401 - N-I-K B-B-Q
Steaking Your Claim
Imagine a most picturesque garden in the centre of the city: libations are chilling, potatoes are baking, and the dress is casual. Can you guess where I am and what I'm doing? Well, I'll tell you… I am in the backyard of my good friend, Jack Creed, looking forward to a barbecue party. Now, in my opinion, Jack is the best barbecue-er in the whole world. So I decided to grill him with some questions. Jack obliged me by sharing his tips on how to prepare the best steak you can ever imagine! I'd like to share them with you.
The Perfect Steak:
**Please note: we used a 48 oz. steak to serve 6 people. Jack suggested cutting it into little pieces and letting guests help themselves. Also, Jack recommended using charcoal briquettes for a strong, long, fire.
- mushroom soya sauce
- garlic, chopped
- charcoal briquettes
- 48 oz. top Sirloin steak
Mix together soya sauce, garlic, and pepper. Marinate steak for approximately 4 or 5 hours.
Light the coals on the barbecue. (You can use lighter fluid but, Jack pointed out that if you can use an electric element it gets everything smoking and hot much faster: in about twenty minutes).
When the barbecue is white hot, place steak on barbecue. Begin by searing all four sides.
Using a long fork, flip the steak several times as you continue to grill it.
When steak is done, slice it up into nice-looking pieces, and put them back into the mushroom soya with grilled onion. Serve on a platter along with onions and corn.
Jack's prediction: that his steak would be tender enough to cut with a fork. He was right! So delicious, that I had to steak my claim… or, is it claim my steak?