Summer is the perfect time for backyard cookouts with family and friends. For Big Green Egg owners, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the different dishes you can make! The following are just three of our favorite recipes that these versatile cooking appliances can help you create.
Cedar Planked Salmon
Cooking with grilling planks can add another dimension of flavor to your meats and mains. Likewise, cooking delicate fish like salmon on the cedar planks can prevent the fish from flaking and sticking to – or falling into – the grill.
To cook cedar planked salmon on your Big Green Egg, set the Egg for direct cooking at 400°F. Cover the salmon filets in your favorite glaze or marinade and place on the preheated planks. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes depending on the size of your salmon filets for a perfect medium.
Grilled Mini Pizzas
Kids of all ages will delight in making their own mini pizzas. Not only do mini pizzas let everyone pick their own toppings, but they also can cook much faster, even when on the grill; this gets dinner onto the table faster and easier than ever before.
Sandwich rounds make the perfect pizza crust for this recipe. Begin by setting the Egg for indirect cooking at 425°F. Next, place the sandwich rounds cut side downonto a cookie sheet and bake until lightly toasted, about five minutes. Remove and turn over; let everyone add their own sauce and toppings to create totally custom grilled pizzas. Cook pizzas for an additional five to seven minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted.
The Big Green Egg does more than just cook your main courses; it can also help you create delicious and sweet desserts! These smoked apples are the perfect sweet treat for your next cookout; even the most dedicated meat eater won’t be able to resist their sweet and smoky taste.
Set the Egg for indirect cooking at 300°F. Using a melon baller, remove the core of the apple while still leaving the sides and bottom intact; this allows the apple to be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Currants, marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and even Snickers bars can all be stuffed into the apples before baking. Smoke the apples for 1-1 ½ hours until the sides are soft but not collapsing. To make dessert even sweeter, serve with a side of vanilla ice cream.
When it comes to outdoor cooking, the only limit to your Big Green Egg is your imagination! With unmatched flexibility and temperature control, you can create a wide variety of dishes that the whole family will be sure to love. For even more Big Green cooking inspiration, check out these recipes for everything from burgers and salmon to pizza and spaghetti. If you’re interested in upgrading your existing grill to a Big Green Egg, contact The Cozy Flame today for more information on what makes them the best outdoor cooking appliances on the market today!