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SPOTLIGHT

Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.

 


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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.

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    Scallops With Black Garlic Butter

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    Scallops and butter. No brainer. Add garlic. Duh! But black garlic? Oh my. And please, don’t skip the kumquats. Tangerines or Cuties are good, but kumquats are great.

    Makes. 4 appetizers or 2 entrees
    Takes. 5 minutes to prep, 5 minutes to sear
    Serve with. Rice pilaf, pasta, crusty bread or something that can be used to absorb any extra butter. You won’t want to waste a drop.

    Ingredients
    16 large day-boat scallops, about 1 ½ ounces each
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Grapeseed oil or other flavorless, high smoke-point vegetable oil, such as canola
    8 kumquats or 4 small tangerines
    Black Garlic Butter Sauce https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...garlic-butters
    Smoked paprika, for garnish

    Optional. If you want some spice, substitute chipotle powder for the smoked paprika.Another fun garnish: dulse or slivered seaweed. If you want to amp up the scallops, give them 10 minutes with a smoking gun either before grilling or after.

    About the kumquats. If you can’t find them, try harder. If you still can’t find them you can cut tangerines or cuties into slices and then quarters.

    Method
    1) Fire up. Warm 4 plates in a low oven. Get a grill screaming hot over direct radiant heat. Season both sides of the scallops very lightly with salt and pepper. Sear the scallops on one side until crusty and golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and sear for 1 minute only on the other side. The internal temp should reach 125 to 130°F.

    2) Serve. Slice the kumquats and discard the seeds. Divide the sliced kumquats among warm plates and place the scallops crusty side up, on top. Immediately spoon on the chunky Black Garlic Butter Sauce. Scatter smoked paprika or chipotle powder over the top.

  • Top | #2
    Wow, this sounds incredible. I am a huge fan of garlic, butter and scallops.

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    • Top | #3
      I am definitely going to give this a try. We have a local seafood purveyor across from the local farmer's market that has fresh Maine sea scallops 10-20/lb no additives or preservatives.

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      • Top | #4
        Awesome. Great recipe Meathead. I will definitely be trying this one out. My only concern is that my oven is mounted in the wall and is about 3 feet off the ground. Is that too high to warm my plates in??

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        • Polarbear777
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          Yes. You’ll need to put your toaster oven on the floor to accomplish this.

      • Top | #5
        Oh wow. Got that one on the list to try real soon. Thanks.

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        • Top | #6
          Please add a warning about scallops with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP). Should be avoided because they won’t cook right. I’ve bought the wrong ones before and it sucks.

          https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/08/...-scallops.html

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          • Top | #7
            Sounds delicious!!

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            • Top | #8
              Meathead ,Looks great, the SnS seems to be made to order for this. Though unless you live in a a large metro area I'm guessing black garlic is going to be had to come by.
              Last edited by Missin44; May 11th, 2019, 05:38 PM.

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              • Histrix
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                Not hard to make your own black garlic and a helluva lot cheaper. Google will show the way.

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              Originally posted by Missin44 View Post
              Meathead ,Looks great, the SnS seems to be made to order for this. Though unless you live in a a large metro area I'm guessing black garlic is going to be had to come by.
              Agreed, had already Googled black garlic and saw how to make it. Not super excited about leaving a rice cooker or any heat generating appliance plugged in for 2 weeks, especially when not home. Maybe in middle of garage floor or somewhere away from the house

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              • DiverDriver
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                Trust me make it in an Excalibur Dehydrator in the garage. Your house will smell like fermented garlic for weeks. One quart jar will last bout 2 years cooking time.

            • Top | #10
              Perfect timing.
              A friend and myself were just talking about scallops the other day...guess I figured out that part of the menu.

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                I tried this on Saturday - LOVED IT!!! Click image for larger version

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                • SmokingSteve
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                  Nice presentation on such a pretty plate!
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