The season has begun! Plenty of excitement today already in the league.
Steak - It's Whats for Dinner
I was cleaning out the freezer last week and I saw that I still had two enormous bone in ribeyes and two filet mignons from Allen Brothers! These are superb steaks and they are wet aged to perfection. I took them out Friday night to thaw for today in the fridge.
After the early games were over, it was Big Steel Keg's time to shine. I set up a big pile of lump charcoal, lit the fire in several places, opened the vents to 100% and let the lava eruption commence. After about 20 minutes I had the searing temp of 650-700 degrees stable.
Here are the steaks in the packaging:
Nothing fancy here, coat them with sea salt and pepper and brush with olive oil:
These things were so tender I had to be very careful not to rip them!
On the keg they go! I cook 5 minutes per side, then I start flipping them every 3 minutes. The steaks are huge, almost 2 inches thick so it does take a while to get them cooked up. Here are the finished products:
While the steaks were resting (you do rest your steaks right?) I threw on a foil pack with some asparagus. 8 minutes is all it takes to steam them perfect. Here is my dinner plate tonight:
Only the bone was left when I was done!
These things are unreal good, a real treat for NFL opening day!
NFL Week One Observations
-I was shocked at how fast the Patriots defense was! All those young kids are quick! They hit like tons of bricks as well. I was very surprised indeed. The offense looked great as well. Do not allow the final score to make you think the Bengals were ever in this game, most of those points were allowed by a time burning prevent defense to get the game over. The Jets are next week and I am feeling a bit better about the New England chances.
-The Texans might have just broken out to the big time. A complete victory against the Colts was something they have been missing for years. I did pick this game correct, BTW.
-The Falcons look like they may have some serious issues on offense, though playing against the Steelers defense can make it look that way for sure. Huge win for Pittsburgh. I picked this one wrong.
-The Raiders were totally unprepared for week one, big surprise.
-The Jaguars beat the Broncos and that was a surprise. I picked this one wrong as well.
-The late games are in progress and what happened to San Francisco? Arizona is having issues as well.
My picks will get better after a few weeks.
Well I could not leave this one out:
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Have a good night.