Grill Time

21 Jun Grill Time

It’s that time of year, where we want to keep the hot out and the cool in. That makes it the perfect time to grill. But really, any day is a good day to grill! You can literally grill almost anything. We tend to have our favorite standbys. Hamburgers usually top the chart as the number one favorite grilled food followed closely by steak as the number two choice. Hot dogs are generally right up there as the kids’ favorite. With all this grilling, many of us have found a favorite.

Here is the recipe for my favorite marinade and grilled steak. My mouth is literally watering as I write:

Ingredients (4 steaks):
1/3 cup Soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup A1 Steak Sauce
Salt and Pepper and any other herbs or seasonings of choice
Favorite cuts of meat

For tougher steaks like flank or skirt, marinade overnight. For a more delicate meat, 45 minutes – 1 hour should be fine, otherwise it may become mushy rather than tender.

If marinating for a longer period, allow steak to get up to room temperature. Not doing so will give it a tougher texture. Before cooking, drain off all the excess marinade.

Get your grill nice and hot before grilling. This will sear the outside. Cooking times will vary by thickness of cut and the preferred temperature.

Here is a chart to help you out:

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and find some new favorites. We have a number of books at the library to increase your grilling culinary experience. Here are just a few:

Grill fire: 100+ recipes and techniques for mastering the flame by Lex Taylor

Bobby Flay’s grill it! by Bobby Flay

From Garden to Grill: Over 250 Vegetable-Based Recipes for Every Grill Master by Elizabeth Orsini

Master of the grill: foolproof recipes, top-rated gadgets, gear, and ingredients plus clever test kitchen tips and fascinating food science by America’s Test Kitchen

The official John Wayne way to grill: great stories & manly meals shared by Duke’s family

Weber’s greatest hits / 125 Classic Recipes for Every Grill by Jamie Purviance

In addition to numerous cookbooks at the library, we also offer a number of cooking magazines. Come in and browse our magazines or check out our eMagazines where you can read and save your favorite magazines. Visit our website here to sign up. All you need is your library card and password and an email address.

Here are examples of what you can get online: