T-Bone Steaks Recipe with Juniper Berries

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Throwing a handful of Juniper needles on the fire will give the meat its unique flavor.
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4 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 4 t-bone steaks
  • 1 (8–10 ounce) jar of whole-grain dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup crushed juniper berries

Directions

  • First of all, get the fire going really well so that you have a bed of glowing coals or wood. Throw a few handfuls of juniper needles on the fire to release the strong, aromatic smell, which will flavor the meat.
  • Spread the steaks generously on one side with mustard and crushed juniper berries, then barbecue them on the open grill, mustard-side-up first, for 3 to 4 minutes, then turn and repeat. The amount of time depends on how rare you like your meat. If you are in the middle of the desert, as I once was, and have no plates, serve the steaks on a bed of juniper branches.

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    This recipe has been reprinted with permission from The Wild Food Cookbook, by Roger Phillips, and published by The Countryman Press, 2014. Buy this book from our store: The Wild Food Cookbook.
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Wild foods are viable and valuable components in our diet. In The Wild Food Cookbook (The Countryman Press, 2014), Roger Phillips provides an appetizing and intriguing selection of recipes using the many plants, mushrooms and seaweeds that are edible and plentiful in North America. This recipe for T-bone steaks served with juniper berries is from Chapter 8, “Nuts and Seeds.”

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T-Bone Steaks Recipe with Juniper Berries