My Dad is the smoked Chicken thigh master and this is his recipe and methodology. Once you’ve had these smoked chicken thighs, it makes other types of chicken pale in comparison. First of all, the thigh is an extra juicy cut of meat- it’s surprising that so many people rely on dry chicken breasts when the thigh is really where the flavor is! And they are a great price at the grocery store! Ever wonder why everyone uses Chicken Thighs at BBQ competitions- because they are the best tasting!
I’m usually not a fan of iceberg lettuce — it’s basically crunchy water. But, I am a fan of a wedge salad layered in creamy blue cheese dressing topped with crispy bacon! So while I’ve grilled all types of lettuces (including grilled romaine, for which I’ve gained notoriety with my fans, friends, and family) I decided I needed to try to grill an iceberg wedge salad because everything is better with a little smoke and char from the grill
We love a GRATE steak but steak pinwheels are next level for summertime entertaining. Join "GrillGirl" Robyn Lindars and our own Hakim Callender as they prepare for their first dinner party at the ROBOT RANCH. Watch now for Steak Pinwheels with Fresh Pesto and Provolone cooked on the flat side of GrillGrates on the Big Green Egg.
By Brad Barrett | Published Jan 27, 2022 | Last updated Feb 21, 2022 | 1 Comment
Tortillas make great bases for quesadillas on the grill and nifty appetizers. Sometimes they’ll bubble up with air on the grill. Hot off the grill it is 5-minute grill duty. Of course, I’ll grill the vegetables first over a beer or two, and maybe some brats, but mostly its tortillas for healthy grilled appetizers. Got to have some hang time at the grill before kickoff!
Swedish Hasselback Pit Roasted Cheesy Bacon Potatoes
By Harry Soo | Published Nov 17, 2021 | Last updated Feb 28, 2022 | 8 Comments
If you’ve never tried roasting potatoes in your smoker you’ll be pleasantly surprised that the flavor is better than doing it in the oven. This recipe for pit roasted Swedish Hasselback potatoes works well for a formal dinner or a backyard party. You can also cook this ahead and reheat when you arrive at your event (save the topping until before you serve). I sped up the cooking process by microwaving the potato first. I’ve also taken these to a tailgate and a camping trip and they were a huge hit.
This method of preparing potatoes was invented in the 1950’s at the Hasselbacken Restaurant, now attached to a hotel in central Stockholm, Sweden. The hotel was established in the 1700s as an inn and was originally a traditional red hut in the midst of a hazelnut trees, which is how it got its name. Restaurant Hasselbacken opened in 1853 in a grand new building and Hasselbackspotatis were first served in the 1950s and were an instant hit and have become popular all over the world.
It looks intricate with its accordion pleats fanning out as you cook it and is easy to make. All you need is to place two wooden cooking spoons next to your potato and a sharp knife to cut down ¾ way until the spoon handles stop the knife. You can also dress it up many ways for a show-stopping presentation with Parmesan, bacon, Cheese Whiz, sour cream, chives, and pretty much anything that goes with a baked potato.
This recipe is to make some beautiful ‘Wreath’ Pizzas, grilled over a hot fire using Grill Grates. You can get creative with the toppings. Most of the toppings will go on the pizza after it has been cooked, as finishing toppings. These pizzas can serve as a main course, or an incredibly tasty appetizer.