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Special meal on our new Mini. Our first BGE!

WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
edited 8:20AM in EggHead Forum
I promised my wife I would cook something special to christen our new Mini. We prepared my Cedar Plank Salmon Surprise; this is the recipe I entered in the Fire & Flavor Ultimate Grill Giveaway. It’s grilled salmon in a Root Beer marinade. I normally cook it on a cedar plank soaked in red wine but I only had cedar grilling papers. It is served topped with a glaze of Root Beer, orange juice, sugar, ginger, cayenne pepper and chopped roasted pecans. We had sweet corn and my wife’s special slaw made with poppy seed dressing and dried cranberries. It was a Winner!

Here’s how it went. I setup the new Mini on my brother's gasser.
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Lit the first fire.
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Marinating the salmon.
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Prepare the glaze.
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Salmon on the new Mini
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Dinner is served.
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Comments

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Very nice for a first cook, and congrats on the new egg.

    Just a friendly warning, watch that locking support. In that first pic it doesn't look locked forward. The lid will come down if you don't pull that hinge forward.

    Keep posting the great pics and recipes.
  • Nice! That Grill will make a nice storage unit. I havn't used my grill for 2+ years, only for storage. HA

    Soon you will have the large egg, Its natural progression :laugh:
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    my mini does not look like that!! my grid is even with the gasket??? now i need another mini ???
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    bill wrote:
    my mini does not look like that!! my grid is even with the gasket??? now i need another mini ???

    interesting you pointed that out..... my new mini i just got a couple weeks ago is also even with the gasket.

    anyone know why the difference?????
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Dunno, but count yourself lucky.

    On mine the grid sits below the gasket level. I got the mini woo ring to get the grid up to the gasket level and haven't cooked without it since.

    The mini cooks much better with the grid a little higher in my opinion.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    actually, i just rechecked and it sits between the one in the top picture and gasket level.....

    looks like i'm on the hunt for the mini-woo.
  • Nice job for the first cook. Interesting sounding marinade. Keep it up.

    I hope my first experience turns out as well as yours. You reminded me to make some coleslaw for our dinner.
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    point taken but i was thinking that your set up would allow more room for a 'palate setter/heat baffle'?
    was up at 5 and will be out by 6:30 tomorrow morning time for bed. perhaps we can compare diminsions tomorrow??
    bill
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    sure. the miniwoo does allow for easy indirect cooking too, but I am a big fan of raised cooking.

    Other than cooking on the spider i don't remember the last time i cooked on any of my eggs at less than gasket height.
  • Nice.
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Fidel wrote:
    Dunno, but count yourself lucky.

    On mine the grid sits below the gasket level. I got the mini woo ring to get the grid up to the gasket level and haven't cooked without it since.

    The mini cooks much better with the grid a little higher in my opinion.


    I plan on making a plate setter for mine out of a pizza stone when I return home for the winter
  • Love the Longaberger plates!!
  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    WOW Sounds like and looks like an eggceptional meal. I'm going to have to try that as I like Root Beer.

    abita-rootbeer.jpg
  • JimBeamJimBeam Posts: 22
    Does the mini come with feet or did you buy them separately?
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Mini does not come with feet. The dealer gave them to me, no charge!
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    can someone point me in the direction of the miniwoo?
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Hey Danny,

    Congrats on the new BGE, and welcome to the EggNation! Cool recipe you got there for the salmon.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    You obviously possess cooking talent.
    Is that a Chateau St. Michelle Reisling for accompaniment?
  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    If it's a WOO it will be here.

    http://www.eggaccessories.com/
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    Mike in Abita wrote:
    If it's a WOO it will be here.

    http://www.eggaccessories.com/

    looks like they only go down to a small on there.

    maybe it's a homemade item?
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Bacchus wrote:
    You obviously possess cooking talent.
    Is that a Chateau St. Michelle Reisling for accompaniment?

    Thanks you and you are correct. It was a 2004 Dry Riesling. I’m not a wine aficionado, my wife and sister-in-law always pick the wines. I’m a beer and brats kind of guy.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Interesting pairing. I bet it was good, especially if there was any sweetness to your glaze(such as brown sugar).
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Bacchus wrote:
    Interesting pairing. I bet it was good, especially if there was any sweetness to your glaze(such as brown sugar).

    Plenty of sweet from root beer, orange juice and sugar added.
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