Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Are you happy it’s finally National BBQ Month? While we like to BBQ year round, May is our favorite because the whole country is celebrating delicious food. If you’re new to cooking BBQ on your EGG, check out our Smoking Basics Publication...if not, proceed to some of our favorite recipes! We love Dr. BBQ’s Coffee Rubbed Brisket, Famous Dave’s Sticky Ribs and Virginia Willis’ Pulled Pork. Pair with this cheesy favorite for a winning way to start off May!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Which grate for fish?

AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Have some Sea Bass to grill tonight. Which grate is better for fish...the standard SS, or the CI?
Thanks....
·

Comments

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,794
    I have good luck with the SS.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
    ·
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489
    I'm doing (for the first time) halibut on the carbon steel swing rack tonight.  If it turns out well I'll let you know.  If not....................
    My actuary says I'm dead.
    ·
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168

    I bought this at a grocery and cut it down for the mini. I think about a buck a sheet. Then oiled it good and cooked the shrimp burgers. Wished I had used it for the grouper as well.

     

    image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

    ·
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    I don't think it matters.  The fish is going to stick on it either way until you cook the water off the surface.  Let it cook and get a big mothaflippin' spatula.  If it's a small delicate filet, you might overcook it trying to get it unstuck.   There's a zillion types of sea bass, if it's meaty and thick, you should be fine with whatever.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

    ·
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    Have some Sea Bass to grill tonight. Which grate is better for fish...the standard SS, or the CI?
    Thanks....
    Very interested on how the Sea Bass works on Egg. Just never tried it outside.Please tell how you do it and pic's as well.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

    ·
  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    I wonder how Frogmats would work. Good up to 550 degrees http://frogmats.com/Home_Page.php
    ·
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,490
    edited July 2012
    i did ling cod fillet with olive oil direct on SS grid no issues came out perfect.
    Seattle, WA
    ·
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    I wonder how Frogmats would work. Good up to 550 degrees http://frogmats.com/Home_Page.php
    Worst.  Website.  Ever.  I had to google Frogmats and look at images to figure out what they are, because I didn't feel like spelunking through bright red and blue text on a black background (and no obvious links or descriptions.  Big dealer map, though).
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

    ·
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Yeah....got the same impression when I tried to go there too.

    I guess I was thinking that the SS grate might a bit better because of less surface area touching the fish. And yeah, I know it's gonna stick no matter what I use. I use the SS grate, and a big spatula. It's pretty thick, so I'm not too concerned.
    ·
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,276
    I wonder how Frogmats would work. Good up to 550 degrees http://frogmats.com/Home_Page.php
    Worst.  Website.  Ever.  I had to google Frogmats and look at images to figure out what they are, because I didn't feel like spelunking through bright red and blue text on a black background (and no obvious links or descriptions.  Big dealer map, though).

    Great product though. Honestly

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

    ·
  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    edited July 2012
    Sorry had to go to the side to dealers and hit there link here's a direct link to a dealer https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/store/bbq-accessories?manufacturer=172 As above poster says they are excellent for all non stick cooking. I didn't do a dealer link @ first just in case you wanted to use your local dealer. The one I listed carry all the Frogmats
    ·
  • Have some Sea Bass to grill tonight. Which grate is better for fish...the standard SS, or the CI?
    Thanks....
    Very interested on how the Sea Bass works on Egg. Just never tried it outside.Please tell how you do it and pic's as well.

    It's awesome. We do it all the time. Did Halibut last night and it was fantastic too (I got my revenge on that last piece if fish I turned to charcoal a week or so ago.



    ·
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Sea Bass turned out Grate(pun intended). I used a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper, and a bit of garlic.  I threw in a few alder chips too....made for a very, very mild smoke flavor.

    I grilled it on the SS grate at about 500° or so. The fish was pretty thick, over 1"


    image
    Sea Bass1.JPG 121.1K
    ·
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Sorry, no finish pic....too much of this:
    image
    DSCN1176b.JPG 141.7K
    ·
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    Sea bass is up next for the egg.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

    ·
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,272
    I use a basket.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

    ·
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489
    I'm doing (for the first time) halibut on the carbon steel swing rack tonight.  If it turns out well I'll let you know.  If not....................
    It worked out well.  No stick at all.  Nice marks.
    My actuary says I'm dead.
    ·
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Sea bass is up next for the egg.
    You won't be disappointed. It was a bit pricey though....like $22/lb. I got a bit over 1lb for two of us.

    Lobster is only $4.99/lb though. May have to do a few lobsters on the egg soon.
    ·
  • BaysidebobBaysidebob Posts: 489

     

    Sorry, no finish pic....too much of this:
    I feel your pain.  Halibut and potato wedges with pics here but will post them in the AM if I can find them.  It's not an egg, it's a lifestyle!
    My actuary says I'm dead.
    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.