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zilla
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22 05 10:53 am    Post subject: Dirty Steak Reply with quote

Has anyone ever done a "Dirty Steak"? I read about it in a book or magazine some years ago. I take it that you are to throw a steak right in the coals to cook it.....and then scrape the ashes off???? or what? Anyone?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done it. You throw a steak directly on the coals. If I remember correctly, the steak cuts off the oxygen to the coals underneath so the top of the steak cooks first first. Once it is done on top, you turn the steak over to cook the other side. Then brush off the ash and grit. It is mostly for show, kind of like beer butt chicken.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that AB did this one time with some flank steak for fajitas. Doesnt really sound that great...Why on earth would anyone do that? It is like cooking a steak "Pittsburgh" style...you know burnt on the outside and totally raw on the inside...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah he did, he used lump and then used a hairdryer to blow the ash off the coals before throwing the meat on. I thought, hmmm too much of a hassle...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 9:02 am    Post subject: Dirty steaks Reply with quote

I don't think of it as a gimmick. It imparts wonderful flavor to beef quite quickly. I only use this method to start steaks, then finish them indirectly. I haven't found too much necessity in scraping them to clean them up for serving, but your results may vary.

Be sure to use lump charcoal, not briquettes. I made that mistake. Once (for 10 people). Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done it by pushing my grilling basket into the coals and then throwing the steak in it. Same flavor and temp..... just not the clean up. Works good with colored peppers and olive oil. Makes them taste sweet.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a friend did a "dirty brisket" once.

If that's what you call it when you drop a brisket, fight the dog off it, rinse it under the hose faucet and toss it back on the smoker for another half hour?

He never did tell his family.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.... that is called a in-law brisket.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully, it wasn't the best brisket he ever made. That process would be hard to duplicate.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23 05 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one OkieJay! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24 05 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a guy do this on tv but he was doing fish.
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