Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tangy Rib Eye Steaks

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup real maple syrup
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup beer
4 (10 ounce) beef rib eye steaks

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, maple syrup, chopped garlic, grated ginger root, sesame oil, Tabasco sauce, and mix well to blend. Now add beer and stir lightly to mix. Prepare steaks by scoring any fatty outside areas on steak with a knife, (this prevents the steaks from curling when barbecuing). Place steaks in a casserole dish and pour marinade over. Using a fork, punch holes in steaks so that the marinade penetrates into the steaks. Turn steaks over and repeat punching holes. Cover with clear wrap or foil and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or longer. You can also refrigerate and marinate overnight. Prepare and preheat barbecue to high heat. Place steaks directly on grill and sear one side for about 15 seconds. Turn steaks over and cook for about 5 minutes, then turn over and cook for another 5 minutes for medium-rare, depending on thickness. Test for doneness by cutting into the middle of the steak.

Grilled Pork Shoulder Steaks

1-1/2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (zest from 1 lemon)
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 boneless pork shoulder steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick

In a small bowl combine paprika, coriander, lemon zest, marjoram, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, caraway seeds, and cinnamon. Rub herb mixture on both sides of steaks, pressing into surface. Place steaks in center of cooking grate. Grill 10 minutes for medium (160F) or 12 to 14 minutes for well-done (170F), turning once halfway through grilling time.

Bourbon Steak

1-1/2 pounds steak
1 teaspoon. sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, crushed

Mix all ingredients together, place in ziplock bag and marinatesteak 4 hours or over night. Prepare grill for a hot fire. Grillsteak to desired doneness. This recipe is good with any cutof steak you like.

Barbecued Chuck Roast

4 pounds Round (7-bone chuck roast), Cut 2" thick
2 teaspoons Meat tenderizer
3 each Green onions, chopped
1 each Garlic clove
1/4 each Green Pepper (diced)
2 each Stalks Celery, diced
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Rosemary
1 dash Cayenne
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup Burgundy wine
3 tablespoons Peanut oil

Slash fat edges. Sprinkle both sides of roast evenly with meat tenderizer.Pierce meat deeply all over with fork.Place in shallow dish and top with green onions, garlic, green pepper,celery, oregano, rosemary and cayenne.Combine worcestershire, burgundy and oil and pour over meat. Refrigerateovernight, turning meat several times, each time spooning the choppedingredients over top again.Sear both sides over glowing coals. Raise grill and continue cooking,having meat about six inches from heat, until done as desired. Allow from50 to 60 minues for total cooking time. Brush frequently during cooking withany remaining marinade.

Grilled Halibut With Oriental Sauce

1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dried parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon pepper1 clove garlic, minced
4 6-oz. halibut steaks, cleaned

Combine orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, parsley, lemon juice,oregano, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Brush the mixture evenly on thesteaks, refrigerate.Brush the grill lightly with oil. Light the coals or gas grill for a medium fire.Place the steaks on the grill rack and cook turning once, about 5 to 6 minutesper side, or until the steaks flake when tested with a fork.

Shrimp On The Barbie

12 Giant Prawns, shelled and heads and tails intact
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Orange juice (freshly, squeezed)
2 tablespoons Sherry
1 teaspoon Orange Zest (grated)
2 each Green onions, tops and white
1 teaspoon Ginger root, (freshly grated)

Soak a dozen long wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Then pushskewers through prawns, lengthwise, from head to tail with only 1 to askewer. Combine all ingredients in saucepan and cook over medium tolow heat, stirring, until butter is completely melted. Dip skewered prawnsin the orange sauce and position on oiled grill rack about 4 inches abovethe coals. Baste liberally with sauce and grill for 2 minutes. Turn theprawn over and baste again, cooking for another 2 minutes. Smallerprawn will be done at this point, but continue basting and turning largerprawn until they are pink and cooked through. Remove from heatimmediately when done, as they will get tough if overcooked. Use anyremaining sauce for a dip for the prawns.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

1 pound Large onion
1 pound Red bell pepper
1 pound Green bell pepper
1 pound Yellow squash
1 pound Zucchini squash
1 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup Italian seasoning

Peel onions and cut top-to-bottom in large wedges. Cut tops from bellpeppers, remove core, and cut in large top-to-bottom pieces. Trim endsfrom squash and cut in diagonal rounds, about 1/2" thick. Toss allvegetables in a large bowl with olive oil and seasoning, breaking up theonion wedges somewhat. Place in a single layer on a very hot grill(watch out for the flare-ups!) and grill, turning occasionally, until peppersare slightly charred and veggies are tender (about 5 minutes).Serve immediately. These are also good refrigerated, then microwavedto reheat.

Grilled Leek And Sweet Pepper

2 medium leeks, green tops trimmed, split up to the root ends, cleaned
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 large red bell pepper
1 large yellow bell pepper
4 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large clove, garlic, minced fine
1/3 cup dry vermouthsalt and freshly ground pepper to taste
12 oz. fresh fettuccine
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Coat the leeks with olive oil.Place the leeks and peppers on the cooking grid directly over the fire.
Grill, turning as needed, until leeks are tender and golden brown, about10-12 minutes, and skin of peppers is charred, about 15 minutes. Remove theleeks from grill and let cool. Remove the peppers from the grill and placein a paper or plastic bag and seal; set aside and allow to steam.
When cool, trim root ends from leeks, then cut into thin strips. Peel andseed bell peppers and cut into thin strips.
Meanwhile, heat a large pot of water to boiling.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook,stirring frequently, until pale golden. Add vermouth, and reduce to syrupyconsistency. Stir in leeks and peppers and season with salt and pepper.
Salt boiling water, add pasta, and cook until tender but still firm to thebite. Drain thoroughly, add to skillet and toss well. Sprinkle with thymeand serve hot.

Baby Back Ribs With Mustard Sauce

1/3 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup Onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Celery seed
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
4 pounds Pork spareribs, or pork loin ribs, cut into pieces

For sauce, in a saucepan combine brown sugar, onion, vinegar, mustard,celery seed and garlic powder. Bring to boiling, stirring till sugardissolves. Preheat grill. Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Place ribson grill rack over medium heat. Cover and grill for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours ortill ribs are tender and no pink remains. Brush occasionally with sauce thelast 15 minutes of grilling.

Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs

3 Pound Racks baby back ribs
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoon Coarse
ground black pepper
Apple Juice for Basting
1 Cup Red wine vinegar
2 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic, cloves, minced
1/4 Cup Mustard, yellow prepared
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Cup Ketchup
2 Lemons, thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

Trim as much fat as possible from ribs. On bone side, work knife tip beneathmembrane that covers bone until finger tips can be worked beneath rackmembrane, loosening enough to get firm grip. Then peel membrane off rack.With paring knife, scrape any fat away from bone.
Sprinkle ribs on both sides with even, light coating of salt and pepper.Place ribs, bone-side-down on grill. Grill over low fire 1 1/2 hours, turningevery 15 to 20 minutes, replenishing fire as necessary. Baste with applejuice at every turn during first half of cooking period either by brushingon, or simply spraying apple juice from spray bottle. If smoking withindirect heat, turn at 1 hour intervals, cooking 4 to 6 hours.
Combine vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, sugar and hot sauce in blender.Blend until smooth. Place in saucepan and add ketchup. Simmer 20 minutes.Add lemon slices. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Use sauce asfrequent baste for last half of cooking period, whether grilling or smoking,being careful not to burn ribs. Serve remaining sauce on side.