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There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

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  • Re: Trouble with Guru Adaptor Door on the Large Egg

    Why not just slide the screen out when you're using the guru adapter, then put the screen back in when you're not? No reason for the screen to remain in there when using the guru.

    It should just easily slide out to the right, then you can just thread it back into the grooves when you need it.
  • Honey Lemon Shrimp

    Ingredients

    1.5 pounds 16-20 ct. raw shrimp 3 Tbsp Honey 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp kosher salt a few grinds black pepper 2 tsp Dizzy Pig Shakin' The Trees or other favorite rub

    Instructions

    Peel and de-vein the shrimp and blot dry. Whisk together all remaining ingredients. Marinate the shrimp in 2/3 of the marinade for about 30 minutes while the BGE comes up to 350*. Reserve about 1/3 of the marinade for brushing the shrimp as they finish. Grill the shrimp direct at 350-375* on raised grid (skewers optional). Lightly dust with additional Shakin' The Trees or other rub on each side as they cook if desired. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes per side or until they curl up. The honey will caramelize a little and give a nice sweet crunch that is offset by the tang of the lemon juice and dijon mustard. As the shrimp finish, brush or drizzle them with the reserved marinade mixture.

    Notes

    Number of Servings: 2-3

    Time to Prepare: 20 minutes

  • Jalapeno Creamed Corn

    Ingredients

    6 ears fresh white or yellow sweet corn 2 jalapenos 1/3 c heavy cream 2 Tbsp butter Slat and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Fire roast the jalapenos until the skins are charred. Enclose in a paper bag for 30 minutes, then peel off the skin. Cut the corn from the ears. Dice the fire roasted jalapenos and mix with the corn. Add butter to a heavy cast iron pan direct on the BGE at 350*. Cook the corn and jalapenos in the butter for a few minutes, then add the cream and cook until corn is tender and cream is reduced. Salt and pepper to taste.

    Notes

    This was inspired by a side dish at Kevin Rathbun Steak in Atlanta.

    Number of Servings: 3-4

    Time to Prepare:

  • Pizza Dough, Mellow Mushroom

    Ingredients

    1/2 c spring water at 105-110 deg F
    1 tsp fast acting yeast
    1-1/4 tsp molasses 1 tsp salt
    1-1/2 tsp olive oil
    3/4 c cold spring water
    3-1/2 to 3-3/4 c high gluten flour like King Arthur Sir Lancelot

    Optional: dried basil, oregano, parmesan cheese, garlic powder

    Instructions

    Add the yeast to the hot water, mix thoroughly until yeast is dissolved, then add the molasses and stir again to dissolve the molasses. Allow to bloom for a few minutes. You don't want a full bloom, but allow the beginning bubbles to appear. Add the cold water to bring the temperature down to slow the fermentation process. Spring water is important for proper mineral content, taste, and lack of chlorine. Chlorine is a natural enemy of the yeast and is purported to inhibit the proper rise. Put all the liquid into a mixer bowl. Add the salt and olive oil and using the beater attachment stir to combine. Slowly begin adding flour a tablespoon or two at a time with the beater paddle spinning. The idea is to make something resembling a thick batter and beat for a few minutes. The idea is to fully combine and distribute all the ingredients. Begin adding flour again, slowly, until the batter comes together into a dough ball. Switch to a dough hook and continue adding flour, little by little, until the dough ball is the proper consistency. Knead for 4-5 minutes, turning the dough over at least once during the kneading. Form into two balls of equal sizes. Roll the balls tightly and place seam down on oiled cookie sheet. Lightly spray the balls with cooking spray, cover, and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Longer is better. Once the dough balls have doubled in size they are ready to go. You can expedite this by allowing to rise at room temperature after the 12 hour rest in the fridge. Form your pie and top as desired. Bake at 550* on a well pre-heated pizza stone for 10-12 minutes or until browned and crispy.

    Notes

    Optional: At the end of the kneading process you can add garlic powder, dried basil, oregano, parmesan cheese, or any other herbs or aromatics you want to enhance the flavor of the dough. If you want a more yeasty flavor then allow the yeast to bloom more fully before you incorporate the remaining ingredients. If you prefer a softer crust increase the amount of oil in the dough and reduce the water (or increase the flour) to compensate.

    Number of Servings: 3-4

    Time to Prepare: 30 Minutes

  • Re: Fajita Seasoning

    Do it yourself.  It will be better and you will know (and likely be able to pronounce) exactly what is in it.

    Fajita meat is usually best when marinated for 24+ hours, then cooked really hot and really fast over a blazing fire.  Don't use dry seasonings in this scenario - all those spices will just burn and taste bad.

    In short - marinate, emblazon, then season with a little dry seasonings, let it rest, slice, enjoy.


    This recipe has gotten some pretty good reviews over the years.  Works with beef (skirt/ flank/ or flat iron) and chicken.  Oh, and make your own pico.  Your taste buds will thank you.

    For the Marinade :
    5-6 cloves Garlic, minced
    1/2 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
    1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
    3 juiced Limes
    1/2 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
    1 Tbls. Onion Powder
    1 Tbls. crushed Red Pepper
    1 Tbls. ground Cumin
    1 Tbls. Black Pepper
    1 Tbls. Ancho Chili Powder
    1 Tbls. Salt
    1 tsp. Kitchen Bouquet (optional)
    Combine all ingredients to make the marinade.