Earlier in August marked my first year anniversary using the BGE. To say it has changed my grilling life is an understatement. This last year has been far and away my best year ever grilling. Things kept improving over the last year too and the culmination of of this will be my trip to the Eggtoberfest in Atlanta this fall. I am making a huge picture post which represents less than 25 percent of what I have done on my Egg. The versatility of this grill is amazing. I am cooking foods on my Egg that I never imagined making.
I will share a story I find amusing related to the arrival of my new Egg last August. The Egg came a week early. The dealer had a cancellation and they called me to see if it was ok if they delivered mine a week early. That was a no-brainer. So when my wife got home from work that night she walked right by me grilling on this odd shaped green grill, and didn't notice anything new. When I brought in the spatchcocked chicken she noticed a difference right away. She said OMG three times and said this was the juiciest, most tender chicken she had ever tasted. The next night same drill. She walked by the new grill and didn't notice, but she declared it to be the best steak she had ever tasted. This went on for a week. I didn't tell her the Egg had arrived ealry just to see if she'd eventually notice it. She never noticed the grill itself, but after a week she said: "OK what is going on? You cook great meals on the grill but all of a sudden everything you make is the best I've ever had. How did you suddenly up your game?" This is when I pointed out the window and said my Big Green Egg was delivered a week early.
OK onto the pictures. This represents just under 25 percent of what I have cooked on my Egg and it is still a ton of photos. I am sizing them at 640x480 which is smaller than I usually post and will need to spread it across several messages. I wanted to show the versatility of the Egg. Many of these pictures I've posted here, but they should be new to some folks. I hope I haven't crossed the line for what is too much food porn. Oh and I'd like to thank the great guys and gals here for all the great advice and all of their positive feedback to my picture posts.
My grill setup August 02, 2012. My new LBGE and my horizontal offset barrel smoker & 6 burner gas grill. I never used the smoker again and I used the gasser to grill corn twice when my Egg was tied up doing something else. Now that I have two Eggs I realy don't need the gasser. I also was using a 10'x10' EZ-Up shelter and my Black & Decker workmate for a counter.
1 year later I have a 10'x10' grill gazebo with lighting and outdoor furniture made for the Egg.
FIRST COOK: BGE BOB GIBSON'S BAR-B-CUE CHICKEN:
FIRST PIZZA-GREEK PIZZA:
FIST STEAK ON THE EGG-RIBEYE WITH SHALLOTS & GARLIC BUTTER:
EGGS THE EGG-SPICY SPANISH FRITATTA:
BELGIAN BEEF STEW & BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:
EGGFEST CHILE & SKILLET CORNBREAD:
GRILLED NEW POTATOES:
NEW YORK STRIPS WITH HORSERADISH SAUCE:
BALTiMORE PIT BEEF SANDWICHES:
PORK T-BONE STEAKS:
PEPPER CRUSTED RIB-EYE:
SAUSAGE & MUSHROOM QUICHE:
HAM STEAK WITH CHERRY COLA JALAPENO GLAZE:
BEEF TENDERLOIN SANDWICH: