Sometimes the best things happen unexpectedly.
When nothing is planned for dinner, but there happens to be a few chicken thighs thawing, or perhaps a couple of pork steaks.
“Do you want to grill?”, she asks.
That’s all the invitation that I need. But tonight, I want something a little different. Maybe it would be a good night to try a new technique. test a new thermometer, to grill a little differently, because I’ve been reading, you know. I’ve been looking to Meathead Goldwyn, and his Amazing Ribs website. No, I’m not thinking of anything specific, but just some grilling principles in general.
So the pork steaks immediately took a bath in a balsamic, olive oil and lemon mixture. The chicken thighs were just as quickly thrown into a saltwater brine, anticipating a spontaneous party with some asian/chinese flavorings, and a good dose of pecan wood smoke.
Pretty good for a weeknight, but hey, the weather was beautiful and the time was right. Best thing was, it all worked…
Almost, but not quite…..
After a randomly thrown together sweet and sour sauce for the chicken, and minimal seasoning on the pork, it was time to try the finished product.
And so the reviews were good, the meat tender, and enough for leftovers, which is always a good thing.
Lesson learned: Don’t think about it too much, don’t be afraid to experiment, and don’t forget,…………
“Life Is Better Wood Fired”
And thanks to family members who are always put in the position to “test” all of my experiments!
Much thanks and appreciation!