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Scallops and asparagus cooked just above the coals last evening

hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
I posted a few days ago the results of using a smaller grid that sets down low in the egg to sear steaks just above the coals.  I took another angle last night with some scallops and a few asparagus spears.

Got home late and nobody was hungry so this meal was just for me.  I started to light the egg when the thought occurred to me that, since I wasn't cooking much food, why not just use the leftover charcoal from my last cook and the "searing grid" that I did the steaks on Saturday.  OK then, sounds like a good idea.  So I brushed the scallops and asparagus with EVOO and seasoned them up.  It didn't take very long to get the lump going with the propane torch.  After just a few minutes I dropped the small grid in there and it was setting about 4-5 inches above a small but hot fire.  The results are in the pics below.

Atvantages
- I used very little charcoal, only that which was left from a previous cook.
- I didn't have to heat up the grill or wait for the temp to rise or the smoke to clear.   The dome temp never exceeded 350 but the temp where I was cooking was much higher.
- Quick fire start and a very short wait and cook time.

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Comments

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,454

    Looks awesome, Hog. Nice work. If that were my cook, the scallops would not have even made it to the table!

    Well done. Thanks for posting.

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Thanks Chubbs

    This is such a no-brainer way to cook a small meal in a Large BGE.   I don't know why I didn't think of it before now.  Duh  
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 160
    Looks fantastic!!!!

    Chubbs is assuming that only 3 scallops were cooked, perhaps hog ate a few before picture time...I would have.

    Looks great, will have to try that for sure, small portion or larger of course.
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  • Normally, Jbates, you would have been right about that.  Being that yesterday was ash Wednesday and I was supposed to be fasting, those 3 scallops represented a larger meal than I really needed.  It was sure good though.

    Hardest part now is trying to determine what I'll have tonight!

    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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