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Grill of My Dreams

One of the big things I wanted in a house was enough backyard to put a grill into. Not a ginormous barbecue pit, nor a fancy-schmancy gas grill with stereo and jacuzzi attachments, just a plain ol' Weber that you pile up with charcoal and sear the $&@#!! out of stuff with.

Well, we've got that. :) In fact, we've been cooking on the thing for nearly a year now, whenever we managed to have both some free time and decent weather. The first several attempts were iffy at best, but as we've been practicing, we've gotten noticeably better. In fact, tonight I managed to grill just about the Platonic Ideal steak, a feat which I'm quite pleased with. :) Our first ever attempt at grilling corn in the husk, however, didn't go quite so well, the kernels ending up still just a bit too tough. I think perhaps the corn needed to have another layer of husk still on it — the husks were charred and peeling off within roughly 30 seconds, whereas that should have taken a good two or three minutes at least.

Still, that just means that next time, they'll be better. :) I don't consider myself a foodie by any means (I'm not about to turn up my nose at good ol' Matchlight in favor of marinated hardwood chips any time soon, for instance), but I am enough of an aesthete to enjoy good food, made well. :d

-The Gneech

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exatron
May. 21st, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
There's a trick that helps. Put most of the charcoal on one side of the grill and use the cooler side for cooking and the warmer side for searing.

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