The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
FOOD PREP TOOLS
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Microplane graters. Coarse, medium, fine & a spice grater make quick work of shredding making zest & grating tasks
Feed chute accessory for the Microplane graters. Allows you to grate small pieces without grating your fingers
The graters have a rail that the feed chute can slide along
There is a pusher assembly that fits inside feed cute to keep food in contact with the grater surface
A variety of good sharp knives helps speed prep and makes it less of a chore
Keeping these knives sharp is easy with these Wusthoff sharpeners. One is for standard knives & one for the santoku
Top to bottom: 5” santoku knife / 8” chefs knife / 8” serrated bread knife / 9” sharpening stone
Top to bottom: 9” carving knife / 8” panini knife / 5” serrated tomato knife
The santoku is my go to knife. I prefer it to a chefs knife for most tasks. It has a thin blade that slices easily
This specialty knife is a Panini Knife with a serrated blade & an offset handle to keep your knuckles from hitting the cutting board while slicing sandwiches
Kitchen shears for cutting food, strings etc. This pair also has bottle opener on the blades & a nutcracker
A good heavy cleaver helps from start to finish. From chopping up chicken wings to making pulled pork
Vegetable peelers remove the skin from potatoes, carrots & even fresh ginger
A mandoline slicer uses a sliding feed chute that is drawn across a fixed blade to create unitform thickness slices or julienne cuts.
The mandiline makes quick work of normal slicing tasks.
Various thickness inserys are used to produce various thickness slices or julienne cuts.
The feed chute is hinged & has spikes on the bottom to accomodate larger size pieces like this large white onion.
Vegetable chopper makes quick work of dicing and slicing. There are a total of 4 different cuts made possible by switching inserts with different blades
The bottom of the chopper where the food collects is marked so you can stand the chopper up vertically & measure the amount you have chopped
Orange, lemon & lime juicers great for making sauces & marinades
A citrus zester, a one trick pony tool that is great for making long stringy peels of citrus zest
An apple corer-you screw it into the top of the apple then hold the black plastic ring while you pull it out.
A jalapeno corer. You cut the top off the jalapeno and then screw this in and it extracts the core and seeds
Garlic press. This model has two blades for fine chopping & slices
Mortar & pestle for grinding herbs & spices-I also use a coffee grinder as shown in the Appliances Section
Good quality non-stick pans make cooking tasks easier, more predictable & clean up is fast
The pans can be used on the stove, in an oven up to 400 degrees & on the side burner of the grill. Cleanup is amazingly quick & easy.
Dutch oven made from heavy duty enameled cast iron is amazingly versatile. I never knew how much I needed one until I got it. Baked beans can go from stove, to oven. to grill in same pan.
You develop a wonderful golden brown crust when you sear in and an overnight soak is all it takes to make it wipe clean in the morning.
Here the Dutch oven is being used to sear a roast that is now headed out to the smoker. The pan drippings from the sear will be used to make a great gravy.
These baked beans started in this pan on the stove & have been in the oven for 3 hours, next stop is the gas grill where they will be indirect cooked for one more hour with smoke.
Butcher’s string for tying up roasts
Most recipes call for fresh ground black pepper. This Peugeot peppermill has grades from coarse to fine
A dredge (shaker) to help evenly distribute rubs or powders. The adjustable top gives you 3 sizes of openings
Basting brush for brushing sauces or melted butter on food. The notch fits into the rim of your pan or bowl
Non-aerosol mister for atomizing & spraying liquids such as olive oil onto your food. Pump it to pressurize it
Stainless steel whisk for mixing wet & dry ingredients
Strainer for taking fats & other solids out of sauces & gravy
Fine Mesh Fat Skimmer for skimming fat off the surface of soups, stews and sauces.
Fat separator for making gravies. Pour in the pan drippings & pour out the liquid while the fat stays behind
Marinade injector for shooting marinades under the skin of meats & poultry
Silicon over sink strainer. I love this strainer It is adjustable so you can suspend it over just about any sink.
When it is time for cleanup it is dishwasher safe & when you are done it collapses for storage.
This is a silicone strainer for use over a pan.
Like my other silicon strainer it is easy to clean & collapses for storage.
Rubber kitchen gloves. Good for handling hot meats. I use them sometimes to help out with pulling pork
Rockin’ Pizza Cutter makes quick work of cutting pizzas. One stroke cuts the entire width of the pizza.
Various items that make preparing your food for the grill easier. Many of these assist in prepping any kind of food. Some are essential some are optional, but nice to have. See also EGGCESSORIES 3 - Toolsfor tools used for more Big Green Egg related tasks.