Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boozy Beef Steaks

Grilling season has officially started at the Meyer household with our new charcoal grill. A little bit of a learning curve on cuts of meat, right temperature to cook the meat at, as well as best marinade. I used sirloin petite steaks for this recipe, but I definitely will experiment with other cuts of meat. I also will marinade longer next time to increase the flavor. Hope you enjoy!
  • 4 beef steaks
  • 4 tbsp whisky or brandy
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • pepper
  • parsley to garnish
  • garlic bread, to serve
  1. Make a few cuts in the edge of the fat on each steak. This will prevent the meat from curling as it cooks. Place the meat in a shallow, nonmetallic dish.
  2. Mix the whiskey, soy sauce, sugar, and pepper to taste together in a small bowl, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture over the steak. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinade in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill. Cook the beef steaks over hot coals, searing the meat over the hottest part of the grill for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Move the meat to an area with slightly less intense heat and cook for an additional 4-10 minutes on each side depending on how degree of doneness.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and serve with garlic bread.
From "Best Ever Barbecue: A collection of over 100 essential recipes"

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pizza Dough for Breadmaker

Breadmaker!! Yes! So excited to be able to make homemade pizza crust without all the time commitment. Simply throw the ingredients in and out comes a beautiful pizza crust. Hope you enjoy!
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  1. Combine ingredients in bread pan in given order.
  2. Select Dough setting on your breadmaker.
  3. Once done, remove dough and shape onto pizza stone or 12-inch round pizza pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Top pizza as desired.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.