February Cooking Challenge

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  1. stmpdog

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    Me and my buddy were in his back yard messing around. I brought over a couple of steaks and decided to cook them right on the coals. The challenge is, cook meat on coals only using your knife as your only utensil. This was the first time I have ever cook like this, with a little seasoning they were delicious. I have a good video of them cooking just don't know how to upload that large of a file. So here are some pictures. Have fun everyone!
     

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  2. NWPrimate

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    By coincidence, I just did this a couple of nights ago, but this is all the excuse I need to do it again in February. :)

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    I like it!! I've been wanting to give this a try...
     
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    A challenge I think I can attempt,,,

    I'll keep an eye out for some standing dead tag alder,,, and a wild ribeye,,,
     
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    I heard an old timer once talking about a fellow named "The Butcher" who he said knows where those wild Ribeye live. Thou I'd be careful meeting with a guy with a name like that...
     
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    Doing it awsome

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    stmpdog makes an awesome steak!Thanks for sharing Jon.
     
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    I'm not a big red meat guy, but @GreenFrog brought some venison tenderloin along on an outing last year and cooked it just that same way, it was excellent! Fun and delicious challenge.

    [​IMG]IMG_3335 by Chris Scrivens, on Flickr
     
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    I never thought about venison. I will have to try that.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Couldn't bag a wild ribeye, so I fetched a couple of chunks of butterflied backstraps from my freezer,,, last Fall's buck,,, snowshoed back in a half mile or so,,, Diamond Willow fire,,, couldn't wait for just coals,,,

    -15°C today,,,

    Turned out pretty good,,, I'll being doing this now,,,

    By the by,,, I only used a Bic lighter for the fire,,, and an SAK Farmer to sharpen the stick for moving the meat about,,, the twigs and sticks were all broken by hand or feet,,, birch bark pulled from neighboring trees furnished the accelerant/tinder,,,
     
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    That's my favorite way of cooking food. :)
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    Looks delicious! Cooking on coals is my new favorite now.
     
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    Garage Gumpy is going to come hangout with me and TJC this Saturday. Going to cook some more steaks on the coals so Grumpy can try one, I think he is a none believer. JK, lol! Has anybody cook a roast on coals or over flames? If so, please let me know how it turned out. Thinking I'm going to try one in a few weeks.
     
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    Attempted to cook steak again, and I do mean attempted. Don't think the coals were hot enough. Well practice make perfect.
     
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    Here is my Ribeye for supper. Hopefully I figure out how to link the video.

    Just watched this myself and sorry about the channel link, I didn't mean to have that on there.
     
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    We used to do this all the time when I was a kid. We called them "Tarzan Steaks" and it was great fun showing folks how to do it.

    True confession time....my most embarrassing moment doing this was at a small living history event. I'd brought along a moose steak, or so I thought, for dinner that night. The coals were ready and I placed my "steak" on the coals. About a minute later a friend said to me..."What's happening to the meat? It's falling apart!" Turns out my "steak" was actually ground moose. It was frozen so hard in the package I couldn't tell the difference. As you can guess, we went without meat that night :eek: To this day I'm still kidded about that from time to time.

    That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

    snapper
     
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    3 ptarmigan breasts on the coals and a rainbow on a stick, dinner last night. IMG_2234.JPG
     
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    I need to camp with you guys !
     
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    Going a step further to fowl and fish on the coals is impressive. I've done the thin boneless pork loin cuts from the sup3rmarket, but going to delicate stuff is something I will have to try.
     
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    Come to a meetup that I'm going to, I always take a couple bags of deer, elk, whatever I've got handy to throw over the fire, @Brew-Jitsu is my witness. I've got some goose steaks to try out next time as I've never cooked those over a fire.
     
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    ^ this guy brought some venison he wasn't happy with and it was really delicious. Can't wait to try the good stuff!
     
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    I'll make link sausage next time, awesome over a fire.
     
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    I'm in brother ! When and where ?
     
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    Do y'all know what kind of looks my uppity neighbors are going to give me when I walk past the grill to cook over a fire? Me either, but we shall soon see! :D
     
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    @stmpdog ...Any reason not to change the thread title to February/March Cooking Challenge? I meant to get in on this one again and realized that February passed me by. A lot of guys will see improving weather this month, so we might see some more cool entries here if it gets extended.
     
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