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Grilling Skirt Steaks
Successful summer shindigs
The key ingredients for a successful summer shindig? Hint ; It's not fussy canapes.
The best backyard bash I ever threw was the one I didn't plan. It started off as just a few of us grilling steaks - until I walked out front to snip some dahlia for the picnic table bump into my neighbors Dave and Lisa. 'C' mon by '' I told them. Then my best friend Curtis show up. Hope you don't mind he says, but then I invited my neighbor kevin who was fixing up his house down the street, he had a few friends helping him so they came along too. Other folks we know strolled past heard music and laughter, and headed on back. Before I realize what was happening, my causal supper for six had turned into dinner for 16.
So I sliced up the steaks, to make them stretch further, and ask my girlfriend to pick some extra salad greens from our garden. No I hadn't prepare dessert, but I did have a gallon of ice cream in the freezer. In the end, everyone may have eaten less, but we all managed to get fed, by so much more than food alone. Our boisterous group of carpenters, and doctors, bakers and artist, 8 year olds and 58 -year olds was the very definition of community and fellowship. As the sky darkened and the wine disappeared, I watched my guest debate over politics and chase lightning bugs ( age depending ). But the obvious dawned on me; The host accounts for such a tiny percentage of the party equation. All the fretting and fussing is beside the point. The heart of the matter has little to do with setting the stage. It's about the people, people! in spirit of humble hospitality, I try to serve up the best entertainment I can with great ideas, recipes, and products. Come on fire up the barbecue, turn on the stereo, and see what's happens, and just keep it simple it worked for me, Enclosed with this article is the recipe for the grilled skirt steak that I made for this gathering.
Grilled Skirt Steaks
What you will need:
- Skirt steak - 1 pound
How to cook it:
- To start this skirt steak recipe, combine all spice rub ingredients (chili powder, cumin, garlic, Worcestershire, sugar, pepper, allspice and oil) in a bowl and mix completely.
Serve with warmed tortillas, rice, beans or any other appropriate sides you'd like!
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