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Filet on Plate Steel and some Manatees

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,371
edited 8:59PM in EggHead Forum
I had some fun egging yesterday and tried a couple of new things.

First, here is my new handle -Thank you to Capt. Frank for making it for me.


The corn, de-silked, egged for 20-25 minutes:


I made some Smokey Shrimp Slaw that I saw on Food network this week.

Recipe -

It was awesome, I am making this again!


Washed out pic, but you get the idea:


I kept hearing from a friend about cooking filets on a steel plate on a grill. Here it is - 1/4 inch thick steel heating up smoking hot:


You pour some butter on the steel, and throw a bunch of kosher salt on top of it- then throw on the 9 oz, 2 1/2 inch thick filets:





6 minutes total - pulled at 120 degrees internal:


After the steak came off, I threw on some king crab legs.


While the prep for this meal was going on, there were 6 manatees right off the dock.






No plated pics, I guess I was too busy enjoying my favorite Chardonnay.

Another fun night of egging.



  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,581

    I guess you were too full from all those delicious looking cooks to smoke a manatee eh?



    Caledon, ON


  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very nice Faith. Love the slaw idea. Crab Legs are a favorite.
    Mantees are so cool!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Great idea on the steel plate. Everything looks really good.

  • The steel plate works great, you get a total sear instead of just the grid sear. The salt is awesome. I bought another steel plate today and am going to do it again on the mini tonight.

    The slaw rocks! It's the first time I have used smoked paprika.

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I forgot to ask why you put the bricks around the plate. Where did you get the plate?

  • Ross in VenturaRoss in Ventura Posts: 7,034
    Great post Faith, thanks for the great idea's

  • Mike, the fire bricks were there because I was putting crab on after the steak and I put another grid on top of everything to warm up those crabs. A little advance planning is all.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Very nice Faith, you live in a magical place. -RP
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Great post Faith!! I'm liking this cooking on steel method. folks have been talking about it as of late. Steaks look perfect! As usual, jelous of your fresh fish you have available!!
    Now that smoked shrimp slaw looks like a great recipe to try. We got some smoked paprika at work last week. I LOVE it!! I've been playing with it in my work cooking. Deep flavors and a really nice kick that sneaks up on you. I never thought paprika was a spice till this came along. :laugh:
    Must be great to have that veiw of the water and the swimmers. ;)
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    That's one incredible looking meal/post. the no flash pic ROCKS

    Thanks soo much for sharing. ;)
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222

    Good looking cook. Especially with the steaks on the PLATE STEEL.

    My question is; what is the THICKNESS of the Plate Steel ?

    How would you compare the taste of the Steak cooked on the Plate Steel compared to on the Grate ?

    Thanks for the pictures.

  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,494
    Faith, your title line scared me to death....I was afraid you were cooking a manatee. I love those goofy things. I had adopted one a long time ago "Phoebe" but have since lost track of her. Maybe she is one of your little buddies -sure hope so... That shrimp slaw looks delicious. I'm putting it on my to do list......happy cooking....
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Faith....I was just thinking about you yesterday. Glad to see your post. Food looks absolutely fantastic, as always! Those filets look particulary great!!
    And the have NO idea how badly we miss the Tampa Bay area!! :( We'll be back over that side of the state someday!
    Be well, and keep posting!
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,424
    Fun to see the manatees, thanks for taking the pic's.
    That's a lot of cookin goin on! Nice work with the shrimp slaw...looks mighty good. :cheer:
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,435
    All looks great but the shrimp recipe looks fantastic! thanks for posting. ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Nice post Faith. Nice handle from Captin Frank. You always do wonderful things on the egg. ;) Tim
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Faith, as always, everything looked fabulous. :) And as if that wasn't enough we got the added bonus of manatee pics. Thanks so very much!
  • The thickness of the steel is 3/8 inch. I got one for the mini too and will be posting those pics tomorrow.

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Looks like a great meal Faith,, was that just scrap steel?
  • nice steaks Faith - looks like a good process with the steel plate

    I was wondering if the thread title meant you were blackening manatee :woohoo:
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Looks like a good day in Fl!! Nice cook. Love shrimp but haven't tryed the manatee yet! :laugh:
  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
    steel plate - fun idea - thanks for the photos

    mr toad
    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,011
    Morning Faith:

    All turn to ask "Why didn't you call me?"

    As usual GREAT looking food and I like the steel plate for the steaks!

    Plus it was fun to see the manatees!

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • Pat, it was not scrap steel. I went to a metal alloy business and had them cut to size.
    The mini is a 7 inch square, 10 inches diagonal.
    The large is a rectangle, 10 X 12.

    The name of the place where I got them is:
    Alro Metal
    12490 49th St. N.
    Clearwater, FL 33762-4310
    phone 727-572-4344

    Here's a link to suppliers in FL:

  • My friends Dad has been cooking steak this way for 50 years!

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