I just KNEW you guys would be with me on the whole cheat the barbeque thing, but what I wasn’t prepared for was your AWESOME list of ideas for things to make on the grill when we are being pure and honest and not cheating. It’s enough to make a girl relentlessly send her loyal Southern husband out into the frigid chill of winter (right now it is a balmy 19 degrees as I type) to make all of these right this minute. Steak on the grill was the clear favorite, and who could argue with that? But tied for second was veggies and corn (you healthy, healthy people, you!), followed by such delectables as grilled pizza, grilled pineapple (yum!!), grilled tuna, grilled lamb, and of course who could forget the ribs?
First to answer a couple of questions in the comments, both about the liquid smoke. Yes, liquid smoke and bottled smoke are the same thing. As for what it is and the ingredients, it is basically made by capturing actual grill smoke and filtering water through it. There is a much better explanation on Chow – click here – but that’s it in a nutshell. What WILL they think of next??
Now to the part you have all been waiting for…the WINNERS! This part makes me both happy and crazy, because every time I do this I want to send a book to everyone who comments. So thank goodness for Random.org, which takes a teeny bit of the pressure off. The other good news is while I have two definite winners today, there is a chance that I might be getting two more cookbooks in the not so distant future — so if you are not one of today’s two lucky winners you still might be getting a happy email from me at some point sooooon….
So here they are, my two lucky soon-to-be-cheaters:
Andrea, whose favorite thing for the grill is the fixin’s for fajitas. Yum, yum, triple yum! Love fajitas. Want some right NOW.
And Georgia, who was one of quite a few folks who love grilled corn on the cob, which she makes in her grill pan. Now there’s one I don’t make often…but since Georgia and so many of the rest of you do, I am going to step up my grilled-corn-making. So there.
As for the rest of you, you can still get a copy of CHEATER BBQ in all the usual places, including here. Let’s get to cheating! And in the meantime, come back and see me soon, because another contest is a-comin…