Friday, October 28, 2011

New Weber Sear Grate

Hello everyone. Here is my second cook on my new sear grate, and I took plenty of pictures.

First of all, here is the new kettle with side table. I added a little tool rack and the Weber Slide-Aside (in the back so it’s not visible in this picture).

This sear grate is a part of the Weber BBQ System

I used some of Steven’s Columbian Spice Paste, which by the way, is just awesome. In this case I slathered it on two NY Strip steaks 4.5 hours before cooking time.

To start the chimney, I use starters that I made. I learned how to make them from my good friend, Bob BQN.

I placed my charcoal baskets in the center of the grill and poured the charcoal in.

This puts the heat directly below the sear grate. It gets really hot!

After letting it heat up for some time, I put the steaks on. I seared for 3 minutes on each side, then moved them off the sear grate and onto the side for indirect grilling. This cooked them perfectly, giving the best sear marks I have ever gotten.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jalapeño Jeaven!

I recently got a jalapeño grill at First Monday in Canton, TX. I usually walk right past these things, but this one caught my eye. What got my attention was the design. The holes in this cooker were different. There is a number of tabs around each hole. It turns out that this design not only allows for you to use different size jalapeños, it also allows heat to come up around the sides of the jalapeño, allowing for even cooking. The grill included a coring tool that makes gutting those peppers a breeze! 

I picked one up to try out and I have to say that I’m very pleased with the results. I actually use this a lot more often than I expected to, both in the oven and in the smoker, and it's great every time.

More info on their website.