Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Will Work For Steak

We have an electrical issue at the dock, a friend who is a retired electrician and likes steak, and the ability to cook a steak (or so I thought) – sounds like a plan.  Our electrician friend is a very picky eater liking only beef (medium well) and some vegetables, so we had filet and rib eye steak, green beans, fried okra, tomatoes, and grilled corn.

One of my favorite outdoor cook’s is Jeanie over at Cowgirl’sCountry Life and she often grills bacon wrapped corn so I decided to give it a try.  She usually cuts her ears in half, but I decided to leave them whole.

I quickly learned that they need to be cooked over lower heat than high.  While the bacon imparted some flavor to the corn, I believe I prefer using compound butter and grilling in it the husks.

In my effort to get his steak medium well, I managed to over cook them all for the rest of us medium – medium rare folks – I think I need to check the accuracy of my Thermo-pen as this is two times in a row that a 125* reading gave me a slightly pink rather than a red steak.  It was still good and here’s my plate.
I did, however, get his cooked perfectly and he now plans to come over and handle the problem – I love the barter system.  Later I checked my Thermo-pen in boiling water and it registered 196* in 212* water which explaned the overcooked steak, but upon close inspection, I found something on the tip and after cleaning it worked fine for the retest.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Alex The Model



  1. Bacon wrapped corn sounds pretty interesting, but I'd be afraid of that flare up too!

  2. Is that blue plate in the last shot glass or plastic? I like it. And see, there are glitches at Almost Heaven .. I bet the wasps are to blame for that dock problem.

  3. Well, I'm sorry that the steak wasn't EXACTLY to your liking but the whole meal does sound delicious!

  4. I would work for a steak too. Got to love your barter system Larry. That's one fine looking plate of food.

  5. What a wonderful barter. I'd have been a right menace at the dinner because my grilled-steak preference is rare to medium rare.

    Just like on your previous two posts - your food looks sooooooooo good. Super thanks, dear Larry and Bev, for showing and sharing such beautiful food pictures, and sharing a part of your lives with bloggy others like me.

    Sending huggles from Michelle, downunder in Wellington, NZ

    (Zebby Cat is way too busy sleeping for greetings so please accept a "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" from my feline bloke)

  6. Hopefully you fixed the problem with the thermometer.. there's nothing more frustrating than over cooking steaks :) I tend to try and eye ball it..I'm getting better at it, but should probably go back to using my thermometer!! lol
    I've always wondered about the bacon wrapped corn.. thanks for testing it for me!

  7. Bartering is a great way to get things done... You help someone and they help you.. Sounds like a plan!!!!! I'll take my steak Medium Rare please.

  8. Bacon wrapped corn sounds great!

    I have a meat thermometer that reads low, and I accomodate rather than buy a new one. It's weird of me, isn't it? It's just that I get used to something and stick with it, even if it makes everyone around me crazy.

  9. I've had my thermopen act wonky like that once or twice.

    That plated picture looks excellent, Larry.

  10. I'm so jealous of your fried okra I could cry - but mine is starting to make flowers, so there's hope for Montana okra again this year. (what a labor of love to get those little pods to grow up here).


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