August 15, 2010
The steaks spent 24 hours marinading in red wine and garlic. While the steaks warmed to room temperature, I reduced the marinade with some more garlic, onion, and red pepper. Then they went to the grill, about five minutes on each side, basted with the reduced marinade. Fantastic!
August 9, 2010
For my first Traeger adventure, I went with the classic baby back ribs, with a Cajun twist.
Step 1: Soak the ribs in beer for an hour, turning half way through.
Step 2: Get the smoker going. I used apple pellets. Rub the ribs with Cajun seasoning and smoke for 1 hour 45 minutes.
Step 3: In a saucepan, blend your favorite BBQ sauce with some Cajun seasoning and garlic. Set aside.
Step 4: Brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce. Wrap in tinfoil with a little beer. Return to grill over medium (225-275) heat for another hour and 45 minutes.
Step 5: Remove ribs from foil. Grill an additional hour.