Simple Recipes: Meat (Continuation)


Grilling Meat


Meat suitable for grilling: chops, cutlets, kidneys, fillet steak, rump steak and sausage.

Rules for Grilling Meat

  1. Have a fire stared with glowing coals, free from smoke, on the grill. If using a gas or electric stove, see that the griller is red-hot to keep in the juices.
  2. Wipe and trim the meat and cut off unnecessary fat, split kidneys half-way through, prick sausages.
  3. Beat steak with a beater to make it tender. The steak should be about 2½ cm thick.
  4. Brush over with melted fat/oil, grease the gridiron to prevent scorching.
  5. Place the meat on a hot gridiron, or under a hot griller.
  6. Cook one minute, turn over and cook the other side to sear the surface. Add seasoning. Reduce the heat.
    7.Cook 8-10 minutes according to the thickness of the thickness of the meat. Kidneys require 5-8 minutes. If cooked too long they will be tough. Do not prick with fork.

Effects of Grilling

-The meat has a puffy appearance, is brown on the outside, and juicy, tender inside. If overcooked, it will be hard, dry and tough.
-Grilling makes the meat appetising and well flavoured.

Grilled Steak or Chop


-Have the gridiron hot. Wipe the meat and brush over with fat/oil. Put it on the hot gridiron.
-Cook 1 minute, turn over and cook the other side for 1 minute. Season the meat.
-Cook 8-12 minutes according to the thickness of the meat, turning the meat frequently.
-Place the meat on a hot dish, garnish the steak with balls of parsley butter.

Sausage, fish, tomatoes and mushrooms may be grilled the same way.

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