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Virginal flight of the mini

U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,176
edited March 2013 in EggHead Forum
Got a sweet deal on a mini last week, been super busy but have used it a few times. Ordered up a high q and the stones from amazon but my wife cut me off on spending so the woo ring will have to wait. For the first cook I had some small salmon fillets in the fridge and my sister in law coming over whom lives in Florida. Grilled direct at 350 with a chunk of peach. Pretty quick cook but great for the mini. 2 fillets were seasoned with John Henry's Mojave garlic and 2 with mickeys coffee rub. Warmed up some corn tortillas and topped with fresh cilantro from the garden (it won't die I've tried), a Dallop of sour cream and some cheese. Don't forget salsa of choice. Great easy fish tacos that everyone loves. I liked the coffee rub it had a nice earthy taste in the taco.

Virginal lighting

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Salmon on the egg at 350

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The mini chugging away
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Plated up in all their glory

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One of our favorite quick cooks and my wife recently went glutton and dairy free so I get to work around that challenge now too.

Comments

  • Those tacos look incredible!  Great maiden voyage sir!

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    Looks great! I love that new egg look!

    Salmon was my first cook in my large egg. I will have to try it in tacos sometime.
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,176
    Solson005 said:
    Looks great! I love that new egg look! Salmon was my first cook in my large egg. I will have to try it in tacos sometime.

    I'm not a huge Salmon fan but I can dig it in tacos or in lox bagels. The wife likes it so this is our compromise.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    I make mine with one of Bobby Flays first recipes on the food network, many, many years ago, my dad has made this and now it is my goto recipe. I have tried salmon in Alaska and Seattle from the best restaurants to get salmon at and prefer to make this over any place i've ordered it from. It is a Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze that has soy and fresh ginger and is really good. I made it while camping for my uncle and cousin who both grew up in Alaska and they both said it was the best salmon they have ever had. 

    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,739
    Speaking of salmon, Kroger had some on sale today, package read "wild caught" "product of Vietnam"
    Something's a little fishy if you ask me


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,739
    Oh my, did not mean to do a cheesy pun

    Nice eggin man! Love all these inaugural cooks we've been having lately


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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,176
    Speaking of salmon, Kroger had some on sale today, package read "wild caught" "product of Vietnam" Something's a little fishy if you ask me

    Oh my, did not mean to do a cheesy pun Nice eggin man! Love all these inaugural cooks we've been having lately
    the pun got me laughing.  there is nothing like lighting a new egg.  i think i was more excited about it than the 1st one.  and you get all the fun of getting new accessories.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,568
    Congrats on the Mini! Looks like a great first cook.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,717
    Does anyone else here act III of "Ride of the Valkyries" when they read this tread title?
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 749
    Welcome to the mini club! 

    Thanks for the link, @Solson005. I'm not much of a salmon fan, but my husband loves it, so I suffer through cooking it. This might do the trick for me.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,351
    Congrats on the new Mini. You are gonna love it. Great job on the salmon.

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,872
    Congrats on a great break in cook!  I love the idea of some simple fish tacos with Salmon.  A little fresh cilantro makes everything better.  I want to do an herb garden for fresh cilantro and basil...but I have a black thumb.  


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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    @jlsm I think you will like the glaze, at least everyone I make it for does. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,132
    Aren't they cute at that age.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • WC1WC1 Posts: 34
    edited March 2013

    Good looking tacos. Love the Mini it's great for quick cooks for two or three people, but miss my large for longer/higher volume cooks.  

     

  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,431
    Nice cook, gotta try that coffee rub when I get my egg.The salmon looked delicious too!!
    Just curious... I noticed that your fire ring has the five small grooves not the 3 notches that the plate setter legs sit in and i was under the impression the newer eggs had the 3 notches now. Do you have the  newer egg with a new gasket ? Only reason I ask is cause I need to order the correct spider for my new egg in about a month or so.

    Thanks.
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  • billybonbillybon Posts: 181
    What is wrapped around the chimney of the mini in the third picture?
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,132
    Nice cook, gotta try that coffee rub when I get my egg.The salmon looked delicious too!!
    Just curious... I noticed that your fire ring has the five small grooves not the 3 notches that the plate setter legs sit in and i was under the impression the newer eggs had the 3 notches now. Do you have the  newer egg with a new gasket ? Only reason I ask is cause I need to order the correct spider for my new egg in about a month or so.

    Thanks.
    The newer ones are 3 but you could get older stock and be 5..
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,176
    Nice cook, gotta try that coffee rub when I get my egg.The salmon looked delicious too!!
    Just curious... I noticed that your fire ring has the five small grooves not the 3 notches that the plate setter legs sit in and i was under the impression the newer eggs had the 3 notches now. Do you have the  newer egg with a new gasket ? Only reason I ask is cause I need to order the correct spider for my new egg in about a month or so.

    Thanks.

    this is new old old stock. Like first generation mini. It's gasket around the chimney, the dealer did that he did it on my large too but the glue failed
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