How to Grill a Porterhouse Steak on a Cal Flame Grill

Ingredients:

1 2”-thick Porterhouse steak, trimmed (about 2 lb.)

Olive oil

Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

 

Prep:

 

The night before grilling, pour marinade over the desired type of meat.

 

Cover, and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

 

Allow steak to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

 

Before you grill, lightly coat the meat with olive oil.

 

Extra option: If you have a Cal Flame smoke tray, soak your chips in water for 30 minutes before you grill. When you begin to grill, make sure you smoke chips are in the grill for added flavor.

 

Let’s Begin:

 

Start by making sure your Cal Flame Grill Exclusive V-Grate Cooking Grate surface is clean.

 

Ignite your grill and raise the heat to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

When the grill is heated add Vegetable oil on the grill to prevent sticking.

 

Season the steak and keep it simple. The real secret is using Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper.

 

Steaks grill quickly so you may only need to turn them over once. If you flip too much you may experience loss of flavor.

 

Depending on how you like your meat cooked is the cooking time. Reference Below:

Rare: 125°F – 130°F

Medium-Rare: 130°F – 135°F

Medium: 140°F – 145°F

Well-Done: 160° and higher

 

 

Cal Flame features that will enhance your porterhouse steak:

You can choose to place your steak in the sear zone if you like a slight crisp.

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Another option is to add the Cal Flame Charcoal Accessory to your grill for added flavor along with adding the smoke tray for flavor as well.

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Rest the steak on a plate or cutting board before you start cutting. Letting the steak settle will give juices time to soak into the meat.

Enjoy your meat grilled to perfection and cooked evenly on your Cal Flame Grill.

 

 

Top 4 Exclusive Features on a Cal Flame Grill

Since we first discovered grilling, people have really enjoyed outdoor cooking. Since then, outdoors enthusiasts have sought more convenient, powerful and professional barbecue grills and accessories. Homeowners around the world all have one thing in common: The desire to cook outdoors. Now you can do this with style and function! Cal Flame is the first and only manufacturer to offer you the commercial grade equipment to build a true outdoor kitchen. We offer EXCLUSIVE features that you can not find anywhere else in the industry. Let’s begin:

 

Discover Top 4 Exclusive Features on a Cal Flame Grill by going to our blog!

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1. Exclusive Handle for all Cal Flame barbecue grills – a single-piece solid stainless steel curved high-polished design.

2. Exclusive Warming Rack Locking Tabs hold the Warming Rack in the up position when the Rotisserie is in use. Disengage the locking tabs to hold the Warming Rack in a choice of 2 positions.

3. Exclusive Convection Grill for up to 30% faster grilling with 20% less fuel. 75,000 BTU and a powerful and exclusive 110V convection fan uniformly circulate heat when the grill is closed. Heat distributes evenly for efficient grilling time and improved grilling results – no more hot spots!

4. Exclusive V-Shaped Cooking Grates are uniquely shaped to prevent smaller food items from falling through. Solid stainless steel construction is dishwasher safe.

 

All Cal Flame Grill Series is ETL and CE listed and constructed using 304 or 430 Commercial Grade Stainless Steel, double-walled construction, and cast stainless steel or porcelain burners.

Biggest & Baddest Grill You Have Ever Grilled On!

We have discovered many great benefits to cooking meals on a grill, and if you have a large family, you will want a large grill. The P6 is the perfect solution for entertaining guests and feeding your family. When purchasing a P series P6 grill you will also get a grill cover, rotisserie including 110v motor, griddle tray, and smoke tray.

The P6 is the ultimate chef’s dream! Made with commercial-grade materials and contemporary design with double walled welded structure and polished stainless steel finish. It has a total of 112,000 BTU output with 6 burners and 2 infrared burners. All parts are dishwasher friendly and easy to clean.

You have never seen a grill this size with so many perks. Protect your grill from weather damage using our P-Grill Cover that is included. Additionally, cook your meat perfectly with our motorized Rotisserie; this configuration spins itself! Furthermore, have you ever heard of cooking breakfast on your grill? Now you can make that happen. Enjoy all the breakfast classics such as bacon, eggs, and pancakes on our P-Griddle tray. Oh, and food has never tasted so good since the P6 comes with a P-Smoke Tray; infuse your BBQ with a smoky flavor!

You can always find a great meal to grill for your friends and family using the P6. With a carefully thought out design, we have launched our latest innovation so you can grill using top of the line products.

The P6 is our leading-edge design built for large families and entertainment.

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Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the Premium 6 including pricing, availability, and customization.

ABOUT CAL FLAME ® Founded in 2000, Cal Flame is an
award-winning hearth and barbecue manufacturer that offers innovative backyard solutions for every home and budget. Cal Flame lineup includes grills, drop-in accessories, customized outdoor kitchens, barbecue islands, custom barbecue carts, fireplaces and fire pits. For more information about Cal Flame, visit www.calflamebbq.com.

Premium 6 – The Biggest Grill You Have Ever Seen!

Cal Flame BBQ is known to introduce new methods, ideas, and products. We are excited to announce our latest innovation – Premium 6. This grill has a total of 112,000 BTU output, that is six 15,000 high-powered cast stainless steel burners. Don’t worry about the cleaning, each of the pieces are removable and dishwasher safe.

