Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Sometimes you just need a steak. And a glass of wine.

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yeah right

yeah right is a lifelong Vikings fan. Loves to cook but doesn’t plate. Loves to drink but hates hangovers. Loves to read. Has no regrets.
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Good morning everyone.

Welcome back!

The brutality of Summer just keeps on trucking doesn’t it?

Welcome back to part 2 of cooking and preparing a full dinner without activating the oven in your kitchen.

Shit.

/working title

As you recall, last week we conquered this food preparation trick by grilling just about every damn thing. And it was awesome!

As the banner image can attest, part of today’s preparation was obviously a result of grilling but what the fuck with the baked potato? How can you bake a potato without, you know, fucking baking it?

Is it alchemy? Wizardry? Sorcery? Witch craft?

Shit no!

It’s science!

And no, I didn’t use a microwave either. Actually now that I think about it a microwave cooks a pretty damn solid baked potato. Where’s the thrill in that? Next thing you know I’ll have a Sunday Gravy post where I teach you how to microwave popcorn!

Riveting!

If you’ve been following along this year you can probably venture a guess how that potato came into being.

That’s right!

Instant Pot!

We’ve fucked around with using the Instant Pot as a slow cook or slow braise device but I thought we would try it in a new way and I will say, it worked great! Another reason to consider adding this thing to your kitchen toy collection.

Something else we will be doing today is the always intriguing “cooking with beer!”

That got your attention didn’t it?

The best part is you can use whatever beer you have on hand. Fan of the macrobrew and a standard lager style? Use it! Prefer a lovely Guinness? Give it a try, Love! Are you into the big hoppy-ass double IPA action? Get after that!

Who among us doesn’t like beer in ANY application?

I’m preaching to the goddamn choir over here!

Last week we featured chicken and pork as our grilled proteins of choice so this week I decided to make a beer marinade and marinated some steaks for the grill. The thing with a beer marinade is it applies itself well to the cheaper cuts of meat. You don’t have to drop a 20 on a ribeye or T-bone which makes this more friendly on your wallet at the same time.

So today we used?

A nice basic top sirloin. You can use whatever cut of steak you want. Flank steak would be delicious here.

You regular folks know that we’ve already addressed a different steak prep technique earlier this season.

This application was pan-searing in a hot as fuck cast iron skillet which is actually one of my preferred steak cooking techniques. It does, however, require a “hot as fuck cast iron skillet.”

Uh uh. Not today.

This motherfucker is going on the grill. Besides! check it out!

That’s a new grill grate!

If you compare that to last week…

A marked improvement.

Alright, enough fucking around! Let’s make a marinade.

Beer Marinade!

12 ounces of your favorite beer.

1/3 cup of soy sauce.

2 tablespoons of brown sugar.

1/2 onion sliced.

2 jalapenos sliced.

3-4 cloves of garlic smashed.

That’s it.

You can toss in some fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme here if you wish. Up to you.

Mix together everything and combine well. Watch the sugar, as it tends to sink to the bottom of the bowl. Give a big stir.

Using a fork get all medieval on the steaks and poke a whole shitload of holes in the steaks. Get both sides.

Next get one of the old faithful 1 gallon zip top bags and place your steaks in there. Pour the marinade over the steaks, press out any residual air, close the zip top and give a good shake or two.

This can hang out in the fridge for as little as 3-4 hours or it can even chill overnight. I chose overnight and handily elected to drink that sacrificial beers’ 11 other friends.

It was the right choice!

Next day go ahead and fire up your grill.

While the grill is getting all hot and bothered we are going to get our two side dishes going. Let’s start with the potatoes first.

Rinse your potatoes thoroughly, take yet another fork and stab the bejesus out of the potatoes.

I hope you like stabbing things!

Just channel your inner Ray Lewis and get stabby as fuck.

Pour one cup of water into your Instant Pot, place the “trivet” or basket inside and add the potatoes.

Place the lid on top of the pot, lock into position and we will be setting the pot to high pressure and set the timer for 14 minutes. Once the 14 minutes are up allow the steam to vent naturally for 10 minutes then remove the potatoes and serve as desired. Salt, pepper and butter for me thanks.

Now while the grill is heating and the Instant Pot is pressurizing get after that corn on the cob.

Take a square of aluminum foil and lay the shucked corn right on top.

I put some cubes of butter alongside and season with your choice of seasonings. “Essence” today of course. As a final touch, give a few grates of some good parmigiano reggiano over the top. Wrap the corn in the foil, seal and get ready to grill.

Take the steaks out of the marinade, give a pat down with some paper towels and season liberally with salt and pepper.

Liberally.

Yeah, I like that word.

Leave the fat on, dammit. You know me. Fat is your friend. Fat is an amazing flavor.

Now that the grill is prepped and ready, let’s just chuck everything on at the same time.

Fuck it!

Ain’t that pretty?

I gave this about 6 minutes for the first side. Remember the grill mark trick from last week? That’s where you rotate the steaks 90 degrees before flipping to get them nice grill marks?

