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Old 05-18-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: United States
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Hey ya'll, let's talk about grilling out!
What's some of the favorite things you like to put on the grill? Anyone have any good recipes ya want to share? Do you get the whole family together on a certain day and grill out and have fun? Or do you grill out just about every chance you get (like us!)?

Mediterranean Steak Salad

For Marinade and Steak:
2/3 c. balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing (Wishbone)
4 pressed garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (I just add my own amount)
1 beef flank steak (1 1/2-2 lbs.)

For Salad:
1 can artichoke hearts in water, drained and cut into quarters
3 plum or roma tomatoes, cut into wedges (or you can use cherry tomatoes)
1 c. cucumber slices
1/2 small red onion, sliced into thin wedges
1/2 c. pitted ripe black olives (I also like to add the same in green olives)
1 bag hearts of romaine lettuce, torn in pieces
1 package (4 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
3/4 c. balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing


For marinade, combine dressing, garlic, oregano and black pepper in small bowl, whisk. Place steak and marinade in resealable plastic food storage bag; turn to coat. Marinate in fridge 6-8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. For salad, quarter artichoke hearts and cut tomatoes into wedges. Slice cucumber and cut the slices in half. Slice onion into thin wedges. Slice olives.
Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid of grill. Grill uncovered for 17-21 minutes or until steak is medium rare or medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove steak from grill to cutting board. Carve steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
Arrange lettuce on large serving platter; top with steak slices, artichokes, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and olives. Top with feta cheese. Serve salad and drizzle with more dressing if desired.
Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 520
Total fat 33g
Sat. fat 10g
Cholesterol: 85 mg
Carbs: 19g
Protein: 38g
Sodium: 880 mg
Fiber: 6g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 5 meat, 1 1/2 fat (1 carb)

This is a recipe from one of the Pampered Chef's cookbooks and I LOVE IT!
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Marinated King Prawns ( lemongrass, chili and a bit of soya sauce) served with a couscous salad

Salmon Teriyaki
Home made burgers ( beef ,pork or venison ) basted with a mushroom ketchup and served with a green salad and Barbecued Vegetables ( vine tomatoes, peppers, and Wild Mushrooms).
Chicken kebabs , marinated in coriander and olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette glaze served with couscous skewered with little vine tomatoes, onions and haloumi cheese.
Yummmmmmm!

I also love bananas in their skins, slit open with some dark bitter chocolate to melt. Deeeeeelicious !
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Florida here! We grill almost all year long...and during the summer, anything to keep from turning on the kitchen oven.

We use the smoker quite a lot, too, especially when all the family is coming over and we can smoke 4 chickens at a time. I use a dry rub (there are many on the web or use a poultry seasoning mix -- Lawry's (I think) makes a good one), place the chickens in a plastic bag overnight, then into the smoker the next day. Or, put them on the rotisserie instead of smoking.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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i just dont get the infatuation with flank steak,,,its expensive, stringy, and tough if you dont marinade it.. flank steak is about 6.99lb in these parts,,id much rather have many other steaks that are less expensive,,

what are some of our favorite steaks? for grilling?
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Ah Man, you guys are making my mouth water for some BBQ. Our's grilled its last tri tip at the beginning of last summer before it passed. It was a good ole grill and has truely been missed more than we could have ever thought. I often think of it from time to time. God bless its poor ole stainless steel grill.

Soon as we get this move over with, I'm a headin to da store and gettin me a brand spanking new one. Woo Hoo!!!
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: United States
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i just dont get the infatuation with flank steak,,,its expensive, stringy, and tough if you dont marinade it.. flank steak is about 6.99lb in these parts,,id much rather have many other steaks that are less expensive,,

what are some of our favorite steaks? for grilling?
mainebrokerman,

Hi! You may use any type of steak you wish for the recipe I provided, it's yummy either way, I've used different types! My favorite type of steak is the Ribeye, YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh, btw, 6.99/lb. doesn't sound like such a bargain to me for flank steak, it's supposed to be a fairly inexpensive cut of meat....I'm suprised it's that much! I guess it depends on the area???
~LuLu
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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i just dont get the infatuation with flank steak,,,its expensive, stringy, and tough if you dont marinade it.. flank steak is about 6.99lb in these parts,,id much rather have many other steaks that are less expensive,,

what are some of our favorite steaks? for grilling?
My favourite has to be Fillet ( aged for at least 21 days for a full flavour) and I love Stirloin too. How do you like yours? Mine has to be really, really "blue" and virtually still mooing !
How about Wild boar, do you get that in the US? It's so gorgeous, pungent and flavoursome.... I love it.
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: United States
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Let's not forget the Porterhouse, baby! The filet and strip steak all in one.....it's wonderful! I just like to use plain old salt, pepper and some seasoned salt and grill to medium. Sometimes I brush on some really good sauce I found from Lawrys, it's called Mesquite Lime, oh my, it's fantastic! I omit the seasoned salt when I use that though. Anyone else have some favorite spices or sauces you like to put on your steak???
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: newburgh, ny
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i just dont get the infatuation with flank steak,,,its expensive, stringy, and tough if you dont marinade it.. flank steak is about 6.99lb in these parts,,id much rather have many other steaks that are less expensive,,

what are some of our favorite steaks? for grilling?
Delmonicos are perfect grilling steaks: tender with just the right amount of marbling to keep them that way on the grill, and fast cooking...
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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i just dont get the infatuation with flank steak,,,its expensive, stringy, and tough if you dont marinade it.. flank steak is about 6.99lb in these parts,,id much rather have many other steaks that are less expensive,,

what are some of our favorite steaks? for grilling?
A nice sirloin. A well marinated London Broil, not cooked too much.

My favorite: Get that flame REALLY HOT. Cook a thick London Broil so that's it's nice and charred on the outside, still pretty raw on the inside.

Slice it up. Stir fry a bunch of garlic, onions, mushrooms, add wine, throw that meat in, cook it till it's still pink (not much!)

Mix in all the juice, add a little flour to thicken it.

Serve that over egg noodles.


Bonzai!
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