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Tonight's cook

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 6:27PM in EggHead Forum
Stopped by The Fresh Market on the way home to get some ideas for supper, since Jana was driving home (5 hours) after spending a long weekend with our first child ( 7 mon. old). They had great looking sea scallops and shrimp, so I added some crookneck and zucchini squash and headed home.
I combined some recipes from Cook's Illustrated plus some innovation and Chris' DP rubs.
Everything is prepped and grill is stabilizing at 450 dome (direct cook). Veggies, drizzled with EVOO and liberal coating of Dizzy Dust. Scallops dipped in melted butter, then light dose of S&P. Shrimp brushed with EVOO. One side with generous coating of DP Swamp Venom; the other side with light dusting of sugar.DSC_0001.jpg
Started out with raised grid, but after about 5 min., they weren't searing well, so I removed the rig and place the grid in the original position. Pic after flipping all:DSC_0002.jpg
Secret (CI) shrimp trick: Sear both sides (sugar side first), but DO NOT cook completely, leave center undone. Slide off into hot sauce (butter, lemon juice, minced garlic) and stir for 30-45 seconds over hot coals.DSC_0003.jpg
This method gives a quick sear but the sauce part keeps it from drying out.DSC_0004.jpg
Plated - Jana enjoyed! Especially since it was all done on the BGE (by me, of course). :)


  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    Looks great. Nice tip on the shrimp.
  • Nice. I think you may be spoiling Jana and having a good time doing it. :)
  • Looks delicious!

    Are you a Dawg or a Rebel?
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Nice cooking. Plates are cool too.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    All looks GREAT egger!..specially those sea scallops.. one of my favs to blacken in a CI skillet on the egg ;)
  • Clark,
    excellent pictures! thanks for them.

    I received your emails, thanks and I'll be in touch...

    Oh, and "to clear the air" -- Clark is a Rebel fan... :o) -I can forgive him though, at least he knows bbq and Eggs!
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Enjoy your postings (I seldom post, but enjoy reading)... good to have fellow Madison Egger
    Hotty Toddy
    Kent Madison MS
  • Thanks guys. First time to do the whole meal on the egg.

    Smoking Bulldawg - HINT: HOTTY TODDY !

    Gotta get some small CI "toys" that will fit inside my egg. I have a spider and a 13" CI grid on order. Also need shorter skewers so they will fit lower in the grill for a better sear. More and more toys - will it ever end.

    Frank - yes, ya know we gotta spoil 'em when we get the chance !

    Maven - glad to know there are other local eggers on this forum.

    G'night all.......
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Nice job, Clark! I recognize the plate at the end, too :) The scampi shrimp and scallops look like something I'll be trying soon.
  • jb1020jb1020 Posts: 41
    new guy here, just thought i had to get in on the convo.....Go Dawgs!
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