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  • A twist on the Garlic Herb Butter Prime Rim Recipe Making the Rounds

    There's a recipe for Prime Rib with Garlic Herb Butter making the rounds on social media. I modified that recipe today for an addition to the usual Christmas feast fare. Instead of the oven method I did a reverse sear on the Big Green Egg... it was excellent.
    • Prep the rib roast as per the original recipe.
    • Set up charcoal cooker and for indirect cooking and bring to 225° at the grid
    • Place pan with "v" rack and roast in the grill
    • Add smoking wood if desired (I chose to go with none)
    • Cook at 225° until the internal temperature is about 115° then remove and allow to rest 
    • Set up grill for direct cooking and bring the grill temperature is raised to at least 500°.
    • Place the roast on the grid and allow to sear for a minute or so before rolling it to get an unseared portion of the roast on the fire.
    • Check internal temperature after the first few minutes. Pull the roast when the internal temperature reaches 125°.
    • Tent with foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes. You should get a 10° rise in internal temp while the meat rest which would put it at the high end of the medium rare range.

  • Re: My best Turtle Eggs Thus Far

    smbishop said:
    Recipe?  Looks awesome!

    2lb      (2 tubes) favorite breakfast sausage
    1lb      cream cheese (softened)
    (3)       whole jalapenos
    1 cup  shredded cheddar cheese
    2 tbs   favorite dry rub spice

    Seed and remove the membrane and dice the jalapenos. Add the diced  jalapenos and a tbs of dry rub spice to the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl. mix to incorporate, but not too much. using a 1/2 ounce scoop, makes 1/2oz balls of the cheese mixture and place on a sheet pan in the refrigerator. While waiting for the cheese balls to cool, run the sausage through a grinder to loosen it up and make a bit of a finer texture. Return the reground sausage to the refrigerator as well. The colder you can have the cheese ball and the sausage the better, as it makes them easier to work with (less sticking).

    Once the cheese balls and sausage have cooled,  divide the sausage into 20 equal parts (approximately 1.5 oz each). flatten the 1.5 oz sausage in your hand (working quickly as to not arm it up with the heat from your hand) and place a cheese ball in the center. Wrap the sausage around the cheese ball making certain to completely cover the cheese ball. Place on a sheet pan and sprinkle dry rub seasoning on the outside of the turtle eggs to taste.

    I use the Big Green Egg and Tabasco Wood Chips to smoke them at 225° - 250° for 90 minutes. Let them rest for ten minutes before serving.

  • Stuffed Burgers

    I used the leftover cheese filling from my latest turtle eggs cook to make some stuffed burgers this evening. Cooked on the BGE at 325° indirect for 25 minutes (flipped at 15 minutes).

  • My best Turtle Eggs Thus Far

    I do believe we have finally perfected the "Turtle Egg" (no actual turtles nor their eggs were cooked). The trick is to regrind the sausage to loosen it up then get it good and cold. It makes it less sticky to work with and makes for a better seal. It also helps to keep the smoker at 225° (no higher than 230°) to keep the cheese filling from bubbling out.

  • It's like Christmas in August...

    The door bell rang this morning and Mrs. Parallel found that UPS had delivered two large packages to our porch. It turns out the our Toyota Tundra came with a Bass Pro camping package that we didn't think we were getting. The package contained one (1) Ascend H2.4 dome tent, two (2) Ascend D2400 backpacks, four (4) Ascend 33" x 75" rectangular sleeping bags rated for 10°, two (2) Bass Pro Shops Extreme XPS 6'6" fishing rods, two (2) Bass Pro Shops Extreme EXS20 spinning reels and one (1) Bass Pro Shops Extreme T Qualifier 370 tackle bag. This package is supposed to worth $1000. Looks like we'll be taking more camping/fishing trips this fall. :)

    The really cool thing is that it looks like the dealer customized the package for us combining the fishing package and camping package... and here I thought all of those questions they were asking were just small talk. LOL.

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