Bacon Wrapped Grilled Corn with Blue Cheese Ribeye Steak Dinner

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Here’s the dinner. Blue cheese ribeye with bacon wrapped corn

I was inspired by a post from Chris Grove on NibbleMeThis.com to do the bacon wrapped grilled corn. I chided Chris for not posting any details about the corn itself on his post, and after a quick phone call, I knew I was on my own. (He did mention something about a BBQ rub). Thanks Chris.

Of course I knew I had to have something to go with it, so, ribeye steak was the obvious choice. The baked potatoes were a given. Marilyn makes the best.

Bacon Wrapped Corn:

The bacon wrapped corn “niblets” (that’s what we call a 1/2 ear of corn here in Maryland) required a good dose of a BBQ rub, and so we went with:

Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub: Ingredients: brown sugar, sugar, salt, paprika, spices including chili pepper, evaporated cane juice, dehydrated garlic, and orange peel, onion powder, monosodium glutamate, mustard flour, extractives of paprika (color), dill weed, turmeric (color) and natural flavor.

We tried Killer Hogs BBQ rub on some MOINKBalls and on ribs. We’ve not posted a review yet, but this is an awesome, sweet, all purpose rub.

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub

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Killer Hots Rub on MOINKBalls

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Killer Hogs rub on ribs

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Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub on corn

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One slice barely makes it around the ears

We did par-cook the bacon in our small convection oven for about 10 minutes. We wrapped each “niblet” with one slice of bacon. Next time I will allow for 2 strips of bacon to wrap the niblets of corn.

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We placed the corn in Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick

The Reynolds Wrap Grill heavy duty non-stick foil is made for grilling… with a dull side of the foil that you place food on, for non-stick reasons. It’s even labeled as the non-stick side. Pretty good stuff, although just a bit thinner than your standard Heavy Duty Foil.

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We wrapped the corn to cook on the grill

There’s another shot of the same foil with the corn inside the packet, non-stick side in. The corn cooked in the foil, indirectly, for about 20 minutes before we placed it on the grill grates.

Ribeye Steaks:

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Draper’s BBQ Moo’d Enhancer

Draper’s Moo’d Enhancer was my seasoning of choice for my ribeye steak. We reviewed Moo’d Enhancer here.

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One tsp Moo’d Enhancer on a 16 ounce steak

My steak was only about 1 lb, so I decided to go conservative, and only use 1 tsp of the rub. Next time I will double that.

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Ribeye on left with Moo’d Enhancer – on right salt, pepper, garlic powder

Here, our steaks are ready for the grill. Marilyn’s steak on the right, has her classic (and delicious) blend of salt, pepper, and garlic powder only.

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Bacon wrapped corn and spuds on grill

The baked potatoes had already been par-cooked in the microwave to get them ready for the grill. A little oil (canola) and coarse kosher salt, and off they go.

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Everybody into the amazing pool, installed by the pool installation toronto team! (Nice grill marks).

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All done. Ready to eat.

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Looks delicious…

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Marilyn prefers a classic steak and steamed corn

The bacon was delicious, savory and sweet, and had a nice “bite”. Here’s a case where the bacon got some sweetness from the corn. I should have hit it again with the rub. The corn got a salty smoky flavor from the bacon. It’s a win – win situation.

Have you wrapped bacon around grilled corn on the cob?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve put bacon on? Let us know in the Comments below!

Food Blog Monday: Mangos Chili and Z

I haven’t done a Food Blog Monday post in awhile, but this blog impressed me so much I wanted to share it with you.

Mangos Chili and Z is written by Lea Ann Brown. She brings a great voice to the Colorado community with beautiful pictures and insightful recipes and reviews.

One recent spicy recipe of hers is her Buffalo Shrimp and Blue Cheese Appetizer. Incredibly simple and so easy to make, these little fiery shrimps are delicious. Here’s a pic of our finished shrimps. (Thanks Emeril.)

While Lea Ann made her buffalo shrimp with Sticky Brand Sauces’ Hot Jolokia BBQ sauce, we had a bottle of Satan’s Rage Ghost Pepper Sauce on hand. Hot stuff!

We also made a batch of the shrimp with Frank’s RedHot Wings Hot Buffalo sauce… for comparison. Also delicious and very easy to find at your grocers.

Here is the link to Lea Ann’s Buffalo Wing style shrimp recipe:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/buffalo-shrimp-blue-cheese-appetizer/

We prefer our own blue cheese recipe:
http://hotsaucedaily.com/2009/10/13/blue-cheese-dip-homemade/

She also makes homemade English Muffins:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/homemade-englihs-muffins-the-best-hollandaise-sauce-ever/

And she makes guacamole:
http://highlandsranchfoodie.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/tangy-green-guacamole-different-guacamole-recipe/

Check out Lea Ann’s Mangos Chili and Z blog for the recipe for these easy appetizers and tell her Brian from HotSauceDaily.com sent you.

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