Garlic Old Bay Corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Garlic Old Bay corn is something I have to make for myself. Anita isn’t a fan of Old Bay seasoning, while I am convinced that it is the best thing ever. So while I make her some honey butter corn-on-the-cob on the Char-Broil Big Easy, I load up on this corn heavily flavored (or lightly flavored… it’s up to you) with garlic and of course Old Bay. It’s reminiscent of a crab or shrimp boil but well, with just corn!
Garlic Old Bay Corn on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou can get quite a bit of corn on the Big Easy at once, specially if you use a Bunk Bed basket or two. Keep in mind that the corn towards the bottom of the cooker might be done before those at the top.

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Garlic Old Bay Corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a Bunk Bed basket or two to cook more corn at once on your Big Easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn-on-the-cob husks and silks removed, cut in half
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning I definitely used more since I LOVE Old Bay!

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Place the 8 pieces of corn onto pieces of foil.
  • Place the butter, garlic powder and Old Bay in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted and the seasonings are dissolved. Brush over the tops of the corn. Rotate and brush the other side of the corn.
  • Seal tightly in the foil and place into the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook in the Big Easy for 20-25 minutes or until the corn is tender.

Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Weber has a line of marinade mixes that you add juice to that are really, really good. They’re perfect for flavoring chicken like this lemon pepper marinaded chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. I picked up a package of each and used them to marinate my favorite, split chicken breasts. The Lemon Pepper marinade is mixed with lemon juice to produce wonderfully seasoned chicken. A little garlicky, a little herby and a little lemony, it’s a nice light refreshing marinade.
Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Since it cooks at a high temperature you do have to watch that your lemon pepper marinaded chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy doesn’t char. One way to help prevent that is to not use marinades containing substances that might burn, like sugar or honey. The other is to rinse the chicken before cooking. Now, you’re going to lose a bit of flavor doing that, but if like me you’re going to remove the skin before eating, it really doesn’t make that big of a difference.

Weber makes all sorts of great flavored Just Add Juice marinades. Check out my garlic and herb marinaded chicken, also cooked on the Big Easy.Weber Marinades

Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Pickle Poppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Sure, you’ve made jalapeno poppers on your Char-Broil Big Easy. And you loved them. But Aunt Martha didn’t like them one bit. “They’re too darned spicy”, she said. Well, today is Aunt Martha’s lucky today because now she can chow down on some super-tasty pickle poppers without worrying about the heat.
Pickle Poppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy
Make sure you read my notes in the recipe. They’ll make making these pickle poppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy a breeze. I really liked the change from the ‘usual’ jalapeno poppers. They’re hard to stop eating, so make sure you make a big batch. If you haven’t already, invest in a Bunk Bed Basket or two for your Big Easy. It gives you a lot more cooking space.

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Pickle Poppers on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: You'll need a Bunk Bed basket for your Big Easy to cook more than 4 or so pickle halves at a time. Poppers can be assembled in advance to finish cooking on the Big Easy.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12 poppers

Ingredients

  • 6 baby dill pickles
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 clove of garlic minced
  • Toothpicks
  • Your favorite seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Meanwhile, slice the pickles in half horizontally. Using a melon baller carefully scoop out the centers of the pickles. Set aside. NOTE: I found it much easier to just use my finger nail (with a food-safe glove on) to do this.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Add bacon slices and bake for 20 minutes to partially cook the bacon. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Cut each pieces in half lengthwise. NOTE: The easiest way to do this is to roll each piece up and then make a single cut down the middle.
  • Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, and garlic, Working in batches, form about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into a shape like a fat cigarette that will fit into the cavity of the pickles.
  • Working in batches, add shaped cheese to the pickle centers. Secure one end of a piece of bacon to the end of the pickle slice by inserting a toothpick horizontally. Wrap the bacon around the rest of the pickle, also securing the other end with a toothpick.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly dust pickle poppers with your favorite seasoning and transfer to a Big Easy basket.
  • Cook in the Big Easy for 20 minutes or until the bacon starts to char and the cheese has melted.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.