Hey Pigdog look, it’s steak!

by zydecopaws on August 17, 2009

Yesterday I was interrupted in the middle of prepping to cook the shrimp and chicken by a phone call from my buddy Pigdog. The call went something like this…

Pigdog: “Hey, I’m finally breaking in the BBQ you gave me and I need some help. I got some steaks that have been marinating for a couple of days (!) and I need to know how to cook them. I went to your web site and it appears you don’t ever cook steaks.”

Me: “Of course I cook steaks. You just didn’t look very closely. But since you are calling for a BBQ consultation rather than Tech Support, I’ll tell you what to do.”

At which point, I gave him full instructions on how to distribute the charcoal, adjust the vents, and how to direct grill the steaks (time, turns, and how to check them without a meat thermometer, a device I’m pretty sure he doesn’t own). And then (after a brief moment of indignation) I got to thinking it was time to cook a steak again, if for no other reason than to prove I do this once in awhile.

So following a visit to the local Costco, I was armed with the essentials for a nice ribeye steak dinner. Gotta have taters with steak, so I quartered some gold potatoes, covered them with some EVOO and a liberal coating of granulated garlic and Bayou Cajun spice mix. On the grill they went (away from the flames).

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The ribeyes were marinated with splashes of Worcestershire, soy sauce, and white wine, and then topped with some fresh ground pepper and rosemary.

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The Performer was running hot tonight and the whole cook took about 30 minutes, 20 of which was for the potatoes. I paired up the food from the grill with a mix of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in vinegar, and dinner was served.

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I don’t know how Pigdog’s steaks turned out last night, but I know these were darn good eatin’. Thanks for the idea buddy!

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