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That Dang Pecan Tree! Grill Tip for Steak

Updated on May 4, 2013

What if you've got no nuts?

Raking Leaves--Picking up Branches- argh!

Pecan trees can be a pain in the butt. They drop all those leaves. The nasty pollen and tassels stain everything. And then there's the limbs....oh man!

I don't really have any suggestions for the leaves and the pollen laden tassels. Maybe there is blog about it out there some where. However, I do have a good suggestion for those pesky limbs that fall all the time.

Got wood for steak?

What do those aging NY Strips have to do with this blog?
What do those aging NY Strips have to do with this blog?

Falling Limbs

Pecan trees are notorious for shedding limbs throughout the year. Why take it all to the curb to go to the landfill. Use them!

Fire up your grill with the usual charcoal briquets. When they turn white and you are ready to cook, throw a few broken pecan branches on the coals. When the roaring flames have died down a bit, throw the steak on the grill. Grill them to your liking. The delicious smoke form your pecan tree's discarded limbs will help create one of the best steaks that you can cook at home.

Why stop there. Use the same process when you grill other meats as well. BBQ with pecan wood is great. They even make sauces with fake pecan flavors. Sick of hickory? Try pecan wood when you smoke that salmon or turkey. You will be glad you did.

Fillets on the Grill

Enhance grilling with pecan wood.
Enhance grilling with pecan wood.

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