Do that.

The corn should cook for 17-20 minutes total, be sure to rotate a few times while it’s cooking.

After five more minutes on the second side your steaks should be done. Let’s just get them off the grill and see how they look shall we?

Holy. Shit!

It’s almost teriyaki like in it’s composition without the overly salty taste of the soy. The brown sugar gives it a sweetness to balance out the soy and the background note of the beer just plays perfectly with the beef. While you get the garlic, onion and jalapeno, nothing is too overwhelming or spicy. It’s just a damn solid combination of flavors.

Enough fucking around, let’s get this shit on a plate!

Honestly? That baked potato was fucking perfect. Nice and fluffy. Pair that up with the steak and the corn on the cob? Shit!

That’s a nice Aussie shiraz in the back that was tailor made for this meal.

Some poor bastards would pay 75 bucks for this meal at a steakhouse and not only did we do it on the cheap we didn’t even turn the damn oven on in the middle of summer!

 

Class dismissed.

Item of note;

I’ve got a little mini-vacation set up next week – San Diego with all of the “right” offspring so I will be on a one week hiatus.

You will be left in capable hands.

I appreciate you people being there. It’s your regular readership and commentary that keep me motivated. I thank you for that.

I Grill for You!

Have a great day everyone.

PEACE!

 

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tomsellecksmoustache

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It’s not sexy Saturday, but why not bring out a classic?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I just bought a 6 qt 6-in-1 Instant Pot on Amazon.

I got it for $49 (because it was pre-opened, with a 30-day return).

It’s time to pressure cook! Well, on Tuesday when it arrives, it will be time to pressure cook.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

I purchased one on Prime Day but haven’t used it yet because I’ve been too busy trying to sous vide everything I can. Report back on its delicious food making capabilities, please.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

So this morning we went to the beach and upon our return (at about 9 a.m.) there was a very healthy-looking coyote just strolling through our neighborhood. He was so casual at first I thought he was a dog.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

That reminds me. I should have Korean BBQ for lunch this week.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

I ran over a half grown coyote about two weeks ago. Didn’t feel too bad about it becuse judging by it’s body condition and behavior something was VERY wrong with it.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

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What’s wrong with a Coyote?

(My girlfriend insisted that we visit the one in Vegas a few months ago because she loved the movie as a kid. It was SOOO depressing. First time having a metal detector used on me before entering an empty bar.)

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Any bar where the bartenders do a dance show on top of the bar is NOT a real bar but just a disguised TGI Fridays. There was a chain called “Studebakers” back in the 80s that did this shit. Me and a friend were getting dissed by a surly little bartender in a mostly empty Studebakers one night and then at like 9:00 PM sharp he had to get up on the bar and do his little 50s “Grease” dance with the other bartenders and nobody cared and we just sneered at him the whole time and he could feel our ridicule like laser beams and you could tell that he hated his entire life and he probably killed himself later that evening.

Now, the Burgundy Room on Cahuenga in Hollywood used to set the bar on fire every night at midnight back in the 90s. This was when Hollywood was a glorious shit hole so I doubt they still do this or if it’s even there anymore. Setting the bar on fire is OK in my book.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

I think that nightly bar fires would be an amazing tradition. But were the ‘Coyotes” cute? Of course. But it was worse than even my worst strip club experience (a very, very low bar)? Jesus, yes. Everything felt overly choreographed and scripted. You could feel the regret and collective embarrassment of every one of the five people in this bar. We all paid $20 to get in and would be happy if it cost $100 to get the hell out.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Now you know who took all your ACME packages.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

Does anyone have tips on how to kill a mole that doesn’t involve me standing motionless in my backyard, pitchfork in hand, and my girlfriend too embarrassed to come outside? The neighbor lady just threw me a worried look.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’ll loan you my cat if you like. She kills everything. Well, not kills, necessarily. Sometime she just toys with it until she gets bored and then I have to finish the job.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Are you willing to use poison?
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Also, Here’s a silly pic you could use as an avatar, ya know, just to reduce the number of “Football to Ginger Nazi’s crotch” pictures.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I second this. Also, let us know if you have issues uploading photos.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

It’s best if you just tell me. Computering isn’t what I’m known for.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I want to know about updating avatars too. I updated mine (to an awesome Mickey Mouse punching his own eyeballs out) over a year ago and it never shows up on my posts. EXCEPT when they do a site redesign that malfunctions and THEN the new avatar shows up and when they revert back to fix the site my old avatar returns. The new avatar is in all my account settings here and at WordPress and at Gravatar but no dice. Still the old avatar appears.

What am I doing wrong?

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

That’s my issue too! I found a very erotic picture of Mr. Selleck for all of you and it shows on my account settings but nowhere else.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

At this point, I’m willing to use anything to kill this fucker. I’d pump some Soviet-era nerve gas in if you know anyone with access.

