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Scallops on my new toy

Haven't posted any pics in a while. My wife gave me a cast iron half moon grill for my birthday. I finally got around to using it. I did scallops for about 30sec/side with a little oil, salt, pepper. Had grilled salad and risotto on the side. Balsamic glaze on top of it all. It was one of the best meals I have had recently.

Also, I got a meat slicer for Christmas and have been wearing out some smokey turkey breast. Wife and kids love it. I threw in one pic of that.

Thanks for looking.


Winston-Salem, NC 


  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    edited February 2013
    Looks great and a perfect use of the half moon griddle! 

    I have been making turkey breasts for lunch meat as well, but am still looking for the right slicer. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 215

    Nice sear on those scallops.  That's the way it's done!  That meal looks scrumptious.  


    Living Large and XL

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    Well done. I think a half moon griddle is on my ever growing, not neccessary, but effin happening list. Thanks.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Very good! I have that 1/2 moon griddle now I just need some scallops
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Thanks. I have done fish on it also. Thinking of seeing how hot I can get it for a reverse sear on a steak.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • I love scallops and that looks great! I am new to the BGE world, and I had never even heard of the 1/2 moon griddle.

    It looks like something I could certainly use.

    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448

    Nice, love scallops. I have that half moon set up also and last friday I blackened some tuna steaks and they were almost gone when I got in the house. All I heard before I put them on was "I'm not eatin none of that red crap!" Yeah, keep talkin.

  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 965
    Nice looking food. Smoked turkey would be a great go to when there are no left overs.


    Texarkana, TX

  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 387
    I finally have my wife on board for the BGE by showing her these pictures. She loves scallops and has been wanting a smoke turkey for a while.

    Thanks for the help on selling her!
    LBGE 2013 - MiniMax 2015 - Seemingly every accessory the fine folks at CGS sell - Fightin' Texas Aggie till I die - Gig 'Em - Located in the bright lights of Dallas
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    tamu2009 said:
    I finally have my wife on board for the BGE by showing her these pictures. She loves scallops and has been wanting a smoke turkey for a while.

    Thanks for the help on selling her!

    that's great. makes my day.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • There have been some slicer threads lately and it's got me started to looking at them too.  If you've posted I apologize, but what type did you get and are you happy with it?  Thx.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • It's hard not to overcook scallops -- your sear looks like you have it down to a science -- i have plenty of CI, but the half moon is on my "NEED" list !!  Thanks for posting..
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    What else would you use a CI griddle for? I have one but have never used it.



     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • Hoow about blackening fish or chicken?? 
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Hoow about blackening fish or chicken?? 

    I have used mine for scallops, blackening fish, panini sandwiches, steaks, and burgers using the reverse sear method.
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    The other side has ridges, kind of a "mangrate" vibe going on. I am going to try some burgers with it. The kids want pancakes and eggs of it too.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Thanks for the suggestions. Seared bacon wrapped scallops tonight in a cast iron skillet. Scored serious points with the better half. As always ... Never cook enough.
  • shtgunal3 said:
    What else would you use a CI griddle for? I have one but have never used it.
    try burgers...they are very good on the half moon Ci. I do them all the time...turns out great1
    Brandon, MS
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,129
    That's a lovely looking plate. The baslamic sounds tasty!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Thanks for the comments. I made turkey burgers on the other side of the half moon last night and they were a big hit. I really like that thing so far.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • mb99zzmb99zz Posts: 183
    The scallops look fantastic.  Love the sliced turkey too....makes me want to get a slicer.  
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