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Did you ever cook a steak "on"the coals?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by lethal tupperwa, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    I don't mean over coals I mean on. No grill.

    You coat your steak well with mustard.

    When the coals are gray you put the steak on them.

    Give it about five minutes then turn for another four or five.

    Most of the coating will stay on the charcoal.
     
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    I tried that once but it is not good if you want a well done steak. Now those that like rare, it is sometimes common to cook on the coals.


    btw, I used olive oil on m vrs the mustard.
     

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    I never heard of that
     
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    What's the advantage of this...?
     
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    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    I only do this when I'm at a state/fed park and those dumb "fire pit" grates won't get within a foot of the coals. And I don't want to know what the drunk kids did in this pit before I got here.
    I like to travel with my own small folding grate so I can put my food/steak close but just above the coals.
    Skewering the steak and pearching it just above the coals is better.

    If you don't have another way of doing it, laying a steak on the coals works fine, not great, just fine. I find it gives a heavy char taste to some of the meat while under cooking other parts. It's very difficult to get an even cook.

    A grate or skewer will cook more evenly.

    :cool:
     
  6. lethal tupperwa

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    It tastes good.

    Heavy coat of mustard 5min turn. 5more.

    I never had a problem of uneven cooking.

    Most of the mustard will stay on the coals.
     
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    I just saw Alton Brown on Good Eats make steak for Fajitas that way. Never done it myself. You may want to visit the Foodnetwork website for his recipe.
     
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    Ditto.

    He actually took it a step further and used a blow dryer and blew the ash off of the hot coals and laid out the skirt steaks directly on the coals - no mustard or other coating. They came off looking pretty damn good too!

    I guess the science behind it is that the skirt steaks laid directly on the coals kept oxygen from reaching the coals and creating more char.
     
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    I think the key to doing this is to use lump charcoal & not briquettes.
     
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    Sounds like a good point...
     
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    Won't the ashes get all over the meat if you cook it on the coals?
     
  13. lethal tupperwa

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    thats what the heavy coat of mustard ( the cheapest store brand)is for.

    the mustard sticks to the coals and most of it will stay there.

    I don't use a hairdryer to brush the loose ash from the coals but I use a piece of cardboard like a fan to do the same thing.
     
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    Never tried that. Will have to give it a whirl;) :cool:
     
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    Never did it with a steak but cook bottom of the round roast on the coals all the time.

    1/2 cup salt
    1/3 cup black pepper
    1 tablespoon ginger
    put above ingredients in a large zip lock bag with the roast. shake and make sure the roast is coated with the mixture.
    fire up the grill and make sure the coals are good and hot. put the roast on the coals fat side down for 15 minutes. turn, cook 10 minutes.turn,cok another 10 minutes. take roast off the coals and enjoy!!!!!!!