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Honey Pear & Ginger Galette

Honey Pear Ginger Galette | Bjorn Bites & Booze

Honey Pear & Ginger Galette

This dessert was grilled on the Big Green Egg over red hot Jealous Devil Charcoal. This is one of those desserts you make over and over again! My happy taste testers have said that this is one of my best desserts I've made. Flaky puffy crust, sweet cream filling, topped with fall's harvest of sweet pears dripping with raw honey and tangy lemon juice. Grilled to perfection with the most amazing golden brown crust. Finished off with fresh lemon zest and powdered sugar. My taste testers were begging for another piece!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed

Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened, room temperature
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Bartlett pears, sliced into ¼" slices
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp turbinado sugar

Instructions
 

Prepare Grill

  • Place pizza stone on grill, heat to 400°F

Make Cream Cheese Filling

  • Place cream cheese in bowl, add turbinado sugar, ginger powder, and vanilla. Stir until smooth

Prepare Pears

  • Add sliced pears into shallow bowl. Add raw honey, and lemon juice. Very gently, fold pears, careful not to break, with honey/lemon juice mixture

Prepare crust

  • Place thawed crust on floured surface. Stack one sheet on top of the other. Fold in half. Roll out to compress, then fold in half again in the opposite direction. Roll out until you have a nice even dough. Roughly cut out into a rustic circle.

Place Galette together

  • Place dough on some parchment paper. Spread cream cheese filling on top of puff pastry dough, leaving a 1-2" border.
  • Arrange pear slices in a concentric circle, slightly overlapping.
  • Fold edges of dough over filling and pears. Brush edges of dough with beaten egg. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar over dough.
  • Place galette with parchment paper on top of pizza stone. Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Let stand until cooled to room temperature. Sprinkle with lemon zest, and powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Dessert recipes, Galette, Grilled Desserts, Pear Desserts, Pear recipes
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Grilled Monkfish with Parsley Beurre Blanc Sauce, Asparagus and Purple Cauliflower Purée

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Grilled Monkfish with Parsley Beurre Blanc Sauce, Asparagus and Purple Cauliflower Purée

This sweet, mild yet meaty fish, also known as the "poor man's lobster" was served with an elevated parsley beurre blanc sauce giving the fish a luscious and delicious bite every time! This is such a light and healthy meal, especially with the vibrant purple cauliflower purée with goat cheese and steamed asparagus. A quick and perfect weeknight dinner although fancy enough for a special romantic dinner for two! The monkfish and parsley beurre blanc sauce was grilled on the Big Green Egg over red hot Jealous Devil Charcoal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 monkfish fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp shallots, chopped finely
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

Prepare Beurre Blanc Sauce

  • Cube butter, and keep chilled
  • Combine shallots, apple cider vinegar and wine in sauce pot, and simmer to reduce.
  • Add cubed butter a little at a time, and stir until thoroughly combined and just melted. Remove from heat and save until serving time.

Prepare Monkfish

  • Start grill. Add plancha to grill to allow time to heat up.
  • Brush monkfish with olive oil on both sides. Salt & Pepper on both sides
  • Add monkfish to the grill, and grill 6-8 minutes on each side
  • Serve immediately with parsley beurre blanc sauce. I also served with steamed asparagus and purple cauliflower purée with goat cheese.
Keyword Dinner Recipes, Fish Recipes, Grilled Fish, Grilled Monkfish, Healthy Eating, Monkfish recipes, Parsley Beurre Blanc Sauce
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Main Course, Recipes

Spicy Pineapple, Mango & Jalapeño Wings

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Spicy Pineapple, Mango and Jalapeño Wings

These delicious wings were made on the BGE over red hot Jealous Devil Charcoal.
A little bit of sweet with a bit of heat, that’s how I like my wings! The perfect balance between sweet and heat make these juicy chicken wings from Dickie’s Barbecue at Home take you to the tropics, especially with the burst of flavor from Dickies Poultry Rub. These addictive wings are glazed with a sweet chili pineapple sauce to give them that extra bit of sweet heat. Expertly grilled on the amazing Grill Grates to get that perfect sear and crispy bite! Betcha can’t eat just one!
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

Pineapple, Mango and Jalapeno Salsa

  • 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 red chili pepper (Fresno pepper), seeded and diced
  • cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt to taste

Chicken Wings

  • 8-10 chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, almond oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Dickie's Poultry Rub

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Glaze

  • ¾ cup sweet chili sauce
  • cup Pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you want it spicier)

Instructions
 

Prepare Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Glaze

  • Add all ingredients in a sauce pot, and heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and save until ready to glaze chicken wings.

