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HiDesertHal

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Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« on: March 11, 2017, 04:02:47 PM »
Do any of you grill "straight, no chaser"?

I did a T-Bone last week like that, and I couldn't see any need for embellishment.  :)

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« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 04:05:00 PM by Hal Pollner »

kettlebb

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 04:17:13 PM »
Depends on the meat and cut. Quality steaks get just kosher salt and pepper in our house.


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Travis

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 04:27:30 PM »
Salt and pepper is the only thing that's goes on steaks at my house.


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greenweb

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 05:07:17 PM »
Depends.  Generous amount of salt for good quality cut of steaks. Let it sit for few hrs. Pat it dry with paper towel to get most of the moisture and excess salt off before going on the grill.  Salt draws out some moisture but also retains good amount of moisture.   I put pepper after as not to get it burned and give bitter after taste for me.

JDann24

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 05:08:17 PM »
Salt and Pepper on steaks. As far as going with nothing at all, nope.
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HiDesertHal

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
 
Thanks, everybody...I'll think about that Kosher salt...table salt won't do, huh?

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VAis4BBQers

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 09:33:55 AM »
Definitely kosher salt. As far as searing a steak or other cut of meat I think it helps create a better crust because the grains are larger.
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selfservebrewer

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 12:14:23 PM »
Like most said, S&P on my steaks. Tri-tip gets Suzie Q's (blend of garlic, S&P & parsley). Ribs & pork butt get a rub


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Easy

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 12:49:20 PM »
Sea salt and pepper, and that is it.

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Davescprktl

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 01:01:05 PM »
Salt and pepper here too.
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HankB

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 07:18:39 PM »
I did a test once when smoking some ribs. I tried my rub and some commercial rubs. I left a couple bones with nothing. I was astonished by how good the ribs with no rub tasted.

I do rub meats before smoking. Steaks and burgers get salt and black pepper. But remember that the rub is not going to make the cook. I suppose a really bad rub could break it though.

I highly recommend trying the cut you're working on with no seasoning to see where you're starting. Then you can bettere gauge the result of your additions.
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huntergreen

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
Hal,. Alton Brown has some YouTube videos on the net,and gives some pointers on salting red meat. Also does some cooking on a weber kettle. Might be worth a look.

Bob R

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2017, 09:39:19 PM »
I have a rub I use on pork loin. For steak salt is all I use.

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Joetee

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2017, 05:20:51 PM »
Cover completely all sides with a thick layer of kosher salt. Let set for about 45 minutes at room temperature. Wash the salt off quickly under the tap to remove salt. Shake off extra water and grill adding a little fresh ground pepper. Amazing
I learned this at a place called Wolf Lodge in Courdalane (spell) Idaho. Best steak I've ever bought.

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mistrtj

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Re: Grilling without Marinades or Seasonings
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »
Just kosher salt on a thick prime NY strip, leave at room temp for 1 hour, sear three minutes each side direct on high and move to indirect till 125-130. pull from grill, top with patts of butter, rest for 10 minutes, slice. nothing better.