August 7th, 2015

Grilling vs. Barbecuing

Are you grilling or barbecuing?

Who can tell the difference?

It is subtle, but there is a difference.

A slight difference.

Grilling Steak

When you’re grilling steak, that’s simply grilling.

Steaks require direct heat cooking. That’s grilling.

You may use indirect heat AFTER the direct heat, but you need the direct heat first.

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecuing often refers to using indirect heat to slowly cook, leaving the meat juicy and tender.

See? I told you it was subtle.

Often, just using a barbecue sauce will turn a meal into a barbecue. Barbecue beef results from adding the BBQ sauce.

Ever heard of grilling sauce?

Didn’t think so.

That alone can turn it into “barbecuing.”

Whichever you choose to do, I support you 100%.

Just please invite me the next time you grill OR barbecue!

August 5th, 2015

How To Grill a Filet Mignon

How to Grill Filet Mignon

Experts agree, a dry, high heat method is best for cooking a filet mignon.

That means grilling.

Different types of steak allow for different methods of cooking. But for a filet, grilling is tops.

So what is the best way to grill this steak?

When grilling a filet mignon, do not cut into it. That lets the juice escape, letting out the flavor and drying it out.

A filet mignon is a thick cut, so be sure to grill the top and bottom, but also the sides of the steak to ensure it’s cooked properly.

Want more chef tips on grilling your filet mignon? Check out this library of information. You’re sure to find the answers to everything here!

July 31st, 2015

Kansas City Strip Steak Recipe

Strip Steak

If you follow the chef tips for cooking and select a high-quality Kansas City Strip Steak, you’re now ready for an amazing recipe to top it off.

As far as steak recipes go, the one that’s the best is the one YOU like.

Recipes for steaks are designed for the cut. So make sure you find a recipe created to highlight the qualities of the Kansas City Strip if that’s what you’re cooking.

For instance, this recipe for Black Pepper Coffee Strip is tailor made for the KC Strip. And you’ll notice that the recipe calls for grilling your steaks. There’s an alternate cooking method, but grilling these steaks is always best.

Maybe you don’t have access to a grill, then go ahead and use the alternate method. But always grill if you can.

Not a coffee fan? Try these Wild Strips. They’re a heavenly blend of wild mushrooms, onions, Dijon mustard and other seasonings.

Nothing too overpowering. Just enough flavor to bring out the taste of the KC Strips.

And notice the recipe calls for grilling. Notice a pattern here?

Check out a whole array of Kansas City Strip Steak recipes  and try some out. You’ll have a blast. How could you not? You’ll be eating KC Strips!