Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2010 World Cup Summer

So Spain won it all in the 2010 World Cup. With two thirds of the team from Barcelona and rest from Real Madrid it stands to reason...

It was a hot, glorious and painful summer...

The Red, White and Blue outside Taco Mac moments before the notorious comeback...
(full disclosure: the guy in red is actually an England fan)

The shot that birthed twenty million soccer fans!

Diego Forlan, player of the tournament (Golden Ball Winner)

Thank god it's over, my liver couldn't take anymore. But it was memorable...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Red Skirt

A new sandwich was created over Labor Day weekend!

Nice plate, huh?

It starts with marinated skirt steak:
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped1/4 cup grainy mustard
2 tblspns Dijon mustard2 tspns paprika
1/4 tspn kosher salt
1/4 tspn black pepper
1 tblspn soy sauce
2 tblspns white wine vinegar1 tblspn honey

Whisk all the ingredients together and allow skirt steak to marinate a couple of hours.

Next, on the grill, roast some red bell peppers. First, oil the peppers with olive oil and then place them right over the hottest part of the grill. When they are nice and blackened they are ready to come off.

Then place them in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let them sit for about 10 minutes and then peel the skin off of the peppers. Cut the peppers up into quarters.

Grill the skirt steak. When the steak is cooked take it off, remove the skewers and cut it across the grain into small pieces. Put some of the steak back onto the grill and drape with a piece of provolone cheese. Allow the cheese to melt. At the same time toast two pieces of sliced Italian bread on the grill. When the cheese has melted, scoop up the meat and place it on the toasted bread along with a piece of the roasted red pepper.

The Red Skirt Sandwich!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still Smokin'

Actually, I have grilled some this summer....

The rub down ...

Babyback ribs almost ready.....

Unfortunately, Argentina didn't make it to the final, going down to Germany in the quarter final.

Shrimp on the barbie

We decided to grill some shrimp in honor of the Australian football team during the world cup.
I believe we made a cilantro marinade and let them soak for a couple of hours. Then we skewered them with two wooden skewers per shrimp. We also grilled some scallops.

I can't remember what was in the marinade but the final result was a home run!