Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Well...another night of attempting the grill. Another night of the grill not working out. I gingerly placed my charcoal in the kettle. Added the starter, lit it up. Whoosh. Flames! Start seeing gray ash on the charcoal. Then it stopped. The hot area--about three coals, kept burning...the rest stopped. So I started them again...repeat. Then it stopped again...Repeat...
Three attempts to get the charcoal hot. Fail. In all that time...the three coals that were going...burned out...done. Over.
So I moved inside to fry up the chops and make a quick corn saute for dinner. Tasty. The chops were flavored with 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp salt and heavy pinches of cayenne pepper, black pepper and onion and garlic powders. This was rubbed into olive oil coated chops. Cooked for a few minutes per side. Remove to a plate. The frozen corn was tossed into the same pan with a TB of butter. Saute for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Squeeze a lime onto the corn and sprinkle some salt. Done.
I've decided not to try grilling again until I get a charcoal chimney starter. I'm hoping this will solve the problem I've had with the charcoal not being hot enough for some things and not getting hot at all for others....and I had three meals planned this week for the grill!