Summer dinners usually means grilling outside, preferably with a stunning view and great company. That’s the norm for us at the lake at least. We use the Big Green Egg to grill dinner while admiring the picturesque sunset as it surprises us with the colors of the rainbow it’s going to chose for it’s palate that night. At the picnic table is as many little cousins as can sit still, or on a calm night, maybe just the adults sipping a glass of wine.
We use the Big Green Egg to grill dinner while admiring the picturesque sunset as it surprises us with the colors of the rainbow it’s going to chose for it’s palate that night.
My Uncle Timmy has always been the grill master of the family. We’ll provide the ingredients and let him work his magic. Ever since he got a Big Green Egg though, his grilling has gone to the next level. He is so passionate about the smoky flavors infused into the meats. The all-natural charcoal he uses gives the food incredible flavor. He adjusts the heat and temperature so he can do everything from grilling pizza to baking pie.
One of my favorite memories from last week at the lake was making pork tenderloin and potatoes for dinner for the family. Timmy and I decided to pair a zesty mustard and honey barbecue sauce with the pork and a viva caliente seasoning for the potatoes to balance the sweet and savory flavors. Of course, we couldn’t go through the grilling process without Snapchatting along the way. I’ve compiled our snaps into a Youtube video here so you can rewatch. You’ll notice the gorgeous background — the sunset chose to be a stunning neon pink and periwinkle that night creating a glow on everyone outdoors.
One night on the Big Green Egg we also grilled corn on the cob. The whole family liked to get involved so we grabbed the big bag of corn and sat around on the grass shucking – and I may have snuck a bite of the raw sweet corn here and there. Whether you’re putting large veggies straight on the grill, wrapping them in a tin foil package like we did in the video above, cooking pizza on a pizza stone or cooking salmon on a cedar plank, the options are endless with the Big Green Egg.
Timmy gave me a few tips for grilling. He said first and foremost, always use caution when grilling! You’ll notice he always “burps” the Egg before opening it to let out a little bit of the heat. Timmy also recommends using natural lump charcoal and starting naturally without fluids. You can see in the Snapchat we use this ignitor device to get the fire going so we don’t have to use liter fluid!
These memories with Uncle Timmy outside on the patio making dinner for the family are ones that I will cherish forever and look forward to every summer. It was a blast making videos on Snapchat with him. Based on the audience’s reaction, it looks like he may have to be a regular with his Big Green Egg.
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