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.
VFL (Vol for Life)