Posted: May 20, 2011 | Author: Alyssa | Filed under: Alyssa | 1 Comment »
Spring is finally here!! Of course, this week its disgusting and rainy, but last week was beautiful and I was finally willing to go outside for more than just a few minutes. So when a friend invited me over to grill out for the first time this year, I was SUPER pumped. She offered to provide the salad, tequila and grill and I provided the meat. Grilled steak and ceasar salad, the perfect summer meal (yes, I know its only spring but don’t hate on my hopefulness).
When I got to her place, I realized we might have a problem…neither of us really knew how to keep a charcoal grill going. We kept setting it on fire, but it didn’t really take. Finally out of seer perseverance and statistics we got some of the charcoal going. So we put the lid on and let it heat up for a bit, then we put the steak on. Barely a sizzle. Damn.
I think that we weren’t getting enough air to the coals because after five minutes on a side, we discovered that we hadn’t so much “grilled” it, so much as smoked the shit out of it. Oddly enough at that point the grill had gotten enough to cook the other side, so the steak had sort of a Joker thing going on. It was delicious, but the experience made painfully obvious the fact that as competent as I am in the kitchen, I am completely challenged in the realm of grilling. As summer rolls around, I plan to spend a lot of time outside with friends, drinks and food, so hopefully I will gain some MUCH needed experience.
Summer Goal: Stop being a crappy griller…