Friday, October 18, 2013
Two nights ago I lit the grill and tossed on a couple of chicken pieces that were thawed from the freezer. It had been a few days since I had been to the market so it was thaw or stay hungry. This also meant that there weren't any scraps to mix into the dog food that would be set down for Scott, pictured above.
When the chicken was done and off the grill I decided to sacrifice the rest of the braised beef roast. I took the beef and put it on the grate above the fire. The vents were closed so the fire quickly went out and the beef warmed thoroughly over the residual heat while I ate the chicken.
After dinner I removed the beef and started to slice it up to go into the dog food when I tasted a thin slice. The residual heat and the smoke from the grill was the perfect finish for that piece of meat. It was just enough smoke to make it interesting and the beef was tender and moist. The dog's dinner turned out to be better than mine.
Next time I will braise the beef a day ahead of time and and then reheat it on the grill.