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Best direct heat recipes

Hi All,

I've had my large egg a little over a week and I absolutely love it. I've never considered myself anything more than pretty casual when it comes to grilling (always owned the $99 special grill and cooked an occasional steak or hamburger) but my brother-in-law has an egg and I just got tired of only having amazing food when I'm at his house or when I'm out. Best money I've ever spent - no doubt. Anyway, I'll be getting the plate setter before too long, I'm sure, but I don't have it yet... and just wanted to ask what everyone's favorite "direct heat" recipe is. Over the last week or so, I've done the spatchcock chicken, salmon (recipe my brother in law sent me), steak (trex method), and spicy shrimp (http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1133364/spicy-grilled-shrimp#latest). Any other suggestions to keep me busy until I get the plate setter?

Thanks!
Rob
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    Welcome to the forum, Rob!

    wings, pork chops, rack of lamb, leg of lamb, kabobs, rolade of some sort, stuffed chicken breasts, sausage, country ribs...
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 420
    Nola,

    i assume that would include Vampire Sausage.....mmmmmmmmmmm

    Springram
    LBGE and Mini
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    @Springram - yep, Vampire sausage can be done direct, you just can't store it in direct sunlight or it'll self-combust :D
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    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 

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  • my two cents is skip the platesetter and go right to an AR from CGS http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/big-green-egg-large-adjustable-rig.html.. then you'll have your brother in-law drooling.. 

    As for the best direct cook i would have to say the best would be lamb chops 
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  • 350-400 degrees is good for simple direct cooks of:

    chicken breasts - EVOO and your choice of rub (dizzy pig rubs!) or salt/pepper and brush on bbq sauce after both sides are grilled.

    fish filets - salmon works with John Henry's Pecan Rub or Dizzy pig rubs. You can do it on wood planks or direct with careful flipping.

    All veggies - EVOO with salt/pepper or rub of your choice.

    Claremont, CA - XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I would continue to eat crap!  Until i could save enough for a plate setter !!  Yes there are other things that can be cooked direct ----  but just too many GREAT things that require a PS!!!  Without the PS , you basically have the same $99.00 grill you have had all your life!!
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    The spider and ceramic stone from Ceramic Grill store is much more versitle than the PS, you can add a 13" cast iron grill and use the spider for searing. I disagree with Charlie, there are many direct cooks that taste better and are moister on the Egg than you can ever get on a $99 grill.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • Just read and saw no STEAK!! Nice 1 1/2" ribeye rocks on the egg. 650F about 4-5 mins per side medium rare
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at http://familycookbookproject.com
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    As MOST(?) forum members know, there are many ways to get to the same result  when cooking on an egg  ---  plate stter vs spider and ceramic stone  --- guess what(?) you end up with indirect cooking!!  WOW !  I wonder what the difference in cost is?  Do i care?  Not really.  Again, the point is there are many other "great" meals that can be cooked indirect AS WELL as direct.  Cooking steak is great on the egg!  Cooking steak on a weber is great!  Cooking steak on a gaser is great.....  GMAB
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