Mastering the Big Green Egg® by Big Green Craig
An Operator's Manual and Cookbook
Make Smoking Your Second Language
Craig Tabor lives, breathes, cooks and swears by the Big Green Egg®. This certified “Egg-head” knows the Big Green Egg® like the back of his hand—not only from winning multiple grilling competitions around the country and running one of the most popular Big Green Egg® blogs, craigtabor.com, but from adopting the mentality that there is nothing he won’t grill. In this stellar comprehensive guide, Craig lays out everything you need to know to conquer and perfect cooking with your Big Green Egg® and teaches you firsthand how to become a pro like him.
Craig shows you how to set up your Big Green Egg® for success, from assembly, to maintenance, to lighting the coals just right for each recipe, ensuring the perfect temperature for the perfect cook. Once your fire is blazing, the real hard part begins: picking which recipe to try first! Go for comforting classics like Meat Candy (a.k.a. Pork Ribs) or Nashvegas Hot Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Try out meals with a twist like Sriracha Peach-Glazed Pork Chops or Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey–Glazed Cedar-Planked Salmon. Or, grill a variety of delectable dishes you never imagined you could, like Seafood Paella, Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza or Maple Bacon Oatmeal Cookies. And for those intimidating cuts of meat like brisket and pork shoulder? Not to worry—Craig walks you through how to trim, wrap, prep and cook them with helpful step-by-step photos. With Craig’s expertise guiding you, it’s only a matter of time before you become a master of the Big Green Egg®.