Cooking Seafood with Live-fire
Grilling seafood may seem intimidating and challenging at first, but you can unlock delicious flavors with the Big Green Egg. Seafood such as fish and shellfish is full of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, zinc, and iodine to help keep your body healthy. Eating a variety of seafood regularly is essential for balanced nutrition. Grilling your seafood with the Big Green Egg’s live-fire flavor is a great way to ensure that you get all these nutrients while creating amazing meals for your family.
Throughout history, seafood has been an essential part of families’ diets. From ancient Egypt to many parts of Asia, people have consumed seafood for centuries. It was seen as a luxury and a symbol of status and wealth, especially during the Roman Empire. As time went on, seafood became more accessible to everyone and started becoming a staple in many households across the world.
When it comes to grilling seafood, there are many different techniques you can use with your Big Green Egg for delicious results. Planking is a popular method which involves placing the fish on boards of aromatics for an amazing smoky flavor. Grilling is another great method which involves placing the seafood directly on the grate. This allows for direct contact with the live-fire flames and creates a delicious crispy crust. Searing is also an option which involves cooking over high heat to form a tasty crust while keeping the meat juicy. Steaming, smoking and cold smoking are also options for creating flavorful seafood dishes.
With the Big Green Egg and its signature live-fire flavor, you can easily create delicious meals for your family in no time. Now that you have a better understanding of why grilling seafood is both healthy and tasty, as well as the different methods available on the Big Green Egg, it’s time to jump in and get grilling! The Big Green Egg is designed to make grilling an easy and enjoyable experience, so don’t be afraid to explore the different techniques and find out which one works best for you. With these tips and tricks, you will be able to grill like a pro in no time! Happy Grilling!
Plank cooking is a unique culinary method which originated with the Native Americans and has evolved into a popular at-home grilling technique that adds a new dimension of flavor to your grilling experience.
Cedar wood is known for its spicy and fragrant smoke flavor and is a classic pairing with salmon, and also pairs well with beef, pork, vegetables and soft cheeses. Alder wood, with its delicate earthy flavor, is the perfect pairing for white fish like halibut, seafood in general, vegetables, and fruit. Our grilling planks come from certified sustainable and food grade sources.
Providing a subtle ingredient to your favorite recipes, natural lump charcoal delicately seasons food as it cooks. With live-fire charcoal grilling on the EGG, creating amazing-tasting grilled seafood is easier than you think. The direct grilling method works best with large fish filets, full fish, or shellfish.
Searing is exposing food to high heat for short cooking times, browning the surface while partially or completely cooking the interior. Using a cast iron plancha or a skillet as your cooking surface, fish and seafood are very popular ingredients for preparing seared recipes, with a delicious contrast of taste and texture between the crust and the inside of the food.
Using a Big Green Egg Dutch oven, the traditional method of steaming seafood is great for mussels, clams and crab legs.
Cooking at low temperatures – with extra flavor added using smoking woods – is the perfect technique for oysters and large pieces of fish, which are hearty enough to take on the smoky flavors.
Cold-smoking is a technique that keeps temperatures very low and “cooks” the meat with smoke. This method is perfect for salmon, trout and shrimp, and is also fun to try with harder cheeses.