Many families love steak, especially on warm summer days, so shower your nearest and dearest with some love straight off the grill. You can make summer even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together when cooking a steak seasoned with this Dukkah Rub.
A Perfect Steak for Summer Grilling
(Family Features) Many families love steak, especially on warm summer days, so shower your nearest and dearest with some love straight off the grill. You can make those moments even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together.
In fact, it may be the perfect chance to teach your loved ones a thing or two with these tips from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef Grant Hon.
Choose Your Protein
Prepare the Grill
Prepare the Meat
Sear and Crust
Control Your Cook
To minimize the need to open the grill cover, determine the amount of time you’ll need to reach your desired doneness then use the 60-40 grilling method. Grill 60 percent on the first side then 40 percent after you turn the steak over for an even cook.
Let it Rest
Garnish and Flavor
On cutting board, chop almonds to rough texture and add fennel seeds, chopping until mixture is fine. Place almond and fennel mix in bowl and add rub and sesame seeds.
Once you pull a juicy steak away from the flame, there’s only one way to make it better: toppings that create a true taste explosion. When they’re prepared with fresh, premium ingredients, your friends and family may not be able to get enough of these sweet and savory additions. Simply mix them up while your meat is on the grill, or skip a step and rely on Omaha Steaks Toppers to capture the same delicious flavors without the prep work.
Crispy Onions and Jalapenos: Savor a one-two punch of crispy onions combined with spicy jalapenos for some crunch with a kick.
Dijon Mustard Aioli: Blend Dijon and whole-grain mustard with creamy Greek yogurt, garlic, tarragon and white pepper for a rich, tangy topping.
Mushrooms and Blue Cheese: Mix hearty mushrooms and full-flavored blue cheese with your favorite savory spices and a splash of sherry wine.
Smoky Bacon Jam: Start with the finest cuts of bacon browned to crispy perfection then add caramelized onion and an accent like brown sugar or balsamic vinegar.
Sweet Bourbon Onions: Warm things up with a medley of natural honey, bourbon whiskey and sherry wine offset by zesty red onions and balsamic vinegar.
Tomato Jam: Experiment with your favorite varieties to find the perfect balance of crushed tomatoes, sweet gherkins and seasonings.
Find more expert tips to perfect your summer grilling at OmahaSteaks.com.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Impress your guests and add an extra layer of smoky flavor to backyard favorites with the help of rich and aromatic woodchips with recipes like Brown Sugar Bourbon and Honey Mustard Pork, Spicy Teriyaki Grilled Wings, Memphis Style Ribs, Spicy and Sweet Grilled Steak, Montreal Salmon Rub and Grilled Shrimp Skewers.
Smoke and Spice
6 flavor pairings to amp up summer grilling
(Family Features) The grill is often the star of summer gatherings, from weeknight meals to backyard barbecues and family reunions. Impress your guests and add an extra layer of smoky flavor to backyard favorites with the help of rich and aromatic woodchips. Add to your gas or charcoal grill and create big flavor.
Adding woodchips to your favorite recipes can help highlight distinct flavors for your mains and sides in one simple step. For rich dishes like steak and beef, pair with an intense hickory flavored woodchip. For lighter meats like pork and chicken, pair with subtle, fruit flavored chips like cherry and apple. When it comes to seafood, try pairing with a mild, nutty chip like pecan.
Take these classic McCormick recipes, with simple prep and bold marinades, and add a smoky twist with flavor-forward woodchips.
(BPT) - Tired of the same old casseroles and pasta dishes? As the seasons transition, you're probably looking for fresh and flavorful ways to prepare satisfying foods for your family and friends.
An increasing number of home and professional chefs are using pork to produce mouth-watering, palate-pleasing recipes. Pork is a satisfying, excellent source of protein that's packed with flavor. What's more, it's budget-friendly and versatile, which allows you to customize pork with your preferred flavors and cooking methods.
Want to know the hottest cooking tips and trends for pork this year? Consider these insights from five-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Jose Mendin. For more meal inspiration, visit PorkTeInspira.com.
Savory main dish, fewer calories
To prepare delicious pork without adding extra calories, use cooking methods like grilling or roasting that don't add fat. Pork loin and ribs are great options for grilling or roasting. Look for lean cuts such as the pork tenderloin in the meat case. Many of these cuts meet USDA's guidelines for "lean," which means they have less than 10 grams of fat per serving.
Customize with spice rubs
Spice rubs are an easy way to customize flavors and infuse them into pork. Herbs and spices with heat are trending, so don't be afraid to enhance your rubs and give them that extra kick.
Embrace Cuban influences
Many of today's hottest cooking trends have Cuban influences. For example, try marinating a pork tenderloin in citrus, garlic and onions - also known as "Cuban-style." Serve on top of rice and beans or place between two pieces of bread and enjoy a sandwich bursting with flavor.
Experiment with the traditional
Pork offers a fantastic base for expanding on the flavors you already know and love. For example, spicy teriyaki is reinvented with a touch of spice for a special meal any day of the week. Try this recipe to see for yourself:
Grilled Ham Steaks with Spicy Teriyaki by Chef Mendin for PorkTeInspira.com
2 1-inch thick ham steaks
Spicy Teriyaki Glaze
7 ounces crushed pineapple
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon red chili pepper, crushed
1/2 cup brown sugar
For Spicy Teriyaki glaze:
In a small pot, combine all ingredients and mix. Heat and bring to simmer to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Heat grill to a medium high heat or 450 F. Place the ham steaks on grill and sear on both sides, approximately 3-4 minutes each side; basting with spicy teriyaki on both sides to achieve a caramel crust. Remove from heat and serve immediately with coconut rice or your favorite rice pilaf. Garnish with pineapple rings.
Go for the garlic
Garlic lovers rejoice! A variety of pork cuts are the perfect pairing to those cloves you adore so much. Add garlic to rubs, marinades, side dishes and more for a flavorful dish even the most discerning chef will enjoy. In fact, try this easy roast recipe to see just how well garlic and mustard mingle with moist pork loin:
Garlic-Mustard Pork Roast by PorkTeInspira.com
3 to 4 pound boneless pork loin
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oregano leaves, crushed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine garlic, oregano, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix until blended into a paste. Using a spatula or hands, rub garlic mixture all over pork loin, massaging into meat. Place pork roast on baking pan and roast uncovered in preheated oven. Roast one hour until internal temperature reaches between 145 F to 160 F using a digital thermometer. Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with oven roasted potato wedges.
There is no better time than now to enjoy some delicious and flavorful pork recipes. Visit PorkTeInspira.com for recipe ideas and visit your nearest retailer for many budget-friendly pork cuts.
If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. This Father’s Day, grab dad and gather around the grill with these smoking tips to create a masterpiece meal, such as Ancho Chile Rubbed Smoked Beef Brisket or Ancho Chile Rubbed Smoked Pork Butt, and plenty of memories together.
A Smokin' Celebration
(Family Features) If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. This Father’s Day, grab dad and gather around the grill or try a new technique that’s rising in popularity – smoking – to create a masterpiece meal – and plenty of memories – together.
Start with style
Choose your cut
Ready your rub
Set up the smoker
Slow and steady
Find more tips and recipes perfect for a smoking Father’s Day celebration at omahasteaks.com.
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