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A couple of seafood cooks...

calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
Stocked up on seafood at Costco - scallops, halibut, salmon, and a tuna steak. Figured it would be a seafood extravaganza this year for the Memorial Day weekend.

Cook 1: Scallops (not on the egg)
Popped these in the SV. First time I've done SV scallops, so in they went for 20mins at 140°. Seared in some EVOO on the stove. Dressed with a "semi-pesto" sauce - basically just basil from the garden, garlic, pepper, and sea salt, all pulsed together. Quinoa salad form Costco for the side. 

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These were not the best scallops I've ever had, but probably the second best and still outstanding. The semi-pesto sauce was killer and so simple. Next time I will probably try 15mins in the SV. SWMBO was impressed that we were dining so fancy on a weeknight :)


Cook 2 - Halibut roulade
First time cooking halibut. The piece was a large-ish filet, so I figured I could roll it up. Made the filling indoors - onions, cumin seed, salt, pepper, garlic, spinach. Seasoned the fish with Julio's (thanks @Mickey - its good stuff) and spread the filling on it. Rolled it, tied it, and threw it on the egg at about 375°F, raised direct, with peach wood for smoke. 
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Pulled when the fish hit 120°F. Dressed with a lemon thyme sauce. 
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I don't know why I've never made halibut before! Turned out WAY better than any salmon I have made. Next time, I'm buying halibut over salmon for sure. 

Grilled some fresh pineapple wedges for dessert, since the egg was still hot. Topped with brown sugar, cayenne, and a dash of cinnamon.
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  I don't know how the vanilla gelato got there.
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I hope everyone is having a great weekend with their families and veterans.

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

Comments

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Halibut is my favorite fish. I have been to Alaska on fishing trips twice and shipped back about 100 pounds each trip. Damn good stuff! Awesome cook BTW. I just looked at my phone to see I had missed any calls :D

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    The last time I saw a layout that nice was at Roy's in Honolulu. OUTSTANDING my friend.
    If this is your first time with Halibut, have you had Sea Bass? 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    Yesterday Linda and I went out of Port A with a guide. 23 nice Trout. imageimage
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    Really well done.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    @Caliking. ..your cooks suck, your pictures suck and you suck. BTW...how's cali prince?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,342
    edited May 2014
    Looks great. Do you offer plating lessons? :)
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    Wow! Nuf said! ^:)^
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,018
    Wow, those are some pretty trout.
    NOLA
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,930
    Cali- very, very impressive. Great looking cooks- thanks for sharing
    Greensboro, NC
  • SJ21XDCSJ21XDC Posts: 235
    Very nice!

    XL & Mini-Max

    Chattanooga, TN

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
    edited May 2014
    Thanks for the kind remarks folhs. My bad for losing track of my own thread.

    @RAC - we both need new phones. I'm pretty sure I missed the call when you went off camping :D

    @henapple: your OO sucks. Little man is doing well. He gets to be more entertaining everyday.

    @Mickey - that's quite a haul! I've had sea bass before but don't recall that it knocked my socks off. However, I've been to Roy's in Honolulu, and the butterfish I had there is probably the best fish I've ever eaten.

    @DMW - I read A LOT of food magazines, and sometimes I can get a plate to look good. Not always though. :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 745
    Beautiful cook! Halibut is my favorite white fish for the grill, so good!
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,474
    Boom! =D> Hellava seafood extravaganza!
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    @Mickey This is my 90 year old gmaw yesterday. She smokes and aint skeered to piss of the side of the boat. She's cut from stiff stock. 




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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    Hell yes @travisstrick. Get a shot of her giving you the finger and I'll make it my avatar. I'll also do t-shirts.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
    Hell yes @travisstrick. Get a shot of her giving you the finger and I'll make it my avatar. I'll also do t-shirts.
    count me in.

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