Big Green Egg

Grilled Broccoli on the Big Green Egg

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The other day, I decided to toss our broccoli on the Big Green Egg to accompany the rib eye’s I had just finished grilling. Everyone loved them – even my step-son! The flavor is amazing and it’s very simple. I’m making grilled broccoli again tonight so I can share this with you. Wash and chop (bigger pieces) your broccoli and toss it into a large plastic zip-lock baggie. Drizzle olive oil. Add fresh sea salt and...

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Paella with Puget Sound Spot Shrimp and Chorizo

I'm not sure if these are shrimp or prawns – but I do know they're fresh because my husband and his buddies just plucked them from the Puget Sound with the beginning of shrimpin' season. I'm following a combo of this recipe and my own paella experiments for cooking this tasty dish on the Big Green Egg. Begin with simmering 4 cups of chicken broth with a generous amount of saffron. Saute onion and red bell pepper until soft...

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Turkey on the Big Green Egg

[Editors Note: LIVE POST!] I've attempted smoking a whole turkey on the Big Green Egg once before. This time, after enjoying a fantastic turkey on Thanskgiving at my little sisters home that my brother in law brined, I decided to do the same.  I have a 10 pound turkey that has been soaking in this brine just shy of 24 hours from one of my favorite cooks, The Pioneer Woman.   This is a fresh bird – it has not...

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Pork Carnitas on the Big Green Egg

Hubby and the kids are hiking around on Mount Baker and won't be home until dinner which gives me plenty of time to (1) enjoy having the house to myself and (2) slow cook something wonderful on the Big Green Egg.  I've always wanted to try carnitas so today's my chance.  First I had to make a trip to True Value in West Seattle for a cast iron Dutch oven because I just couldn't see using one of my nice pots on the...

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Grilled Figs wrapped in Prosciutto

I think just about anything is better when it's wrapped in prosciutto… I picked up some fresh figs that were on sale at Metropolitan Market in West Seattle the other day. When I got home, I wondered "now what?!!"  I decided to grill them and this recipe is very easy, delicious and forgiving.  Heat up your grill nice and hot (I used gas, for ease, but the Big Green Egg would do nicely too). The idea is to quickly...

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Clams and Lobster on the Big Green Egg with Grilled Corn Salad

When my husband realized that I was cooking the clams on the BGE instead of steaming them, he said "what???"  It was a great dinner and very simple to make. Lobster tails are on sale right now at Metropolitan Market in West Seattle for Father's Day (about $5 per tail) so I couldn't resist giving them a try. Soak a cedar plank for about an hour or longer in water.  While the plank soaked, I also soaked 2 ears of...

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Graduation Party

We're planning a high school graduation party for my son this weekend. Here's the menu: Pulled pork sliders Cole slaw Teriyaki Meatballs  Mexican Layer Dip and Chips Three-Cheese Mini Macs Antipasto Pasta Salad Deconstructed Ceaser Salad (centerpiece for a veggie tray) Sliced melons with berries What am I forgetting?  We'll find out soon!  Desert will be s'mores by the fire and chocolate cake.  Seattle...

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Spicy Red Beans and Rice

We smoked a ham on our Big Green Egg to compliment the family's turkey this Thanksgiving which means we have the benefit of the ham bone and leftovers!  Typically I like to make a white bean soup but I decided to try something that would be extra pleasing to my hubby and perfect for watching football:  Red Beans and Rice. I used this recipe for Red Beans and Rice on Epicurious for a base.  Here are...

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Chicken and Sausage Paella on the Big Green Egg

  We had family over earlier this month to celebrate Mothers Day and May birthdays.  I love seafood paella but wasn't sure if the rest of my family would be okay with it so I decided to make a chicken version instead and serve clams cataplana on the side.  It was a hit!  I think it really helps to have everything prepped in advance when making paella.  The night before I marinated the...

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I Won a Recipe Contest

Rich's Home Spa recently held a competition for recipe's using a Big Green Egg.  They must have seen my updates about what I'm making for dinner on Twitter (something that I often do when I'm not quoting mortgage rates) and they invited me to submit a recipe. I decided to enter my Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers and…I won the new Big Green Egg Cookbook.  The book is huge and full of beautiful photographs...

