Beef Shish Kebabs

Yay!  Meat on a stick!  Except I don’t serve it on a stick.  Served here with a home-made lavash and a cucumber-mint dip.  It’s one of the ultimate finger-foods after pizza: tear off a bit of bread, grab some meat…

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma (grilled)

This isn’t a real shawarma, because I don’t have one of those nifty vertical rotisseries.  This is a fairly common affliction among cooks, so we try and make do with what we have.   This version is straight-up grilled, though I…

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Beef Stroaganoff, or I Made Too Much Steak Last Night

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to make too much steak.  This becomes especially true where a large cut like tri-tip is concerned – you can make one, or two.  One is seldom enough around here, and two… well,…

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Steak au Poivre (-ish)

Cook me like one of those French grills Okay, this is one of those things that are simple, but you'll pay a lot for in a restaurant.  It's not necessarily easy, but it's simple.  The trick is in the meat,…

Fajitas

Grilled Tequila Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…

Bistecca di Sienna

Bistecca di Sienna

A great number of years ago, my wife (at the time) and I spent a couple of weeks wandering around Italy.  During our travels, we spent a lovely afternoon in Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, and had lunch at…