And thank you, I’ll look into updating the avatar.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

I use an old handheld-rechargable Dustbuster vacuum, a brown paper bag and poison cakes (APPLE FLAVOR!). Gently vacuum the dirt off of the mound (!), place in the poison, cover hole with piece of brown paper, gently pour dirt over paper, PROFIT!
I have access to agricultural grade/quantities of gopher bait but if you go to an Ace Hardware or your local equivalent they can help.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

F*ck it’s wife and taunt it until it commits suicide?

/Just brainstorming here.

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

I like where your mind is.

Senor Weaselo

Does it dance to Kenny Loggins? Yes I know that was a gopher!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I believe that the proper way to cook a steak is medium-rare, and the proper way to cook a burger is medium.

Would anyone care to fight me (at Nintendo)?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

You are a gentleman of discerning taste. I harbor no ill will towards you sir.

Senor Weaselo

No, that seems perfectly reasonable.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I concur with these specifications

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Perfecto!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I like burgers medium rare, but unless you know the grinder/ processor you are taking your chances doing that.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

My wife always wants burgers medium rare but to me the least cooked part of those is just an icky mushy meat paste.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I like it if it is quality meat, if it is cheap meat yes. Beef, to me, is pretty forgiving for hamburger to overcook. I like lamb burger a lot, elk if it’s available; those being overcooked doesn’t do them any favors. Your wife likes mushy meat.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

No hitter alert fer Dirt Falcons.

(1 walk so no perfect game)

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Well, we already know Stan Marsh can finish.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Who let the coons in?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

2 DOWN IN THE 9TH!

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Lol. Just kidding. What a bum.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

They’ve brought in the closer. Bold strategy.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

“God has a plan for me? I knew it! [wipes brow] Whew!”

-Sisyphus

scotchnaut

“Can’t wait to see what it is!”

-Prometheus

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Phubt!”

-Heraclitus

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Yeah…”

– Narcissus, not paying any attention to the conversation whatsoever

Fronkenshteen

If I were to blast the onion, jalapeño & garlic in the cuisinart, would they overpower the marinade?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

On the radio this morning (yeah, I’m 85 years old, shut up) the DJ said it was national lasagna day or week or whatever and he said, “remember, if you have two lasagnas, and you stack one on top of the other, then you have one lasagna.”

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I’ve just found my new diet.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

Pro wrestlers who died literally just today:
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Nikolai Volkoff, 70, cause unknown

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Brian Christopher, 46, hung himself in a fucking jail cell, Jesus.

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Brickhouse Brown, 57, prostate cancer, thought dead 9 days ago, then the next day, while his mother was waiting for the coroner, he sat up and asked her for something to eat, because nothing in wrestling can ever be normal.

scotchnaut

Why would Christopher go to a fucking jail cell in order to hang himself? I’m going to do it at fucking home when the time is right!

/#wrestlersisstupid

tomsellecksmoustache
tomsellecksmoustache

“Seems like something he could have easily done at home.”

– Chris Benoit

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

So I guess Brian Christopher hernandezed himself?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Dang! Dude was in jail for a DUI and he hung himself? I’m no doctor but I’m sensing deeper issues here.

Don T

Meat marinades with garlic all the way! For two weeks I’ve had that argument at home. “Meat should taste like meat”—whatever. Salt and pepper only is cool, but + smashed or grated garlic with summin acidic is better.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

You know what’s underrated in meat marinades? Ginger.

scotchnaut

Your Gilligan’s Island porn slash-fic has officially gone off the rails.

/I knew it was just a matter of time. Mrs. Howell doing anal? Keep it somewhat realistic, buddy

scotchnaut

/looks at the shaky scratches on the wall next to the tv

[presses play]

It’s Day [squints] 5 (it seems so much longer) of The Great Emptiness. Energy waning. Canadian Rally Racing Championship? National Swimming Finals? Really Old Men Swinging Clubs Somewhere Overseas? A man can’t live on these *sports*. My dear, dear college football, college basketball and NFL-I think of you every day with so much fondness. I wish you were here for me now in the same way I was there for you then. I tried youtube. The memories were great but I pine for the real, live thing. I don’t know how much longer I can hold out. This might be my last transmission. Remember that I love you dearly. Farewell.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Dear Scotchnaut,
We love you too and can’t wait to reunite once the season sta
-BEEEP
Please send $150 to your preferred cable or satellite provider to continue this relationship. Thank you.

scotchnaut

Just tell me again in that sexy voice that Cuse basketball is ranked in the pre-season Top 25 this year. I need this. Bad.

/hey, everyone knows relationships cost money

blaxabbath

Going slightly further, instapot is my go-to for mashed potatoes. Pull them out, toss them in the kitchenaid mixer and BAM!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’ve come to really adore sirloin steaks. Just a simple salt and pepper or Montreal steak seasoning and I’m good. Cheaper and tastes less guilty than a ribeye or strip steak, too!

monty this seems strange to me

Enjoy SD next week. Reading Sunday Gravy is my version of church each week, so hope I can make it through next week.

scotchnaut

“a new grill grate…A marked improvement”

You sly dog, you.