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03 July 2006 @ 11:15 pm
 
I will, grudgingly, admit I'm a decent cook. I will fully own to the seductive power of my chicken and dumplings, or my Morrocan chicken and lentil stew. When it comes to grilling, however, I'm on unstable ground. I can do burgers and hot dogs... but then, can't anyone? I've managed kebabs (swordfish and veggie, in particular, but beef and tomato and red onion also). And yet the one time I tried to do steaks was a disaster. Boneless rib-eyes, they were, lovely cuts of meat that were betrayed by my overwhelming inexperience. They ended up abysmally overdone.

So it was with some trepidation that I decided to make grilled steak the main course of a meal that I would be serving to the lovely and ever delightful aranturas.

Okay... I bought frozen burgers as a backup (you heard me: FROZEN. I didn't even mix them up fresh), but london broil was on sale at the Shop Rite and I thought hey! folks grill this cut all the time... how hard can it be?

I mixed up a marinade and coated the steaks a full eighteen hours prior to grill time. I mixed a shallot-herb butter, lest the steak prove too dry. I waited...

And when the time came, I surrendered the steak to the grill. I turned it less often than I would have (instinctively) liked. Of a certainty I erred on the side of pulling it off a wee bit early.

If I might make so bold, I would say it was rather nice. Medium rare, infused with the flavour of the marinade, as tender as such a cut might ever be.

And so it is I fear the grill no more! And I'm so over worrying about grilling corn. That's a snap. Next? Grilled pizza. I'm told it's superb. Oooo... or perhaps the shrimp thingy in Cooks Illustrated that looked amazing...
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I feel: satisfiedwell pleased
 
 
 
pheylanpheylan on July 4th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
My father in law has 5 grills (I'm not kidding). He will grill /anything/. We have grilled turnips of all things (they're the best way I've ever had turnips). He even grilled an avocado and it was fabulous. So use the grill carefully unless you, too, become a grill-a-holic....
Nimnimue9 on July 4th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
Grilled zucchini!
Kelladyjoust on July 4th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
With a little olive oil and sea salt... very yummy!
Mairearanturas on July 4th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
And it's yummy as leftovers too. Thanks muchly for the fine food and company and for sitting through the endless pictures of ice!