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    Salamander techniques

    I would love to see your take high-temp "salamander" techniques.

    Don’t forget to have hot pads on hand.


    • Donw
      Donw commented
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      And burn ointment handy.

    Welcome to the Pit!


      Never grilled a "salamander" but us it to sear to finish.
      Hello from NW Oregon.


        Welcome from St. Cloud, FL.

        I use my oven broiler when I want to sear/brown or melt cheese. Sometimes I will leave the food in a pan and cover it if I just want to melt cheese. I don't have any type of pizza oven.


          Get a full chimney going then into the vortex on the 22”. I’d pat it down with paper towel beforehand to ensure crispy skin.


            When you ask about "salamander" techniques are you asking how folks in the Pit approach searing?


              Not to sound like a "know it all", but a salamander is a restaurant term for the thing that puts the heat source from above,. To melt cheese, or brown something.


                Like this. To Redwng point, we use the broiler setting in our ovens…..

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                  There are a few steak cookers out there you can get for home use:

                  Otto Grill



                  In case you're wondering why it's called a salamander:

                  Salamanders in folklore - Wikipedia


                  • CaptainMike
                    CaptainMike commented
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                    Huh, who knew....

                  • Oak Smoke
                    Oak Smoke commented
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                    Smart people are handier than a pocket on a shirt. I love stuff like that.

                  • Belfagor
                    Belfagor commented
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                    But even better, since they were thought to live in flames without being consumed, they appear in medieval love poetry as symbols unrequited love. Nothing says lustful longing like a salamander

                  I sous vide a chameleon once, close as I got to a salamander.


                  • gcdmd
                    gcdmd commented
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                    What color was it when it was done?

                  if someone comes up with a good recipe I will be fed for life with all the salamanders I have around here! geckos, lizards, whatever the heck they are.



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