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big green egg as a wood oven

I like my big green egg. I’m not a fanatic like some, mind you. But I do like it. It does a lot of stuff pretty well. Kamodos are the Swiss army knife of charcoal grills. They do everything pretty well. But they do one thing better than any other grill I know. The big green egg as a wood oven. That’s it’s wheelhouse. And nobody knows this. I don’t know why. It’s dead easy. You probably already have almost all the bits you need.

Use your big green egg as a wood oven to crank out some amazing meals.

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salmon with quinoa salad

My appreciation for quinoa came late. This was one trend I didn’t pay any attention to initially. Quinoa? Ancient grains? Sounds like barley to me. Who cares! That was a mistake. I finally got around to trying it. Hooked. That mildly nutty flavour is a canvas to play with. It’s healthy. It’s tasty. And you can do all kinds of stuff with it. Salmon with quinoa salad is just one way to use it. Not a bad one though, if I do say so myself.

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pad thai for the rest of us

There was a time before Internet. Hard to believe but true. Back then, you had to figure things out the hard way. PBS. Cookbooks. Word of mouth. All still great but more work. I learned how to cook pad thai in the only cooking class I ever took.  Taught by a Thai who I would credit except I have no idea what her name was. This recipe has drifted a bit over the years but still have my original notes so I know it’s really her recipe with some of my technique on top.

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