Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: UA men can cook

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Food find: UA men can cook

When I moved to Tucson, I knew a total of one person. She invited me over to her boyfriend Cameron's house on Friday for a little cook out. Cameron and his roommates are University of Arizona students.

These guys are serious about their barbecue.

They have a home-made barbecue pit that can accomodate a whole pig, if the occassion ever presents itself. This time, the boys made steak and ribs.

I was not given the secret to these delectible bites, but here's what I learned while observing: Cameron basted the ribs with a store-bought barbecue sauce, then wrapped them in foil and put them in the oven on low heat. The ribs were then transfered to the grill and charred on both sides, while more barbecue sauce basting occured. Delicious.
As for the steaks, they were marinated in some soy-sauce based concoction, then cooked solely on the grill for quite a long time. They were still red and cool in the middle when they came off the grill at 11 p.m. I normally don't eat rare meat, but this made me a convert.

The best thing I can say about Tucson is that grilling is an option year round. And that makes me very happy.


Melting Wok said...

He looks like he's having tons of fun. Given the hot weather in Tucson,, grill away :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh my God, the rack of ribs looks so juicy and so yummy.

WokandSpoon said...

That BBQ looks good!

wheresmymind said...

Wish we could bbq here year round!!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

Serious about BBQ seems to be an understatement even! What a cool sounding bunch of guys. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)