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Mini cookin

Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
edited 6:08PM in EggHead Forum
<p />We had an outrageous dinner tonight, cookin on the mini. Bought fresh Lake Superior lake trout, fired up the mini to 375 and grilled for 15 minutes to perfection. First I lightly brushed the filet with Silver Spring Beer'n Brat Horseradish Mustard then I dusted with Penzeys Smoked Spanish Paprika followed by salt and pepper. BAM! Baked potato and a garden salad on the side (homemade dressing and chunks of 5 year old cheddar added) and DianeQ had opened a 1997 Napa Ridge chardonnay to sip. What a way to start the weekend!
Never underestimate the mini, it does good work.


  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    ClayQ,[p]Maaaaan...I love that Smoked Paprika!![p]That's a good get.[p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570

    Why do you have washers on your grate? Is it for some sort of indirect cooking device?
  • HolySmokesHolySmokes Posts: 446
    either those are some really fine trout or the mini is
    smaller than I imagined! They look great.[p]Horseradish, mustard and paprika (and s/p) sounds like a great combination.
    I would think the flavor was mostly horseradish/mustard, unless the commercial
    ones you're using are really mild...
    it was trout, after all... and no butter?

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Mmmmm mmmmm, yes sir.

  • ClayQ,[p]Man, that looks great!
  • TujaxTujax Posts: 20
    Ahh yes a fine Friday meal.....couldn't resist since there has been alot of talk about the friday fish thing.
    looks yummy...I had Salmon on cedar with Asparagrass(sp?) and shallots, shrooms soaked in butter.

  • ClayQ,
    ""Bought fresh Lake Superior lake trout""
    Where can I ask?

  • ClayQ,[p]I haven't had ant trout in a quite a while. My boy has been asking. Maybe I should start him cooking trout. ya ya thats it. [p]What are those machine screws and washers for? Flip the grate to elevate?[p]E

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    I was surprised to see the lake trout at my local market in Appleton, but I jumped at the chance. Said that their giving it a try to break up the monotony of the usual fresh fish display. I know what fresh lake trout taste like- I fish for'em and I also buy direct from the commercial fishermen,..... and I got to say this trout I grilled surpassed my expatiations! Anyhow...most fresh lake trout from Lake Superior goes to restaurants first so it's rare to see it on the open market. I love it, not anything like river spawning trout. Lake trout get big- I caught a 16 pounder two years ago off the Apostle Islands fishing the "flats" in 130 feet of deep, cold water. Waaaahooooo![p]Ask around, see if your market can special order. Good luck!

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Hey bud! Its for a raised grid setup when it sits on my mini platesetter. Stainless washers, flathead screws and nuts. Sits high enough to use a small aluminum drip pan on the platesetter. This is a cool setup.

  • ClayQ,[p]OK... I have to ask, what is a mini platesetter? Is this something that I have no information on? do tell... pleaseeeeeee......LOL[p]
  • ClayQ,[p]Hey when I was a 15 year old kid I caught a 32# laker while bouncing the cannon balls off the bottom of Lake Michigan. Probably due East of Appleton on the other side of the lake in Frankfort, Michigan. That is about the time I was learning knife skills for filleting fish and cooking them. You know... I think I need a boat...LOL.[p]E
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    ClayQ wrote:
    Hey bud! Its for a raised grid setup when it sits on my mini platesetter. Stainless washers, flathead screws and nuts. Sits high enough to use a small aluminum drip pan on the platesetter. This is a cool setup.


    I've been debating buying a mini or a small. Do you think you could post a picture of your setup. Also is it something you purchased or made yourself. I currently have an XL egg so I'm basically looking to get something that is portable.

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