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Tax day chuck steaks

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Post Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:14 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Because who can afford prime rib on April 15, right? :lol:

Last Monday morning I put some Weber Seasoning Salt on a couple of chuck steaks so that they'd be ready for dinner that night.
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A few minutes on each side is all it took.
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Asparagus was on sale at the store so I bought a bundle and seasoned it with olive oil, salt, and pepper before grilling it on a grill sheet. We like our asparagus on the well-done side, with crispy tips and soft stalks.
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With chuck steak there's always some effort involved in slicing because of the fat and connective tissue, but the end result's worth a little extra work.
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The Weber Seasoning Salt is OK but to be honest I think I prefer the flavor of Lawry's, although it's possible that after a few more uses maybe the Weber will grow on me.

Post Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:58 pm
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well done
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Now those are the kind of grill marks I wish I could get! Niiiice work, Brad. I'm with you on the most excellent flavor of chuck steaks. :D
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Post Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:36 pm
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Very nice chuck steaks, Brad! In some stores up here they're called "blade chuck steaks" for some reason, and they can be a challenge to grill as they can be tough.

Beercuer - a big factor in grill marks is the grates themselves. Well-oiled cast iron grates are a big plus, but the secret is to get them screaming hot for good grill marks (high heat vs. medium).

Here's something else to consider: the Chargriller grates are triangular in cross-section so they have a thick side and a thinner side. The thick side makes bigger grill marks. I've noticed that a lot of gassers and other grills are doing the same thing now. My MasterChef gasser is a good example of this, so when I want thicker grill marks (and when I'm cooking on medium heat) I often flip over the grates.

The reason I mention this is because I don't recall if the BGE has triagular grates like this. If it does, you may be able to flip the grate to the thicker side as well and it may make a difference.
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