With this grill, you will have no problem feeding your family and friends. The cooking area for this large grill is 1,100 sq. inches. The Premium 6 comes with full-sized rotisseries, which hold up to 35 lbs. Full-width warming racks with two positions for your convenience.

Another great feature is the heavy-duty flavor bars. This will seal in juices and protect against flare-ups. Some of the handiest tools that come with this grill are the exclusive heavy-duty Cal Flame knobs, a large thermometer, P-Griddle Tray, P-Smoker Box, and
P-Grill Cover.

The Premium 6 is constructed
with a commercial quality 304 stainless steel,
double walled welded, brass burner design, with a polish stainless steel finish.

Customers are encouraged to visit their local certified Cal Flame BBQ dealer to find more information about the Premium 6 including pricing, availability, and customization.

Celebrate the Season with an Outdoor Holiday BBQ Cookout

By Angel Beltran

Whether we’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. That, of course, means family, friends and food!

Due to the dip in temperature during the fall and winter seasons, holiday dinners are typically hosted within the home. However, a non-traditional form of holiday fare can take place in the backyard or patio.

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Entertaining guests in the backyard or patio encourages a more laid back atmosphere. Combine that with good food and company, and you’ve got the recipe for a successful holiday dinner party! Most outdoor/patio gatherings occur during the daylight to prevent extreme cold from ensuing on your guests. If the party continues into the night, a bonfire or fire pit provides heat and visibility for your guests, as well as an excuse to make s’mores!

Decorating amongst natural foliage can enhance the look and feel of your outdoor holiday get together. Hanging twinkling lights from your patio will have a dramatic effect at dusk. You can also make your own garland by attaching cut outs onto a string: bat shapes for Halloween, leaf-shaped cutouts for Thanksgiving and snowflakes for Christmas. Simplicity is key!

Outdoor umbrellas don’t only provide shade during the day, but also help define your outdoor dining room space. If wind is an issue, you can weight dishes by placing a treat on your guest’s plates as a welcome gift, try a candied apple for a Halloween party! Setting up tables in different locations throughout your patio or backyard with food on one table, and drinks on another, will encourage guests to roam and be more convivial. Simplicity will make your holiday dinner a success and take the stress out of hosting a formal dinner.

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The best part about hosting an outdoor holiday fare is the ability to grill your meal on an authentic grill. Several traditional holiday recipes have been given the rustic treatment and translated into barbecue. Favorites such as corn on the cob, sweet potatoes and even whole turkeys can be prepared on an outdoor grill.

Cooking on an outdoor grill will give you more versatility than cooking on a traditional stove top oven, which is essential while preparing a holiday dinner. The direct heat and indirect heat an outdoor grill produces allows for a variety of cooking styles to occur at once. Direct heat is identified with cooking meats, while indirect heat provides the ability to steam or even bake some of your favorite side dishes. Imagine cutting down your holiday cooking time in half! That means more time to spend with family and friends!

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Whether you enjoy a succulent steak fresh off the grill, or seek comfort next to a cozy bonfire, Cal Flame can help you host your next gathering. Cal Flame has the ability to customize its wide range of hearth and barbecue products depending on the need of each customer. Ranging from barbecues, to fire pits, and fireplaces, Cal Flame offers products that will entertain guests and turn your backyard or patio into a “Home Resort.”

Since outdoor entertaining means simplicity, once guests have gone home or moved the party indoors, your patio or backyard will be a breeze to pack up. Pre-made desserts and holiday-themed cocktails drinks can be shared once the party moves inside.

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Spending quality time with family and friends in a unique setting and Cal Flame products can create a whole new entertaining holiday experience!

For more information about Cal Flame products, please visit www.calflamebbq.com.

Eat Healthy with Cal Flame BBQ Grills

Healthier Cooking Methods: Grilling versus Frying / Nutrition / Healthy Eating
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Cooking methods have a significant impact on the quality of food you consume. Grilling and frying are two popular methods used to cook food. To grill foods, you place them on a wire grid placed under or above a dry heat source. The food is cooked by thermal radiation. It is also referred to as broiling or pan grilling.

Fried foods are usually dipped into a fryer or pan that contains very hot oil or fat. Foods may be deep fried or shallow fried. The high temperatures and high heat conductivity cooks the food. This yields attractive, crispy food with a great aroma. However, the quality of food drops considerably when fried. Many fried foods can be grilled as a healthier alternative.

Disadvantages of Frying

When foods are fried, they absorb a lot of fat. Even if the food was a low fat item, it ends up with a high fat content when fried. When consumed, it increases the blood cholesterol level. High cholesterol levels pose greater risks to health. Arteries get clogged over time. This prevents the smooth flow of blood and increases blood pressure. High cholesterol levels also increase the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Higher calorie intake from fried foods results in weight gain. It becomes more difficult to manage a healthy weight program when fried foods are eaten regularly in the diet. Other foods, such as vegetables, loose much of their moisture and easily perishable vitamins when fried. This is because of the extremely high temperatures of the heated oil. Although fried food may be tasty with a great texture, it is harder to digest than grilled foods. This is because of the high amount of fat absorbed by the food as it cooks. Foods with a high fat content exert more pressure on the digestive system and organs. This contributes to disorders of the digestive tract. It also exacerbates conditions such as ulcers and gallstones. A healthier cooking alternative to frying is grilling.

