Got some steak on clearance at Walmart. They had put some seasoning on the NY strip steaks that tastes like fajita meat. I cooked them up to 135 degrees using my indirect heat shield I designed and had a friend build for me. I finished the sear on the steaks using a piece of 1/4" plate steel I had custom cut at a fabrication shop. I bought the shrimp at Sams already on the skewers. I seasoned them with Slap Ya Momma Cajun seasoning and cooked them 4 minutes, 2 on each side, on the same plate steel. The steak came out medium to well (my smoking hot wife doesnt like medium rare) and the shrimp was on target.
Hopefully life will start settling back down soon so I can get back on here and start cooking more often! I decided I needed to at least get back into the swing of the monthly competitions just to get the muscles flexed again. As this month's challenge is Salad for Dinner, so I had to give it a crack.
With me working in Atlanta, I've fallen in love with Korean and Asian food in general. One of my favorite new flavors is Bulgogi! If you've never had anything marinated or glazed with a Bulgogi marinade or sauce, you don't know what you are missing. For those that don't know, Bulgogi is a sweet and tangy sauce mainly flavored with pear juice. It works with any meat, but I favor it with any cut of beef you can find. I'm believe it would even make shoe leather quite palatable!
Sadly, in my rush to get this done by tonight's deadline, I didn't take many photos of the process, not that there are a lot of steps to this one.
First, I marinated the steak overnight with a bottled bulgogi marinade, and threw in a little fresh garlic and ginger to punch up the flavor a bit more. All I had in the fridge was a london broil, so that got the overnight bulgogi bath.
Next it went on to a ripping hot grill to get some of that great grill flavor. After a few minutes on each side, she was ready to take off the grill.
While that was grilling, we cut up the lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers and made up some homemade Asian ginger dressing. During that time, I also reduced the bulgogi marinade into a nice thick glaze by adding a bit of honey and cooking it down. Doesn't it look amazing?!?
In the rush to get this into my pie hole, I forgot to get pics of the sliced meat, oh well. Anyways, here is the final product!
Again, I highly suggest if you've not yet tried bulgogi, give it a shot. It's great as a dip with asian foods as well.
Got some family coming in from out of state, and I figured that I’d cook up some steak for the occasion. At Costco, I found this 17lb choice strip loin. Looking through the packaging it seemed better marbled than most choice I’d ever seen. I cut her down and got one monster 24oz steak (I like them nice and thick), and nine 18oz steaks. Even had a 3.7lb roast left over.
I've recently had the flu (good lord, its the worst). I had a strong fever for 2 days and finally on the 3rd day it finally dwindled down and broke. After a quick shower, I felt rejuvenated and needed to get out of the house for a bit. The Mrs had picked up a sirloin the day before and I decided that was the perfect excuse to fire up the Kamado however, She gave me the eye when I told her I was going outside to BBQ. She even informed me that it was a single degree outside, at which I chuckled, and then smartly grabbed my coat.
After lighting the classic, I whipped up a quick marinade and tossed the steak in while the temp came up.
Once 500 degrees was hit, it was magic time, on with the veggies and the steak. I think I might have had 10 mins in total cook time, either way I pulled everything and stuck in on my new board I got for Christmas (Thanks Mother/Father in Law). I let the steak rest for another 5-10 mins and then began slicing it with my Christmas Gift to myself (Thanks Bird) an 8-inch Miyabi Gyuto. Its such a pleasure to slice meat with an ultra sharp knife. Its totally not necessary but Go Get yourself one Guys/Gals you wont regret it.
Sorry I only took a single photo before it started disappearing.