FOOD THREAD 1

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I got a powerful craving for beef this morning so I went to the store and picked up the fixings for a pretty nice Sunday dinner. I bought about a pound and a half of Filet Mignon, a couple of portabella mushrooms and some fresh sweet yellow corn on my way back from the lumber yard with some wood for some LONG overdue shelving for our kid's playroom. When I got home I fired up the Big Green Egg and got busy. I still haven't unloaded the truck (hope it doesn't rain).


I decided upon a modified reverse sear so I could cook the portabella mushroom along with the filets until it was time to sear. I cooked them for about 8 minutes at 400° dome and I was actually a bit higher in internal temp than I wanted but not too bad, then I removed the filets and finished the mushrooms while bringing the temp of the egg up to about 700° (of course they were done BEFORE it got to temp). Then I returned the filets to the grid along with the corn and seared them both. Plate it all up and voila!

Filet Mignon with Pepperjack Stuffed Portabella and Grilled Corn
 

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The eggs are so pretty when they're new... all clean and white. However, after the inside becomes all carbon it cooks even better.

What impressed me the most is how quick it comes to temp and how easy it is to keep it stable. By far it is the easiest and best charcoal Q I've ever used. I'm addicted. :thumbsup:
 

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What impressed me the most is how quick it comes to temp and how easy it is to keep it stable. By far it is the easiest and best charcoal Q I've ever used. I'm addicted. :thumbsup:

For anyone that is on the fence about buying a BGE:

A guy I worked with (who has far more money than sense) continually raved about his BGE and how I needed to buy one. I took one look at the price and said fuck that...but then he started bringing me chow he had made on his BGE.

I didn't hold out for much longer - it's worth it.
 

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Fajita Marinaded Flank Steak
Ingredients:
  • 2 lb flank steak
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
In a large ziplock bag; mix together lime juice, water, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt cayenne pepper and black pepper. Mix well then add flank steak and mix again to coat the whole flank steak. Refrigerate overnight laying flat (to maximize contact of marinade with flank steak) flipping once. Bring BGE to 700°. I like to add some hickory wood to get a fast smoke going. Grill flank steak with grate at normal level for two minutes, flip then grill for two more minutes, flip again and grill for two more minutes, flip once more and grill until desired internal temp (usually about two minutes). Tent loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for five minutes. Slice and serve as desired (we like to make steak tacos).

 
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My carne asada recipe:

1 flank steak
Sliced into grilling strips

Mojo:

4 garlic cloves
1 whole orange juiced
2 whole limes juiced
1 giant handful cilantro,
2 purple jalapeños
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white whine vinegar
Marinate meat for less than 4 hours.
Cook till medium rare. Let set for 5-10 mins slice into cubes serve in burrito.

I also make a cilantro lime rice to go with this.
 

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Damn... meant to edit not quote.

What the... ?

:wall:

The forum is doing some weird shit today...

No you just got embarrassed that I caught your evil plot so early... quit trying to hide behind any fake shortcomings of the last forum upgrade.... you know the evil puppetmaster always breaks things on upgrades...

Now, go design a toilet or something... that's what you do, right?:p:blkeye:
 

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No you just got embarrassed that I caught your evil plot so early... quit trying to hide behind any fake shortcomings of the last forum upgrade.... you know the evil puppetmaster always breaks things on upgrades...

Now, go design a toilet or something... that's what you do, right?:p:blkeye:
LOL... no... I teach OTHER people to design toilets (if you call offshore oil and gas platforms, petroleum refineries and chemical plants "toilets"):p
 
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