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Steaks, Squash, and Cheese

Fired the egg a couple of times this weekend, I think it was feeling lonely out in the NW rain. I cooked a grass fed sirloin tip steak for Saturday night. Now the caveat to this is I suck at cooking steaks prior to the egg. This one was pretty good, not the best I have had, but much better than I have made. As a side we did cook an outstanding side: Delicata squash, halved, filled with coconut oil and brown sugar. Oh, my goodness. Cooked the squash direct at 400 for 45 minutes. My wife said she could have eaten an entire squash just by herself and that "this is a side you serve when you have good company over." Pretty pleased with that one. She requested it again the next night as a side to the stew she made

Also smoked 7lbs of cheese. Tried this first when I made smoked mac and cheese, it is really easy, so I smoked 4 lbs of cheddar and then 2 lbs of habenero white cheddar. Smoking the habenero cheddar seemed to bring out the heat even more in the cheese, interesting.

Here is a picture of the cheese all finished up.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,219
    How did you smoke the cheese? Sounds great.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 244
    Invest in a Thermapen and it will make you a better steak cook....temperature is HUGE in getting the correct doneness of your steaks...also a quality cut of meat that sears/cooks well...

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Cheese was extremely easy. Got the fire going just enough to get some coals, toss on some wood, add a platesetter, then turn the egg down so it barely is going. Put the cheese on at 60 degrees or so for about 45 minutes, pull and put in the fridge.
  • What kind of wood did you use? Did you just put the block of cheese on the grate or did you put in something else?
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • I put it on a small mesh pan looking thingy (technical term :) ). I used Oak personally, my wife absolutely loves it. We are almost out and will need to do another batch soon.
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