lovely pork roast with apple wood chips. I'm generally not a fan of hickory (I prefer mesquite), and the apple chips gave the meat an almost sweetly smoky flavor. So maybe try some different wood chips, and see how it goes?
Trying different woods is a good idea.
We grill year-round, and we as in Ryan grills year-round. I still remember last year's epic West TN flood... no one could get out, no one could get in, and that man was still grilling! Rain, sleet, snow, shine... he grills. He uses wood chips and low heat too... found him some wine barrels cut up into grill use sizes on Etsy for our anniversary... best gift yet!
Although, as a Southerner, I have to use a joke here.... We know you're from up North ways if you think barbecue is something you do in the back yard ;)
I always heard that you knew you were in the north if "barbecue" was mostly boiled ketchup.
I forget that barbecuing and grilling are two different things to those in the south!
Grilled corn, glazed with a spicy sweet soy sauce mixture that my mom made was amazing. I miss my parents' grilling skills. I've been making small forays into using the grill and I do love grilled meat but I'm very unsure of myself. Your dinner looks yummy. I would've happily dug in :)
Grilling was always "man's work," so I'm having to push myself to do it. But it's worth it!