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    Salamander techniques

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

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    Don’t forget to have hot pads on hand.

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    • Donw
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      And burn ointment handy.

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    Welcome to the Pit!

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      #4
      Never grilled a "salamander" but us it to sear to finish.
      Hello from NW Oregon.

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        #5
        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.

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          #6
          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.

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            #7
            When you ask about "salamander" techniques are you asking how folks in the Pit approach searing?

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              #8
              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.

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                #9
                Like this. To Redwng point, we use the broiler setting in our ovens…..

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                  #10
                  There are a few steak cookers out there you can get for home use:

                  Otto Grill


                  Beefer

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                  #11
                  In case you're wondering why it's called a salamander:

                  Salamanders in folklore - Wikipedia

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                  • CaptainMike
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                    Huh, who knew....

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

                  • Belfagor
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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

                  #12
                  I sous vide a chameleon once, close as I got to a salamander.

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                  • gcdmd
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                    What color was it when it was done?

                  #13
                  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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