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Aspen’s Favorite Big Green Egg Recipes

July 1, 2024
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Aspen’s Favorite Big Green Egg Recipes

7 Big Green Egg Recipes

To help you make the most of this incredible outdoor cooker, we've rounded up our team’s favorite Big Green Egg recipes to try this season. We’ve also included a few pro tips from our EGGsperts.

1) Smoked Beef Brisket

Achieving the perfect smoked brisket requires time and patience. We recommend you start by preparing a flavorful dry rub and generously coating the brisket. Then, set up your Big Green Egg for indirect grilling and slow-cook the brisket at a low temperature for several hours, allowing the rich, smoky flavor to infuse the meat. For an extra touch of tenderness, consider wrapping the brisket in foil during cooking.

2) Planked Peach Salmon

Get ready for smoky, sweet, and savory flavors in every bite! To make this salmon recipe, soak a cedar plank in water and place it on the grill. Next, lay the salmon filets on top of the plank and add slices of fresh peaches for a burst of natural sweetness. The direct heat from the Big Green Egg will gently cook the salmon to perfection while infusing it with a subtle smoky flavor. Be sure to brush the salmon and peaches with the recipe’s glaze dressing made from honey, soy sauce, ginger root, and sesame oil for an extra layer of flavor.

3) Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

To prepare this recipe, generously season the chicken with a mix of fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Then, truss the chicken to ensure even cooking and juicy results. The key to success is maintaining a consistent temperature inside the Big Green Egg. Doing so allows the chicken to develop a crispy, golden-brown skin while remaining succulent on the inside.

Our EGGsperts recommend placing a halved lemon and a few garlic cloves inside the cavity of the chicken to infuse the meat with even more flavor as it roasts. The result is a delectably flavorful roasted chicken that's sure to be a hit at any gathering.

4) Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

For this recipe, start by seasoning the pork tenderloin with your favorite Big Green Egg spices (i.e., Nashville Hot, Sweet & Smoky, Savory Pecan) then wrap it tightly with strips of bacon to infuse it with rich, savory flavor. We recommend securing the bacon with toothpicks to prevent it from unraveling during grilling.

Preheat the Big Green Egg and set it up for indirect cooking before placing the tenderloin on the grill. Cook the tenderloin until the bacon is crispy and the pork reaches the desired internal temperature (145°F/63°C). The result is a juicy, flavorful dish that's sure to be a huge hit with your guests!

5) Roasted Hatch Chile Mac N Cheese

This recipe combines the creamy, cheesy comfort of mac ‘n’ cheese with the subtle heat and smoky flavor of roasted chile! Start by roasting fresh hatch chiles directly on the grill until they're charred and blistered. Next, incorporate the roasted chiles into the recipe’s mac 'n' cheese blend that uses crème fraîche, grated nutmeg, and Gouda and pepper-jack cheese.

Our EGGsperts recommend using a combination of mild and hot chiles to balance the heat level to your preference. When baking the mac 'n' cheese on the Big Green Egg, consider adding a handful of wood chips to infuse the dish with a hint of smokiness.

6) Steak and Bleu Cheese Pizza

After adding a layer of tangy bleu cheese dressing or crumbles, top the pizza with thinly sliced steak, caramelized onions, and a sprinkle of fresh arugula. Grill the pizza until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly, then slice and serve for a delicious and gourmet pizza experience!

7) Molten Chocolate Cake

Still using a traditional oven to bake your desserts? It’s time you started using the EGG to its full potential. To make this recipe, prepare individual ramekins (or baking cups) with a cocoa powder and butter coating to achieve a perfect crust. Set up the Big Green Egg for indirect grilling and bake the cakes until the edges are set but the center is still soft.

Be sure not to overbake the cakes to ensure a gooey, molten center. Serve the cakes warm with a light dusting of powdered sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Our EGGsperts recommend making enough for seconds on this one!

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With these pro techniques and mouthwatering recipes, you're ready to make the most of the summer grilling season ahead. Happy grilling! Remember to shop EGGcessories, including the convEGGtor, at The Plant Shop, where you’ll also find a wide variety of seasonings and sauces.


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