Thursday, March 13, 2008

Meatfest 2008

I had Monday and Tuesday off. You know what that means? It means I'm still eating left overs from grilling and smoking.

I made decent ribs Monday and amazing steaks Sunday. For the steaks I soaked them in apple juice for two hours, then used Durkee Steak Dust and Lawry's Steak and Chop, with a sprinkle or Montreal Steak seasoning. Don't worry, it wasn't as loaded as it sounds--you could still taste the meat. I used two USDA Choice top sirloins and after searing them on the hot side of the grill and then cooking them on the slow side, the turned out marvelous. The apple juice really makes a difference when it comes to tenderizing the meat.

I also grilled corn naked basting my ears with simple butter and season salt. (The corn was naked meaning out of the husk. I was fully clothed.)

I tried smoking two potatoes but that didn't work. They were in there for over an hour and still way too hard. (Has anyone done this?) All in all it was a success. I would have liked more seasoning on my ribs though.

Oh, and I still love my chimney starter.