Seekh Kabab Smashburger Patties

Nice crispy crust on the smashburger patties

"Smashburgers" remain my favorite way to cook burger patties. Not only does this require little prep work (fulfilling Neghae's MIME criteria), the patty develops a crispy outside with a juicy inside. For this cook, I experimented with three different seasonings: Garam Masala (nowadays available in most grocery stores) vs Tikka Shan Masala (available on Amazon if … Continue reading Seekh Kabab Smashburger Patties

To Become a Pitmaster, Learn Indirect vs Direct Cooking

Ever burned your meat because the coals are too hot?  Tired of standing by your grill,  constantly shifting your food to avoid a burnt exterior and raw interior (see pic below)?   The solution: understanding indirect vs direct cooking. This simple concept fulfills Pitmaster Neghae's MIME criteria (Maximum Impact, Minimum Effort).  In it's simplest form, it involves arranging … Continue reading To Become a Pitmaster, Learn Indirect vs Direct Cooking

Can Naan Be Cooked on the Inner Wall of a Big Green Egg (like a tandoor)?

When I bought the XL Big Green Egg (BGE) - a grill made from made from ceramic just like a tandoor - from BBQ Galore, my first question was "can I make naan by slapping the dough on the inner wall?" The sales guy looked at me funny and said "probably not." I later understood that the … Continue reading Can Naan Be Cooked on the Inner Wall of a Big Green Egg (like a tandoor)?