It happened at last. The skies here were overcast again and looked like it was going to pour down again, but I did a quick meal and it came out great . Had a couple of 1" thick N.Y. strip's that I massaged w / fresh garlic, a little olive oil, and some freshly ground pepper. Put a handful of soaked mesquite chip's in the smoker box and cranked her up on high til it reached 550 deg. and was smoking good, put the steak's on then turned down to med. Cooked the steak's on the oblique for 2 min. w/ hood closed, rotated steak's 90 deg., cooked for 2 more min.. Flipped them over and repeated on other side. Came out a perfect med. rare w / nice diamond pattern grill mark's.
On the side burner, I fixed some zucinni (sp) and red onion, sautee`d in olive with a ton of fresh garlic (oh yeah, I like garlic), fresh ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt & tossed with freshly grated peccarino - romano cheese when it came off the heat. Acompanied with a salad of spring greens w/ homemade balsamic vinigarette, garlic bread toasted on the " D " and a glass of merlot. I think I'm in love again .
Dang, anybody notice the price of steak's lately, guess it might be because of fuel cost's, but they're sure going up, at least around here anyway.
Thank's for listening. YB2