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The Spanish Table’s Paella on the Big Green Egg

Yesterday we went to the Spanish Table in Seattle to buy a paella pan.   The Spanish Table is a great store and if you have one in your area, I highly recommend checking it out.    I decided to make the paella on the Big Green Egg.  My pan rested a couple inches above the grate hanging by the handles.  This is actually a little unnerving.  It did wobble a couple of times. ...

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Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers on the Big Green Egg

I've always wanted to try this… stuff a bell pepper full of left over Jambalaya… why not smoke it on the Big Green Egg and go all the way! This is an experiment…I'm writing the post as I'm making dinner.   Not everyone in my house is a fan of stuffed peppers so I'm making jambalaya for them and stuffing peppers with the extra.   Metropolitan Market has had red and yellow bell peppers on...

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Grilled Jalapenos in Mexico

Our family recently vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  One of the restaurants we had lunch at, Zippers, offered grilled jalapeno's as an appetizer.  They were fantastic!  So simple and so good. I'm going to give this a try on the Big Green Egg soon…I'll be sure to report back when I...

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Stuffed Poppers on the Big Green Egg

I promised this post a while back and with "the big game" yesterday, I finally made stuffed poppers on the big green egg and boy oh boy, they are delish.  I used my basic cream cheese stuffing recipe and added a couple tablespoons of Anne's Pesto Sundried Tomato. I also placed thinly sliced bacon in a mixture of molasses and brown sugar to marinate while I mixed the cream cheese and prepared the jalapeno.  During...

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Tri Tip on the Big Green Egg

We picked up two 2 pound tri tip roast at Costco yesterday and another 2 pound roast at Metropolitan Market (since we were having guest over).   This will be our first attempt at cooking a tri tip (period) on the Big Green Egg.   Last night I started by marinating the two roast we had in a bottle of spicy teriyaki sauce (the next time I go to West Seattle Thriftway, I'll make a point of getting the specific...

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

We recently made bbq'd pizzas on the Big Green Egg for a summer time party.  My friend had asked me if I had ever had Buffalo Chicken pizza (bbq chicken pizza was all ready on the menu) as we were shredding chicken the night before.   I also used store bought pizza dough (gasp!) from Trader Joe's–it was great!   We're luckly to have a TJ's located a couple miles away in Burien (we'd...

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Grilled Pizza with Proscuitto

We're cooking up several different types of pizza for the family which consists of my hubby, me and our three teens (my old pug may charm some of my pizza crust from me).   A popular combo tonight has been:   Olive Oil Base…which includes a nice drizzle of olive oil over…(give it some time to marinade). chopped garlic chopped fresh rosemary Topped with: stripps of procsuitto slices of goat cheese gouda...

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King Crab Legs

This is almost "too easy" to call this a recipe…. West Seattle Thriftway had King Crab legs on sale for $9.99 a pound (previously frozen).   Simply heat up the Big Green Egg to 220-250 degrees; brush the legs with olive oil and put on the grill for 15 minutes turning occasionally.   Voila–smokey sweet crab–you won't believe how delicious this is.   Warm butter to dip the crab is...

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Pulled Pork Taco’s

This morning we hosted a brunch at our home for a group of folks at Talon Title who climbed 69 flights of the Columbia Tower as Dawn's Army.  Dawn is a former co-worker, mother and wife who has battling luekemia for the past few years.  She's a fighter and had quite the crew honoring her at The Big Climb.  Their start time was at 8:30 this morning, so we offered to do brunch for the troup. Along with...

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Hi-Brow Chardonnay-Butt Chicken on the Big Green Egg

Kind of funny to say hi-brow and butt in the same title…this is a different version than the ever popular "beer butt" chicken.   I've made this dish w/beer or wine.  It just depends on what's available in the fridge. I have the Big Green Egg at 200 degrees with some soaked applewood chips.  The inverter is on (legs up) with the grill on top of that. Fill ceramic stands with chardonnay about 3/4...

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