In time for grilling season, I want to introduce the Spiessbraten. This dish is fairly simple to prepare since it is basically a piece of meat, marinated in raw onions, pepper and salt,then grilled on a traditional wood fire. You can use either beef or pork, but most people use pork since it is more affordable. You can use pork tenderloin, T-bone or ribeye steak as well as beef sirloin. The onion is usually a traditional yellow onion, sliced thinly. The meat is spiced with salt and pepper to taste, then added to a good amount of onions and marinated for a minimum of 5 hours, preferably overnight.
The traditional wood fire is prepared and the meat is put on a roast and grilled over the fire. Traditionally the Spiessbraten is served with radish salad or a dill pickle and a roll or a slice of hearty bread. Some pictures from my hometown, but also various ways to prepare the Spiessbraten are shown on this link.
My own Spiessbraten dish is shown below.
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