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Scallops and wings - made dinner for my friend who gave me a XXL BGE

Scallops, wings, burgundy mushrooms, smashed potatoes, zucchini, pineapple bacon shrimp (not pictured), and an appetizer with olives, grapes, feta cheese that was served on crackers.

Didn't get any pics to prove it was cooked on the egg.  But all of it was except the potatoes and zucchini.  

Thanks for looking.


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San Antonio, TX

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    I need better friends. 
    No doubt.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

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  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 1,239
    Oh, yeah!  Beautiful scallops!
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,045
    Now he is pi$$ed at the gift!  Great cook right there.  Congrats!
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • All of it looks great, but those scallops look top notch! Well done!
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 7,506
    You did XXL justice.  What are the chances they'll buy your neighbour's house ? =)
    canuckland
  • Everything looks terrific.  Love the sear on the scallops especially. 
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    Thanks.  Did the scallops on cast iron on the egg.  

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Killer meal, everything looks superb! 
  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 52
    edited September 15
    “Friends like these...huh, Gary?”  “You said it, Dude.”
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,584
    "Surf and Sky"  looks delish, Dan. 
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  • Man o man, I’m looking around to see what I can give you! 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 79
    Scallops and wings, interesting combo, but looks great.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    Thanks @RyanStl.  You actually picked up on something.  The scallops were a dietary request of the guest of honor.  I cooked the wings because my wife is not a big fan of seafood - and it isn't really a cookout a my place if I haven't cooked too much.

    After dinner, when I debriefed with my wife, we both agreed that while each piece of the meal was really good, it didn't really go well together.  For example, while I know I could have done mushrooms in white wine instead of red, I decided I like red better and I envisioned they would go well with the scallops - but they didn't.  They belong with beef.  And when I made my wing sauce (a mixture of 3 storebought sauces) I decided that a hotter than usual brand of Buffalo sauce I had open in the refrigerator was fine and I didn't need to buy the usual brand - but that proved to be a mistake as that flavor overwhelmed the rest of the sauce and was so hot that it was challenging to appreciate the other food.

    So, at this point, I'm not going to advocate for scallops and wings as a great combo - but I'm also not ruling it out, because the execution of the plan left a lot to be desired.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 574
    Looking at those pics, might be your friend got the better end of the deal.  The scallops are amazing.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    Thanks @dbCooper.  The scallops were a hit - but the biggest hit was the potatoes.  I couldn't believe it. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • It all looks wonderful, but speaking of those potatoes, @Foghorn, can you describe what you did with those.
    Stillwater, MN
  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,139
    Foghorn said:

    I don’t even know what to say... 

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 27,139

    Simply phenomenal brother horn.  

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.

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    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

    Just a man with a Muhle. 

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    You know if you resist his intelligence you wont stand a chance
    His mind is like a razor simply sharp as it can be
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  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,438
    Foghorn said:
    ...
    So, at this point, I'm not going to advocate for scallops and wings as a great combo - but I'm also not ruling it out, because the execution of the plan left a lot to be desired.
    That's kind of funny... I thought it all looked great but the wings caught my eye! (and I also like making scallops. so easy and so rewarding.)

    Your post above, though, made this quote jump to mind...   =)


    Now, how about the recipe for those potatoes?  :)

    LBGE/Maryland
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    @KiterTodd, you are not wrong about my lack of a method.

    and @StillH2OEgger,

    For the potatoes, I do a variation on this recipe:

    https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a10944/crash-hot-potatoes/

    Instead of cooking them in the oven I usually do them on the grill for 35-45 minutes at about 350 - until they are somewhat crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  I just season them with black lava salt and fresh ground pepper because I like seeing the black spots all over them - but obviously you can put whatever spices you want on them.  The hardest thing is to remember to put the olive oil on the foil BEFORE the potatoes - then more olive oil on top of the potatoes.  It's almost impossible to use too much olive oil...

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    SGH said:
    Foghorn said:

    I don’t even know what to say... 
    @SGH, I'm proud that I left you speechless and I didn't even mention that I seared them on cast iron after coating them in melted butter with a MST (metric sh!t ton) of chopped fresh garlic then covering them with cajun rub from "The Gumbo Shop" restaurant in New Orleans.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,438
    Thanks @Foghorn

    I'll be trying those potatoes this week! Going to smoke and pull a couple Chuck Roasts and these will go perfect with it.

    LBGE/Maryland
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    @KiterTodd, if you get short on time, you can microwave the potatoes until they are soft, but they don't end up being as fluffy in the middle - so boiling is preferred.  

    Microwaving works on weeknights.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,963
    edited September 15
    I can make a meal off those mushrooms alone (actually need crusty bread). They are definitely worth the time if you've got a day available. 


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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 15,996
    favor paid back x10000000000.

    Awesome cook, expected nothing less.
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  • As good as everything looks, I'll have to admit that the potatoes really caught my eye. Thanks for posting the details. They will be cooked in our house soon. 
    Wetumpka, Alabama
    LBGE and MM
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,370
    Foghorn said:
    SGH said:
    Foghorn said:

    I don’t even know what to say... 
    @SGH, I'm proud that I left you speechless and I didn't even mention that I seared them on cast iron after coating them in melted butter with a MST (metric sh!t ton) of chopped fresh garlic then covering them with cajun rub from "The Gumbo Shop" restaurant in New Orleans.
    This combo would go over well this side. Caliqueen loves scallops, and I love garlic. 

    I sort of like your wings too. 

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,060
    "I sort of like your wings too. "

    @caliking, I know how hard it was for you to admit that publicly.  I suspect that you feel a lot better now.  

    I'll try to be less of a d-bag about wings going forward.  No promises.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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