Grilling season is here, and that means it’s time to get fired up for the smoky flavor of your favorite foods cooked in the great outdoors over charcoal.
The Key to Great Grilling
—Build the Right Fire – Use different briquet arrangements depending on what’s going on the grill.
—Thinner pieces of meat respond best to high temperature, direct-heat grilling, which requires spreading the coals out evenly across the grate.
—Thicker pieces of meat cook beautifully all the way through, without burning on the outside, with a two-zone fire.
—Stack briquets to one side of the grate for high and low temperature zones. Begin cooking directly over the coals until the outside of the meat has reached the desired doneness; then move the meat to the other side of the grate (the low temperature zone) to finish cooking.
Grilled T-bone with Everglades Rub
Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
4 Premium T-bone Steaks
1 head roasted garlic
4 Tbs Everglades seasoning (available at Walmart)
1 teaspoon coffee, ground
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all dry rub ingredients. Set aside.
Rub each steak with an equal portion of roasted garlic paste (roast garlic in oven until golden brown and soft to mash) on front and back. To prevent burning, do not get garlic paste on bone.
Divide dry rub seasoning for four steaks and thoroughly rub each steak. Place in food storage container in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. This can be done up to one day in advance.
Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over.
Remove steaks from refrigerator and let come to room temperature.
Put steaks on grill; leave in one position on direct heat for 4 to 5 minutes, rotating to get nice grill marks and even flavor profile. Follow this timeline for medium rare.
Recipe created by Chef Eric Lackey of Flamestone American Grill in Oldsmar, Fla. on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.
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