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Grilltastic spring ideas

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Alrighty grill lovers. May is National BBQ Month! Now there’s a holiday I can really put my tongs around. Let’s celebrate this sucker with some Curry-style.

Here it goes.

First of all, this celebratory meal (or meals, right?) is going to be cooked entirely on the grill. I know what you’re thinking: “Hold on there Curry and don’t be in such a hurry!” Well, “Don’t-worry-Curry” has a plan. We are going to start with the main course. Beef, chicken, pork, even lamb all are in abundance during the spring. Question is, what sounds good to you and your family?

Next, we are going to cook all our complimentary vegetables on the grill. Yes, this can be done. You can use a special grilling pan made for vegetables that goes directly on the grills’ rack. If you don’t have one, cut your vegetables into portions, wrap them in foil, season them, and splash with a little olive oil. Place the packet on the grill and cook till al dente.

Can’t get enough corn-on-the-cob? Corn-on-the-cob cooked on the grill is one of the best preparation methods. The question is, are you supposed to shuck the corn? I cook my ears of corn leaving the husk on. Just soak them in a bucket of water for a few hours and then toss them on the grill. Shucking the corn is also an option, especially if your kids are looking for a chore (yeah, right!). Once shucked, place on the grill and fire away. Finish both methods of grilling by brushing on melted butter and sea salt.

How about grilled artichokes? Split smaller artichokes in half, toss in olive oil, season with your favorite blend, and grill until al dente. Other no-brainer options: Asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, all delectable grilled veggies! Just olive oil, season, and grill away.

On to the starches. One of the best ways I have found to cook starch is cooking in foil pouches. Cut the potatoes (Yukons, Reds, Russets) into slices or small chunks. Season with olive oil or butter, sprinkle with cheese and season with fresh or dried herbs. For yams and sweet potatoes:  butter, brown sugar and cinnamon makes for a tasty treat.

Speaking of treats – pound cake grills great. No kidding. Spread both sides of a piece of cake with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Place on your grill and caramelize both sides. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and berry sauce, top with whip cream garnish with a mint sprig. Not a cake person? Take a peach or nectarine, split in half and grill away. You can also grill some pineapple and drizzle with a honey-cinnamon glaze. I guarantee your guests will be impressed!

Happy Grilling!

Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry

Recipe: BLT Hot Diggidity Dog

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Soon we will be into the long dog days of summer!  Get a head start on the dog days with a BLT Hot Dog. “BLT” hot dogs are topped with crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes and crunchy lettuce dressed with a creamy caper-pickle mayonnaise. Fat-free! Just kidding. It’s summer – relax and enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill pickle
  • 8 hot dogs, cooked
  • 8 hot dog buns, toasted
  • 8 slices of crisp, cooked applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the shallot, capers and pickle.
  2. Put the cooked hot dogs in the buns; top with bacon and tomatoes.
  3. Toss the lettuce in the caper pickle mayonnaise.
  4. Top the dogs with the slaw.
  5. Serve any remaining caper pickle mayonnaise on the side.
  6. Be sure to share 🙂

Curry’s Culinary Corner: Steak for Dad!

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In last month’s Culinary Corner you learned that I have a mother. Well, guess what, fans? I have a father also. And since the dawn of time dads have been asked, “What do you want for dinner on Fathers Day?” And I’m guessing the number one answer to that is, “Steak! A nice big juicy tender steak.”  Now, how do we get that juicy tender steak for Dad?

Here are some things to consider:

  • First is the grade of the meat.  Choice or Prime?  Spoil Dad and go Prime all the way!
  • Second, marbling.  Marbling is the white fat in the meat.  Fat is where the flavor is – so the more fat, the more flavor.
  • Third is the cut.  Steaks from the loin and the rib will be very tender and juicy.

So now that we have the steaks pick out, how do we cook it to perfection?

Get your grill on! Need I say more?

Heat grill to medium high. Lightly oil the grates and let them heat up.  Now it’s time to get your grind on. Season steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Yes, salt and pepper…kosher or sea salt as well as black pepper. Fresh ground salt and pepper are a must in this case.  Finally, place steaks on grill and let cook about 3 minutes per side (for rare).

Grill temperatures vary, but in general, a 1-inch thick steak will take about 3 minutes per side for rare (140 degrees). Add about 1 minute per side per half inch of steak and another minute per side for desired doneness (rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well).

Happy Fathers Day, Dad!

Caramelized onion recipe

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A great topper to any dish, here’s a great recipe for caramelized onions:

Caramelized Onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large yellow onions sliced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and black pepper to taste

Heat oil in fry pan, add sliced onions and cook very slowly over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. When onions are softened and tinged golden brown, deglaze with balsamic vinegar, and add brown sugar- this will start the caramelization process. Continue to cook over low heat for another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sticky and caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Curry’s Culinary Corner: Keep your grilling light

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During the summer grilling season fresh vegetables and numerous cuts of fresh proteins await the backyard chef.  To limit the amount of time in the hot kitchen cooking up those starchy side dishes – open up a bag of your favorite blend of fresh greens instead.  Baby field greens, baby spinach, romaine, and even good old iceberg lettuce can be mixed into a salad blend fit for any backyard barbecue feast.  Your salad blend becomes your bed of nutrition and a light and refreshing side. Pile grilled vegetables and your grilled protein on top of the greens and serve it up with your favorite condiments and dressing for a lighter grilling affair your family will love.

Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry

Coming to a supermarket meat case near you

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Buy local! These deliciously juicy patties are made fresh in Spokane, have an extended shelf life and set weight, as well as a scannable label at check out. Perfect for Father’s Day grilling, grad parties, or summer barbeques. 

Three varieties of patties including chuck, extra lean, and lean. 

Traypack 4 x 1 80/20 Beef Patties

6 patties per tray

Traypack 4 x 1 80/15  Beef Patties

6 patties per tray

Traypack 3 x 1 80/20 Chuck Patties

4 patties per tray

For more information or to order, contact Angus Brands at 509-482-7033

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