Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Something different with chuck
--Rosemary Chuck

Rosemary Chuck
The Complete Family Cookbook Copyright 1969

1 3-pound, 1 ½-inch thick chuck steak
2 tablespoons crumbled rosemary I used about 1 tbsp
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons melted butter

At room temperature, slash fatty edge of steak to keep meat from curling. Place in a deep platter. In a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Place holes in steak with a fork. Sprinkle rosemary evenly on steak. Brush with marinade. Let stand 1 hour. Brush hot grill with oil to prevent sticking. Pour marinade in a cup. Place steak on grill 6 inches from hot coals. Brush with marinade; turn. Grill until steak is done as desired. Place on a platter. Top with melted butter. I didn't use the butter. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves 6.

I never thought about grilling chuck before now. I've really only used it for stew. I actually bought this meat to use for stew when I couldn't find stew meat but I decided to try this recipe with it.

Personally, I loved this. It was tangy and salty and flavorful. It was actually quite tender when cooked medium rare. It was relatively cheap too, although there was more waste with this cut of meat (fat and whatnot) than most other steaks. I would definitely do this again sometime.

This is a great old cookbook. It's in great shape, in a sturdy metal-ringed binder. I'm not sure if it was one of those books that was collected section by section but it's all there.

The funniest thing was an ad for another book by the same publisher - The Promise of Beauty, the book about TOTAL WOMANHOOD (they capitalized it so I did too). The ad says:

  • How to guide your daughter to womanhood
  • What men find most attractive in women
  • Understanding your emotions and nervous tension
  • Tested techniques for weight control
  • How your marriage can become more rewarding
  • The uniqueness of your own personality

I'd love to see that book! 480 pages - I'm sure it's very interesting.

Question of the Day: Have you ever collected anything, like recipe cards, encyclopedias, etc? When I grew up, I had to do reports on topics that started with the first few letters of the alphabet since our encyclopedia set stopped at about 'H' I think.


Jennifer said...

Oh, my gosh that book sounds crazy!
I collect picture frames. Useful and decorative at the same time!

But now that my kids are so big (13and 14) it's really hard to get them to smile for pictures. (it's like the cruiseline commercial with the teenage girl)
I also collect cookbooks, but, due to financial constraints have largely curtailed purchasing new ones.

Anonymous said...

We had a set of encyclopedias when I was growing up. Along with the Time Life Photography series. And at one point my mom had a recipe card thing (where you got x number of cards every month) and I think it's complete (she gave it to me years ago). There is also that never ending cookbook collection I have too :)