Spruce-Grilled Steak

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Appears in
Planet Barbecue

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2010

  • About

Canada doesn’t have much of an indigenous grilling tradition, but there’s one dish—a steak—that could come from nowhere else. Created by my friend and the editor of my French-Canadian books, Pierre Bourdon, it consists of a “Spencer” steak (what Canadians call a rib eye) grilled on spruce or pine branches, one of those simple, brilliant ideas you come up with after a bottle or two of wine around a campfire. It is not as crazy as it sounds—after all, the minty resins in spruce used to be a f