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Himalayan salt block Tilapia, Sweet peppers, and scallops

From a recent post, I got the urge to bring out my salt block.  I went to Whole Foods, looking for red bell peppers, but found Ancient Sweet Peppers.

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I cooked them on the salt block and also tilapia (my first try for them), lightly dusted with DP Ragin River,  and scallops.  The evaluation from the wife was that the tilapia was a wee bit salty because they are thin, but the scallops were great.  She also liked the sweet peppers.

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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,286
    Very nice! I know the guys in Kingsville that market those peppers. They were in Mexico when I was a few years ago. They were building greenhouses :-/

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,808
    How do you keep it non stick?

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    How do you keep it non stick?

    Peanut oil
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Very nice! I know the guys in Kingsville that market those peppers. They were in Mexico when I was a few years ago. They were building greenhouses :-/
    I didn't notice they were from Ontario before your post.  They are very good, and I will get more.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,796
    As always VI a really nice looking meal...
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,032
    Very nice my man =D>

    How hot do you get the block?


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Very nice my man =D> How hot do you get the block?
    Thanks, MCN.  I got the block about 350-400.  I let it slowly get hot with the fire instead of putting it on cold on the hot fire.  I had one explode on me once before, so I was extra careful.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,093
    Nice VI. Gotta love a salt block. Never done tilapia on a block either. My favorite is probably thinly sliced steak and shrimp. What size block is that?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Chubbs said:
    What size block is that?
    8x8.  Too big for the mini.  I'd like something like a 12x12.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 373
    Those scallops look delectable! I just got a block....scallops are going to be next.
    Benton,Arkansas
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,791
    Looks like a tasty meal indeed. Nice 'ritas too!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    All this salt block talk makes me want to break mine out again, Last time I had salmon that I marinated in a Mang Coconut sauce and threw it on the block amd it came out way to salty.

    I heard that you cant let liquid get on the block because that draws out more salt. Guess I will try again and see what happens.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,371
    VI, how far in advance do I need to call to get a reservation at your place?

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,093
    Foghorn said:

    VI, how far in advance do I need to call to get a reservation at your place?

    About one minute before I do...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,177
    Chubbs said:

    Foghorn said:

    VI, how far in advance do I need to call to get a reservation at your place?

    About one minute before I do...
    He has a bunch of tables so he can handle us all. Just don't get too close when he's wokking drunk. Especially if you step on his pepper plants. He'll wind up riding the Vespa around the yard taking pot shots at you while you scurry around in fear... Or laughing.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Very nice cook VI those scallops look fantastic!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,271
    You understand I hate it when you do something like the above post. :O) I have to say something nice now. Looks very good VI. Damn I would almost kiss you for one of those Margaritas ^:)^
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,371
    @Mickey, I've heard you'll do a lot more than that for a good margarita.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 736
    Looks very good. Was that done on a mini?

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,114
    edited May 2013
    Wow! Nice cook and presentation, VI.  8->   I'll say it again... Pam is a lucky lady!
    And gorgeous!
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    That looks amazing!!!!!  I need to pick up one of those salt blocks seeing the past few cooks on here using them!
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Wow! Nice cook and presentation, VI.  8->   I'll say it again... Pam is a lucky lady!
    And gorgeous!
    Thanks, Kristi.  I think so too (not the lucky part).  I forwarded your comment on to her.  :)
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,371

    Clearly VI wooed her with his cooking.  It sure wasn't his looks.

     

     

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,837
    Not sure which I like better, your wok shots or salt block.  They are always georgeous.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Not sure which I like better, your wok shots or salt block.  They are always georgeous.
    Thanks, Richard !  That means a lot, coming from you.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,837
    Not sure which I like better, your wok shots or salt block.  They are always georgeous.
    Thanks, Richard !  That means a lot, coming from you.
     
    Thank you sir!
     
    Are we not about due for a sweet sour wok dish?


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951

    Are we not about due for a sweet sour wok dish?


    Shortly, my friend.  I just finished making Kung Pao Chicken for supper.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,785
    Dang it. I tried to comment on this yesterday, but we had a scheduled power shut down here at work and I was right in the middle of hitting POST COMMENT when it went out. Anyway, I said something along the lines of those scallops looking great and I need to try cooking them someday. As always, your final photo is tunning, beautiful mix of colors and great looking food. Makes me want to sit down, have a rita and celebrate Cinco de Drinko a few days early. :D

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Griffin said:
    Makes me want to sit down, have a rita and celebrate Cinco de Drinko a few days early. :D
    Thanks, Grif.  Come on down, I'll pour you a glass .... or two ....  or three...

    Don't worry.  I won't use ice made from Houston water.  We're downstream from Dallas, ya know.  
    =))
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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