Prepare Chicken Wings

  • Prepare and clean grill to 400°F
  • Dry chicken wings with paper towel, and place on baking sheet. Rub olive/almond oil on both sides of chicken wings, and sprinkle seasoning liberally all over wings.
  • Once grill has come to temperature, place chicken wings on grill and cook to temperature. The last 5-10 minutes, glaze the chicken wings with the Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Glaze (both sides). Serve immediately with the Pineapple, Mango and Jalapeno Salsa.

Prepared Pineapple, Mango & Jalapeno Salsa

  • Place chopped pineapple, mango, jalapeno, fresno pepper, lime juice and cilantro in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Add salt to taste.
Keyword BBQ Chicken, Big Green Egg, Chicken Wings, Grill Grates, Grilled Chicken
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Main Course, Recipes

Pineapple Firecracker Chicken

Pineapple Firecracker Chicken | Wild West Viking

Pineapple Firecracker Chicken

Grilled this amazing Pineapple Firecracker Chicken dish on my Big Green Egg using a wok! Wok cooking is super fast and easy! This dish will beat any takeout dish hands down, with tender chunks of chicken and a great balance of the fiery sweet and spicy sauce!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into bite size (substitute tofu, pork, or shrimp)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups multi-colored bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1-2 hot peppers, thinly sliced (I used red fresno peppers, but can use Thai chili peppers depending on how spicy you liked it)
  • salt & pepper to season your protein
  • vegetable or peanut oil for your wok/pan

Sauce

  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp plum sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Garnish

  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Heat grill to high heat, and place wok in your Big Green Egg (or grill) to heat up.
  • Mix all ingredients for sauce in a bowl, whisk together ingredients and set aside.
  • Season chicken (or protein) with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in your Big Green Egg wok to heat up.
  • Cook chicken in your wok until done. Remove from pan.
  • Saute onion, garlic, and ginger for about 3-5 minutes, until onion is softened.
  • Add pepper, both sweet and hot, to pan and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add chicken back to wok, and add pineapples.
  • Pour sauce over ingredients, and cook until sauce thickens, and has coated all ingredients.
  • Serve over rice, garnish with sliced green onion, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Keyword Big Green Egg, Chicken on the Wok, Firecracker Chicken, Grilled Chicken, Grilling with a Wok, Pineapple Firecracker Chicken, Wok Cooking
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Grilled Chipotle & Maple Glazed Salmon

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Grilled Chipotle & Maple Glazed Salmon

This grilled chipotle, maple glazed salmon was cooked on the Big Green Egg MiniMax over red hot Jealous Devil Charcoal. Grilling this beautiful piece of salmon on a bed of lemon slices over a cedar plan ensures a juicy, smoky and perfect cook. The sweet and spicy chipotle dry rub rested on the salmon for about 30 minutes prior to going on the grill to really let the flavors meld. The last 5 minutes of grilling, the salmon was given a generous glaze of sweet Vermont maple syrup! This is a dish your people will ask you for again and again!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soak Plank 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

Chipotle Dry Rub

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp dried chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs salmon filet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 lemons, one halved, one sliced in medium slices

Instructions
 

Prepare Grill

  • Start your grill and heat up with red hot Jealous Devil Charcoal. Cooking will be indirect heat. Target heat is 450° for grilling salmon.

Prepare Cedar Plank

  • Soak and immerse cedar plank in water for 1 hour.

Prepare Chipotle Dry Rub

  • Combine all dry rub ingredients in small bowl, and stir to mix.

Prepare Salmon

  • Coat both sides of salmon with olive oil. Sprinkle Chipotle rub on the meat side and rub gently all over the salmon, don't forget the sides.

Grilling Salmon

  • Place lemon slices on prepared cedar plank, and place salmon on top of lemon slices. Grill for 15 minutes. The last 5-10 minutes glaze salmon with the maple syrup, and grill salmon until internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees.
  • The last 5 minutes of grilling time, place halved lemons on grill, until char marks appear.
  • Let salmon rest for 5 minutes, slice and serve with grilled lemons which you should squeeze over the salmon.

Notes

Sides: I served Spanish Rice with red and yellow peppers, and a side of mixed grape tomatoes.
Keyword Big Green Egg, Cedar Plank, Chipotle Salmon, Grilled Salmon, Jealous Devil Charcoal, Maple Glaze, MiniMax
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