Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chicken Bombs

This recipe is popular on the egghead forum, thought I'd try it.

Cut Jalapenos in half, clean out seeds

Stuff with a mixture of cream cheese and shredded cheddar, add a little BBQ rub

De-bone some chicken thighs

Wrap the Jalapenos with the chicken

Skewer to keep them together. These usually get wrapped in bacon, I opted not to this time

Sprinkle some BBQ rub on the top

Grill indirect 350 - 400 45 minutes to an hour

I used a little bit of peach wood chips

I sauced with Memphis Magic BBQ Sauce, recipe in the Google Docs recipes


Adjustable Rig from

This is an adjustable grill system from Ceramic Grill Store It adds a great deal of flexibility and functionality to the Big Green Egg. It's all stainless steel, so it should last forever.

Here is the basic rig, spider, and slide guide. The spider sits 2 inches into the firebox, you can put a 13 inch grill grate on the spider to sear steaks, or put on a pizza stone for indirect grilling.

Here is the 13 X 17 oval grid on the slide guide, this grate will slide at the top 2 positions on the Adjustable Rig.

Here is the Big Green Egg 18 inch grate sitting on top of the Adjustable Rig.

This a 14 inch pizza stone on the bottom crossbars of the Adjustable Rig. This is my preferred setup for indirect, it allows you to more easily remove the stone at the end of cooking if you want to go direct.

Here is the setup for pizza, the stone is on top of the Rig Extender, which puts the stone 7 1/2 inches above the fire ring. For pizza it's best to cook as high in the dome as possible.

Here is the setup for ribs, 2 racks on each of the sliding grids, here is where the slide really comes in handy, allowing for quick swapping of top grate and bottom grate.

One of my reservations about replacing the Weber Smokey Mountain with the Egg was the single grill setup. This addition, while expensive, solves the problem very nicely!

Here is the 13" Pizza stone I bought to use on the spider.

Fox Run 13" Pizza Stone

Here is the 14" Pizza Stone used to cook pizzas on top of the Rig Extender

Old Stone Oven 14" Pizza Stone

St. Louis Pork Steaks

The sauce that this recipe makes is incredible, probably all of the pork fat!

Sauce recipe is in my Google Docs folder.

Season the pork steaks with course ground black pepper

Get a good char on the pork steaks.

Into the sauce, cover with foil and let it go 45 minutes around 350.

Back on the grill to get a little color, serve with the sauce.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pulled Pork April 2013

Did a couple of pork butts to get the EGG properly seasoned

I used Texas BBQ Rub for this one, I didn't remove the fat cap on this one. I think I like it better when I do...

Pecan wood chunks

Sittin' Chicken April 2013

I did a classic vertical roast chicken to christen the EGG

I'm An Official EGGhead now

I finally bought an EGG.