The older I get, the more I forget. For example, I forgot that I took these photos of Caribbean Jerk marinated ribeye steaks back in September 2015…I just found them on my hard drive!
I also forgot the name of the guy who told me his favorite thing to grill was ribeye steaks marinated with Safeway Signature Select Caribbean Jerk Marinade.
Oh well. What I do remember is that these steaks were delicious!
Here’s what the marinade looked like in 2015. The label has changed since then. Continue reading Caribbean Jerk Ribeye Steaks
Compound butter (a mixture of butter, herbs, and spices) is an excellent way to add flavor and moisture to any grilled steak or seafood, and it’s so easy to make.
Your family and friends will be impressed at the sight of a perfectly grilled steak or piece of fish with a disc of compound butter on top, melting slowly over the meat—and the flavor will blow-away their taste buds!
Components Of Compound Butter
Compound butter consists of a good quality softened butter and any of the following mixed in:
- Herbs (minced fine) and spices (freshly ground or cracked), e.g. garlic, onion, shallots, ginger, citrus zest, peppers, etc.
- Salt, to taste.
- Acid, often lemon juice or vinegar, to balance the flavors.
- Sweet, rarely used, but might include honey, agave, maple, etc.
- Exotic ingredients, rarely used, like black truffles.
Continue reading Compound Butter For Steaks & Seafood
I’ll bet you’ve never grilled rhubarb. Well, I hadn’t either until recently when I listened to an interview with Tinky Weisblat, author of Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb. She was talking about the versatility of rhubarb as an ingredient in not only pies but cocktails, appetizers, and main courses, and at one point she mentioned that rhubarb can be grilled.
Who knew? I thought I’d give it a try.
Buy & Prepare The Rhubarb
This is what rhubarb looks like at my supermarket. It’s several individual stalks bound together with ties. They come in different sizes; I bought a small bundle of four stalks to experiment with. Continue reading Grilled Rhubarb
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—inside skirt steak and outside 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