Barbecuing is in my blood because I am half-Korean and Koreans love them some barbecue. Tonight, even though it sprinkled intermittently we barbecued our entire dinner. And we are not pussies. We use charcoal or wood, dammit.
This is what we ate:
(Bone-in rib-eyes, asparagus, corn-on-the-cob, and Walla Walla onion stalks.)
Steaks get the simple treatment at our house. No marinades or anything like that. /shudder/ (What a way to ruin $20 worth of good meat.) I use just coarse (usually Hawaiian) salt and fresh ground pepper on our steaks, or sometimes, Montreal Steak Seasoning which I buy in bulk at Costco (Don't laugh. Why are you laughing? I can't purchase liquor there anymore so I need to buy something in bulk.) If you haven't tried it yet, shame on you. You should.
The asparagus and onion stalks were tossed with The Usual: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic before being grilled. The corn had nothing on it.
When we were ready to eat, I wedged up one of the Walla Wallas and sprinkled it with some salt and sherry vinegar. (About a tablesoon of sherry vinegar for one medium onion.) Give it a good toss. Then you take a piece of onion and a piece of steak and pop it into your mouth at the same time (this is the way my family serves steak)...sheer heaven I tell you.
Bunny is a fan of bones—which is why we buy bone-in steaks and chops (that's my girl):
And Wallie chomped corn. (She also ate a hunk of rib-eye which I food-milled for her.):