I cooked up BBQ Chicken with a Blueberry Jalapeno BBQ sauce, hamburgers, and steak. This isn't all for SAT. btw . We both work all week so I was preparing a few meals ahead to help out the wife.
Steaks are of the cheaper variety. After a few beers it doesn't really matter
I am using a different coal. I don't like it. I was using a Kroger brand Lump Coal. I'm thinking the issue was "kroger brand". It simply burns out to quickly.
Chicken was first.
I oil up my hands, and massage the oil into the chicken breasts. Then I put a light coat of a poultry rub that I have. I cook the chicken directly over the coals for 5-8 minutes on each side. Then I finish cooking them on the grill, but with indirect heat. Takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. I coat with sauce every 20 to 30 minutes. Looks burnt, but it isn't. The blueberry sauce darkens as it cooks. Its kind of a deep purple.
I did the hamburgers second. I didn't take any pictures of them cooking. I add an egg, and a dry rub mix that I make to the meat. Then after throwing on the grill I lightly salt and pepper them.
Steaks were last, since we were eating those SAT. night. At this point I had been grilling for two hours, drinking, and playing with the dogs.
I spray some pam on the steaks. I put a generous amount of kosher salt on them and let them sit out for 20-30 minutes before cooking
When I add to the grill, I season with crushed black pepper. Nothing else. Honestly, these steaks could have used some more seasoning.
My steak was a perfect medium rare. I didn't get a sear on them which disappointment me. Just a reason to try again another time.
I also sliced some potatoes, and through them on the grill. They turned out perfect. Served with a kale salad and we were good to go.
Tucker and MJ