I decided to barbecue some tri-tip for Memorial Day. I have done this roast many different ways—California Fusion, Sichuan, Salt and Pepper with Green Pepper Sauce, Moroccan, Santa Maria style, Teriyaki, Cajun, and just plain Barbequed. What could I do that was new and different? I looked at some recipes marinating beef in red wine, but they seemed mundane.
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I made a tajine for my Father’s Day dinner to go with my Moroccan lamb. I had a zucchini on my counter that I wanted to use before it spoiled, but I thought that a soft squash like this would not stand up to the long cooking time of a tajine. I decided it would be much better barbecued separately. Since I had already blended Ras el Hanout for the lamb it seemed an obvious spicing.
Adapted from a America’s Test Kitchen recipe
Miriam requested grilled vegetables for her birthday dinner and gave me a list of vegetables she wanted. I could have just thrown them on the grill, but ATK recently did a show on Tunisian Mechouia. Looking at other recipes on-line, this dish can vary from a vegetables puree to the chunky salad produced by chef Julia Collin Davison at ATK.
I decided to make barbecued chicken with a Sichuan glaze this Sunday. This is something a Chinese cook from “the Mainland” would never do. This, however, is a California Fusion recipe, taking something from one cuisine and mashing it together with the techniques of another. I am also serving dàn dàn miàn and pickled cabbage.
When Safeway has a half price sale on hams (after a holiday) I buy a half a ham and cut it into ¾ inch ham steaks to freeze for later. While ham steak is good just on its own, it is nice to dress it up a bit. For this Sunday’s dinner, I thought I would try to barbecue the steak and put a lemon glaze on it.
Easter is upon us and, in this household, this means lamb. Since I like to mix up my cultures while cooking, son-in-law Chris suggested a Greek korma lamb. This would be lamb braised in yogurt but with Greek, rather than Indian, flavors. While most of my diners would be fine with this, the wife, Jan, only likes lamb barbecued. To meet both their desires I decided to barbecue the lamb and top it with a hot yogurt sauce on the side, something like a hot tzatziki.