A cedar-planked goat cheese appetizer is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think about a pre-meal snack. Those who know me know that I’m more likely to grab a handful of potato chips or a slice of cheddar cheese on a Ritz cracker than head for the grilled goat cheese.
But here it was, Mother’s Day 2018. Time to do something new and different. A cedar-planked goat cheese appetizer that looks great, tastes great, and is easy to prepare on the road at Mom & Dad’s house on their Weber Genesis 2 gas grill. Continue reading Cedar-Planked Goat Cheese Appetizer Three Ways
Lately my wife has been grilling portobello mushrooms on our Weber Summit 450 gas grill. Here’s an example of one of her recent preparations.
Makes 2 servings. Double ingredients for 4 servings.
For the mushrooms:
- 2 portobello mushrooms, stems removed and brushed clean. (Save stems for another use.)
For the marinade:
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1.5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 0.5 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 0.5 teaspoon chopped cilantro
Continue reading Grilled Portobello Mushrooms On The Weber Gas Grill
In a previous post, I wrote about the two types of skirt steak—outside skirt steak and inside skirt steak—and showed an example of grilling inside skirt steak with a spicy Korean marinade on my Weber Summit 450 gas grill.
In that post, I casually mentioned that both cuts of skirt steak can be a very long piece of meat (especially the more desirable outside skirt steak) and that it can be advantageous to cut it into smaller pieces before marinating and grilling.
I wanted to show you an example of a really long piece of outside skirt steak, one that I bought recently at a quality butcher counter here in San Jose. Continue reading Skirt Steak: Part 2
I picked up a set of Weber 6488 Original Potato Nails a couple of years ago. They were sitting unused in the back of a kitchen drawer until last Friday night when I hauled them out and conducted a little test on two russet baking potatoes.
Were they worth the wait? Spoiler Alert: They’ll be spending more time at the back of the drawer. Continue reading Review: Weber 6488 Original Potato Nails
I’ve tried making pizza a few times on the grill, but it always seems like a big hassle. I don’t want to make my own dough, I don’t want to track down ready-made dough at the supermarket, I’m not a big fan of those bready pre-made crusts…and don’t get me started on pizza stones!
So when I saw someone on television make pizza using naan, a thin Indian flatbread, I thought it looked easy enough to give it a try myself. Continue reading Naan Pizza On The Weber Gas Grill
In a post last week, I encouraged you to try grilling a USDA Prime tri-tip roast. As long as I’m on a Prime meat kick, I’d like to suggest that you try the harder to find but oh so delicious USDA Prime ribeye cap steak, also available from time to time and in limited quantities at Costco.
I last grilled ribeye cap steaks in February 2016 and enjoyed them very much. In January 2018, I found ribeye cap steaks at Costco that were rolled, tied, and sliced into pinwheel steaks—a better presentation and easier to cook, I think. Continue reading USDA Prime Ribeye Cap Steaks From Costco
Over the past few years, Costco Warehouse stores have been offering more and more high quality USDA Prime beef. Where I live in Northern California, it’s even becoming common to find a small selection of USDA Prime beef cuts in supermarkets like Safeway.
One Costco cut of beef I like to splurge on occasionally is USDA Prime tri-tip roast. I have grilled the USDA Choice version of this cut for many years and have always enjoyed how easy it is to cook and how juicy and delicious it is. A lot of that flavor and moisture comes from the fat that is marbled throughout the meat. Those qualities are enhanced further when you choose the Prime version of tri-tip. Continue reading USDA Prime Tri-Tip Roast From Costco
The 2018 Weber Product Catalog is now available. It contains fewer pages than previous years, smaller product photos, condensed content, and relies more heavily on comparison tables for details. Registered forum members at The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board can download the 2018 Weber Product Catalog using this link.
In a post last September, we reported on the new gas grills featured in this catalog, namely the all-new Spirit II entry-level grills in black/red/sapphire/ivory and minor additions to the Genesis II line. There are no changes to the charcoal grill line-up that we’re aware of.
New accessories for 2018 include:
8829 Ceramic Grilling Stone – $50
7425 Wok for Gourmet BBQ System – $55
7137 LP Tank Cover – $10
Effective October 1, 2017, Weber upgraded its warranty on Genesis II and Summit gas grills, now covering all parts for 10 years. This coverage is offered retroactively on Genesis II grills purchased since January 1, 2017 and offered on Summit grills purchased October 1, 2017 or later.
All Genesis and Summit models purchased before these dates are not covered by this new warranty.
It’s our understanding that the newly redesigned Spirit II gas grills just now coming to market and purchased after October 1, 2017 will also get this upgraded warranty, and Spirit models purchased before that date will not.
What’s in the fine print? Weber.com says that all parts are covered for 10 years “excluding normal wear and tear and subject to additional terms and conditions in the warranty”.
What will those “additional terms and conditions” be? Will Weber be generous or strict in their interpretation of “normal wear and tear”?
Only time will tell.
Thanks to member Robert JS of The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board, we have this list of discontinued Weber accessories for 2018. As Robert says, “If you’re in the market for any of these items, you might want to pick them up sooner rather than later.”
Continue reading Discontinued Weber Accessories For 2018