Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Recipes with Meat | Posted on 13-10-2009
Picnic Food Recipes for Meat:
Two Great Steaks
when you read the word picnic, what do you usually picture? Do you picture a basket with a red and white checkered tablecloth and a plate of sandwiches with maybe some potato salad? If you do, and think that is what a picnic is, then you are missing out on some great picnic experiences. Grilling out can be a wonderful picnic experience, especially if you have some mouth-watering picnic food recipes for meat at your disposal. This article will share with you two phenomenal recipes for steaks that will be sure to give your family and friends something to sink their teeth into.
Picnic Food Recipes for Meat: How to Grill Steaks
Before we move into the recipes themselves, it is important to first go over how to properly grill a steak, so you can get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your food. One of the most important things to grasp is how to cook the meat. Steaks can be cooked on a scale going from well done (no pink at all in the middle) through medium-well and medium (warm pink center) through medium-rare to rare (cool red center). Everyone has a preference for their steak, so make sure you find what they are and keep track of them. Another important thing to remember is the importance of marinade. You want your steak to set for a while in that sauce so you get the maximum amount of flavor in your meat. The two recipes below include marinades that you should use, for at least six hours in the refrigerator before you cook your steaks.
Picnic Food Recipes for Meat #1: Parmesan Peppercorn Steak
For this recipe, choose any cut of steak you would like. I am partial to ribeye but sirloin works well too. You will need (per steak):
– Cracked peppercorn
– Shredded Parmesan cheese
– Garlic butter (or butter mixed with minced garlic)
– ¾ tablespoon of lime pepper seasoning
To prepare the steak beforehand, take the peppercorn and gently crack it (but don’t grind it). Rub both sides of the steak with the peppercorn, and do the same with the lime pepper seasoning. Leave this in the refrigerator, covered, for at least three hours. Then, grill your steak as normal, and right before you take it from the grill, cover it with the Parmesan cheese and garlic butter. Then enjoy.
Picnic Food Recipes for Meat #2: Sweet Korean Steak
The title may sound odd, but this really is a delicious dish. Here is what you will need:
– 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (preferably toasted)
– ½ teaspoon of black pepper, ground
– 2/3 cup of soy sauce
– 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
– 1 minced clove of garlic
– 1 ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon of paprika
For this steak, the toughest part is just mixing the sauce. Over low heat, combine the ingredients in a saucepan and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved into the sauce. You want a sauce that is a little thicker and more “sticky” than your normal BBQ sauce, but not too thick. Marinade your steaks in this sauce overnight in the refrigerator, then brush some on before and during grilling. This is definitely a unique taste for a typical grilling picnic, but it is definitely worth it.
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