Category Archives: Grilling

Roll Your Own Flank Steak

Here is a variation on the famous Bavarian round steak. A little Southern California fusion added to it.

INGREDIENTS:
1.25 to 1.5 pound flank steak. Pound if you like with a proper meat tenderizer
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard. I like Grey Poupon.
1 – 1/2 cups of dry San Francisco sourdough bread cubes
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon Chef Merito Chicken Seasoning (or your own favorite poultry seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Your favorite clear French salad dressing. I like to add a few cloves of fresh crushed garlic
Meat skewers or long wooden cooking skewers
Cooking string, the kind you use to truss a turkey

DIRECTIONS:
Score both sides of the flank steak lightly with a sharp knife. Spread one side with mustard. Combine bread cubes, onion, celery, butter and your favorite poultry seasoning in a bowl and mix well. Spread over the mustard on the steak.

Roll up the flank steak. Secure the shape with skewers or large toothpicks. Lace tightly with cooking string. Make sure to secure both ends (edges). If you have a rotating spit, place on holding forks and get it on the roll.

If you’re not lucky enough to have an electric spit. Simply turn the roll around 8 – 10 minutes until done. About 35 minutes on a hot grill. Baste freguently with French dressing, Remove let rest before cutting off the string and removing skewers cut into round servings and amaze your grilling guests.

Goes well with small potatoes or real German style potato salad. Nice with a glass of slightly sweet white wine.

Attributed to: Dreams of old town Regensburg.

Foster’s Favorite Rotisserie Round

If you are lucky enough to have a motorized rotating spit attachable to a grill or fire pit, this recipe is for you. If you don’t, go get one and be lucky enough.

INGREDIENTS:
One 2.5 to 3 inch Eye-of-Round steak
Your favorite seasoned pepper
1 cup of Ketchup
1/3 cup of Worcestershire Sauce
Cup of water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 minced clove of garlic

DIRECTIONS:
Coat the surface of the Eye-of-Round with your favorite seasoned pepper. About 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning per pound of steak. Take a sharp fork with long tines and pierce the steak deeply at 1/4 inch intervals all over the surface.

Combine the ketchup, Worcestershire and the remaining ingredients in a sauce pan. Simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Place steak on spit and tie the steak with baking cord. Roast on slow setting of motorized spit for about an hour and a half. Baste constantly with the sauce. Place a sauce boat underneath to catch excess and use for basting. Test for desired doneness with a meat thermometer.

If you have extra sauce blend it into drippings from sauce boat. Bring to a quick boil stirring constantly while meat rests. After about ten minutes of resting, serve steak with thick slices cut against the grain for the most tender slicing duty for your guests. Serve with sauces ladeled across the top or on the side.

Goes well with: Everything!

Attributed to: My Mecco motorized spit.

Spanky’s Porterhouse Steak

Serves: 3 or 4

Here is a traditional Porterhouse recipe with a special filling of white onion. South Carolina’s Mike Miller from W. Columbia’s — his dog Spanky would have loved a bite of this.

INGREDIENTS:
1 – three pound Porterhouse cut. Sliced at least 2 inches thick.
3/4 of a cup of chopped Bermuda onions
3 cloves of garlic, chopped or minced
Celery salt, salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons of cooking sherry
2 Tablespoons of soy sauce

For a butter braised mushroom topping, 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/4 Cup of butter

DIRECTIONS:
Turn the steak bone edge down, fat side up. Carefully slit the steak from the fat side into the lean, creating a envelope almost to the bone. Stir onion, garlic, celery salt and a dash of pepper. Stuff this mixture into the steak.

Mix cooking sherry and soy sauce and brush onto surface of steak. Grill over hot coals until thermometer reads at least 140 degrees for rare to 165 or 170 for well done. Cooking should take about 12 minutes on first side and about 8 or more for second side. Keep sizzling with basting sauce.

Heat butter and sliced mushrooms in a grill top skillet until tender. Pour over steak when plated serve hot and watch peoples eyes get wide when they see the onions on their first slice.

Always save one bite for your favorite pet!

Inspired by: Spanky Miller

Grilled Peaches

Marilyn says, that this recipe can be multiplied easily for a large crowd. Just increase the number of packets. Fruit off the grill? Ooooh that is good. I’m telling you…

INGREDIENTS:
4 large peaches or nectarines, peeled and sliced
4 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 Tablespoons dairy sour cream

DIRECTIONS:
Cut four 12 – inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Divide peaches between four packets, placing in center of foil. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and sour cream to each packet. Bring up the edges of foil and seal, leaving a little space for expansion of steam.

Set up grill for a medium heat fire, and portion coals to one side or an outer ring for indirect cooking. Place the foil packets in the center of the cooking grate. Grill 8 minutes until tender, turning once halfway through the grilling time.

Attributed to: Marilyn Ashbaugh

Bill Nixon’s Grilled Banana Peppers Botanas

Susan says that her husband, who I am pretty sure is named Bill Nixon, loves to make this recipe from garden fresh banana peppers grown in their garden in Mexico where they are called “botanas.”

INGREDIENTS:
12 fresh, mildly hot banana or Anaheim peppers
1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped raw pistachios
4 green onions with tops, chopped
Paprika to garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Wash and cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing the seeds and veins. In a blender or food processor bowl combine cream cheese, mustard, and garlic. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Add pistachios and onions; mix well.

Prepare grill, fired to a medium heat and set up as indirect. Place peppers on grill, cut side up. Grill 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until tender and charred evenly on all sides.

Fill pepper halves with equal amounts of cream cheese mixture and garnish with a dash of paprika.

Attributed to: Susan Cipcic