Gary House of Cooking-Outdoors.com has come up with some innovative ways to help you get the most out of cooking products in the past, and he's done it again. Here's one for the Big Gas Grill: turn the BBQ Box into a Smoke Box! Oh yeah, the Jalapeno Poppers? Delish! Give them a try...
Football tailgate recipes are available everywhere these days, I am guilty of throwing a few up from time to time and this is no exception. The big point I want to make here is the technique and not the recipe, though the recipe is pretty darn good if I do say so myself. You might remember the recipe from a previous post: Plank grilled stuffed jalapenos, a popular recipe in my grilling classes also.
These jalapenos, stuffed with a cream cheese filling, spiced up with â€œFire saltâ€, topped with bacon, smoked on a Cedar plank and very tasty, are one of those â€œYou just canâ€™t eat oneâ€ snacks, perfect for the tailgate party. However, what do you do if you do not have a cedar plank handy? Smoke them with smoking chips, of course!
I converted my Camp Chef Big Gas Grill into a smoke box, used some of my favorite smoking chips and grilled the stuffed jalapenos for the football â€˜Homegateâ€ game. â€œHomegatingâ€ is a new term that is floating around, that refers to tailgating at home or setting up the party before the football game, which is what most of us do. I noticed that the NFL is kicking this term off as well.
Whether you Homegate or Tailgate, this recipe is perfect to share with your friends for some game time grilling!
The Camp Chef Big Gas Grill comes with two cooking grates; just remove one as I did, to add the smoking chips to the grill box. If you need the space for lots of food, move the chips to the middle of the grill box and put the grate back on.
The chips are not in direct contact with the flames, there is no need to soak them, as this would just create steam instead of smoke.
Smoking chip flavors to consider: Apple, Cherry, Pecan, or any light fruitwood will go nicely with this recipe.