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The Dome Failed!

KBKB Posts: 144
edited 12:43PM in EggHead Forum
The BP Oil Well Dome failed, but not my Large Big Green Egg. Thanks to all of your comments, my first cook was a success. Following your advice, I cooked a spatchcocked Chicken. I used a Moroccan-style marinate: extra virgin olive oil, lemon, cumin, cilantro, etc. And we didn't overdo it on the oil!

I cooked it with the place-setter in the egg, because I didn't want to chance any flare-ups for my first cook (and possible damage to my DidgiQ probes. At first the temperature of my digiQ showed a large discrepancy with the thermometer in the egg. That changed when I attached the DidgiQ alligator clip to the post for the thermometer. The meat temperature stayed at 56 deg F for a long time; that might be because I didn't push the connector into the unit all the way. It all was working fine by the time the chicken was done. My spouse looked it over and wanted it cooked longer (you can see some pink-colored areas in the pic below, but I think it was done). I cut some breast meat for myself and she threw the rest back on the grill along with a second batch of veggies (coated in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt). We had a lot of different veggies, including the bell peppers below. It was a complete meal with some kalamata olives and fresh baked bread.

We used the left overs as toppings for pizzas we made today. Cheers and thanks again!




  • Chef CharlesChef Charles Posts: 870

    Nice looking cook.



    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • KBKB Posts: 144
    thanks. It will be a lot easier for the second try at cooking something now that I know how everything works. I bought some welders gloves (again advice from posts on here) and they worked great for removing the hot place setter and placing my hands over the grill to handle the food and its containers.
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Nice job, looks good! :)
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    I wish I had taken a pic of the spatchcocked chicken on the grill and the variety of veggies, including portabella mushrooms, but I didn't think about my camera until the chicken was carved and thrown back on the grill.
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    looks good
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    thanks BigA! It was.
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