I love it when a recipe comes together…this however is not one of those times. I grabbed some frog legs at the store and figured I could do what I always do, experiment in the kitchen and be lucky enough to have it turn out perfect. What I should have done is look for a recipe ahead of time before I decided to throw those b*tches on the BBQ
Here is what I started with,
- 4 pairs of frog legs
- Juice from one lemon
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 t coriander and onion powder
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 TB white vinegar
- 3 beef tenderloin steaks
- salt and pepper
I mixed all of the ingredients except the meat together in a bag and threw in the frog legs, they marinated in there for about 3ish hours. I then cooked the delicate meat on the grill for 60-90 seconds per side. These are prone to getting tough and drying out so don’t leave them on too long.
Whoever said these things taste like chicken is on drugs…they are not like any chicken I have ever tasted, and I have put some questionable food-like substances in my mouth in the past! If I were to cook frog legs on the grill again, I will marinate for at least 48 hours and glaze them with a vibrant sauce. They just don’t have any flavor on their own and they really need some things that are not whole30 approved to make them edible(like sugar)! I know why most people batter and deep-fry these little guys.
Now, here is a little tip for cooking beef tenderloin steaks. When You pull them out of the package they just do not look pretty and perfectly round like what you get in a restaurant, so tie around the edges with some butcher twine and it will help mold your steak, like beautiful beefy play-doh. The only thing you need to season these with is salt and coarse ground pepper, anything more would be a crime. Cook them on the grill for 5-7 minutes a side, and don’t forget to let them rest before serving.
So there you have it, the worlds best steak and the worlds worst amphibian. Seriously, those frog legs were friggin gross! I would eat them in a survivalist situation if left with no other options, but I am pretty sure I would eat my cat before trying to catch those slippery little f*ckers….sorry Lyra
January 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm
lol! Frog legs never sounded too appealing to me anyhow. But, that steak looks awesome!
January 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm
yeah. Kind of bland looking…
January 23, 2013 at 8:50 am
They are bland, even with a marinade. I hate wasting food, but I did not feel bad about throwing these out.
January 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm
The steak looks awesome, but I could not stomach frog legs! Even looking at them grosses me out. Cheers to you for trying them, even though they tasted horrible 😉 I’ve never seen frog legs in the store even, but then again, have never looked for them.
January 23, 2013 at 8:43 am
I have a latino supermarket near my house, they sell all kinds of interesting meat, they always laugh at me when I ask the fish butcher to clean the guts out of a whole fish, like “haha silly white girl cant gut a fish”
January 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Kudos for giving those frog legs a shot! I’m with PaleoinPDX — even looking at them turns my stomach.
January 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Awesome post. Got a good laugh out of this.