Health Benefits of Grilling

Grilled meats have a reduced fat content. This is because the fat drips off as the food cooks. It results in healthier meals and makes it easier to manage a low fat diet. Grilled foods also have lower calorie content than fried foods. This helps in weight management and keeping fit. Reduced fat intake helps to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Healthy cholesterol levels improve cardiovascular health. Various health conditions such as obesity, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes become a risk with fried foods.

When you grill your food, it helps to reduce the risk of such diseases. It also ensures that you get more value out of your food. This is because of the shorter cooking time involved when you grill. It results in minimal loss of moisture and vitamins from vegetables. This ensures that as much of the nutritional content is retained in the food when cooked. Healthy cooking contributes to good health and overall wellbeing.

Cal Flame Shares Labor Day BBQ Recipes

Cal Flame Labor Day BBQ Recipes 
Try these recipes for Labor Day, the last big cookout day of the Summer
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Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

Grilled Peaches and Cream

Unusual Foods to Grill:

Peach Pie the Easy Way
Caramelized peaches wrapped in a buttery crust and then cooked over a charcoal grill until crispy and golden brown? Yes, please. These half-moon pies aren’t just delicious; they’re also the neatest way to eat a gooey, oozy fruit pocket, since you don’t have to worry about cutting slices (just let people pick theirs up and eat with their hands). 

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Cal Flame BBQ Recipe – GRILLED T-BONE STEAKS WITH BBQ RUB

Grilled T-Bone Steaks with BBQ Rub -- This could be called beef at its best. A simple rub including chili powder, garlic and brown sugar adds that special touch.

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Throw an Awesome 4th of July Backyard BBQ

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You can celebrate a fun and exciting 4th of July with friends, family and grilled favorites cooked on your Cal Flame BBQ Grill.  Plan a day full of tasty food, amazing activities and the thrill of fireworks.

Get Your Cal Spas Hot Tub Ready

Crystal clear water is the first step in preparing your backyard gathering.  It’s important to make sure your water has the right chemical levels and the filters are clean and working properly.  When there are a large number of people enjoying the hot tub bacteria is more likely to grow.  Cal Spas offers some of the best filtration systems in the industry to combat issues with water cleanliness and to ensure maximum protection against harmful build up.  The latest innovation is the Dually™ Pump System that uses 50% less energy with double the power.

The night prior to your event make sure jets are turned on and water is circulating to ensure your water is an inviting addition to the festivities.

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Invite Friends & Family! The More the Merrier

The backyard will be a bevy of activity, so don’t worry about inviting more people than your hot tub can accommodate.  Make sure you have plenty tables and chairs to allow your guest to socialize while others are relaxing in the hot tub.  Since it is recommended that time in a hot tub is limited to 15 minutes, guest will be able to have a good time in and out of the water.

Card games, games of wit and interesting conversation will keep your guest involved with the party and give many options for their enjoyment.

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Time to Eat

It’s time to break-out the grill and serve up a variety of delicious choices for your guest.  Cal Flame offers grills that do everything from grill fabulous meats to baking sweet desserts. Their product line-up also includes beautiful islands that make outdoor food preparation a breeze.  The skies the limit with what your menu can consist of.  Think outside of the box and give your guest delicious food that will keep your backyard party on their minds for the rest of the year.

Snacks and finger foods are a wonderful way to keep guest happy and in good spirits while the meat is smoking on the grill.  Mouth-watering treats are always welcomed and should be plentiful during the party.  Prepping food a few days early will allow you to enjoy the party with your guest and make sure all of your detailed work is already completed such as seasoning and marinating meat, cutting vegetable and fruit, and putting together salads.

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Remember people love snacks so have plenty on hand.  Backyard gatherings should always include some of the basics such as chips & dip, color themed candy, and fruit such as blue berries, watermelon and strawberries with whipped cream to make your table look colorful and patriotic.

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Refreshing Drinks

It’s important to keep plenty of water on hand for your guest especially those enjoying the hot tub.

There are plenty of delicious party punches that can be served to keep the fun going and make the day a blast.  Also offer non-alcoholic fruit drinks, sodas and once again the ever important water!  If you really want to do something fun make refreshing fruit smoothies for minors or non-alcoholic drinkers and ad just a splash of liquor to turn up the recipe and create a delicious frozen treat with a kick.

It is recommended that you use plastic cups rather than glasses at a hot tub party; accidents happen and you don’t want anyone breaking a glass in or near your hot tub.

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It’s Time to Party!

Now that you have invited your guest, created the menu, chose your games and activities and made your drink choice it’s time to get the music going and start the party.  Cal Spas hot tubs and CalFlameIslands offer state of the art sound systems that work with your iPod or iPhone to help create the perfect party environment.

 Now get the party started and enjoy Independence Day!