Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Good bye ho-hum roasted pumpkin seeds. I’ve made them, and made plenty. It’s not that they were bad, but they were never the things dreams were made of. Fear not, because pumpkin seeds roasted on the Char-Broil Big Easy ARE the thing dreams are made of. They are perfectly crunchy, but not over-done. They are tasty, but not over-seasoned. They’re just… great!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on the Char-Broil Big EasyIf you prefer to flavor your seeds, do so after you’ve roasted them. Do it pretty much immediately after you remove them from your Big Easy. As they cool they won’t ‘take’ the seasoning as well. I felt that these seeds were absolutely perfect with just a little salt!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on the Char-Broil Big Easy

To make things easier, you'll need a bunk bed basket.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus a little more for sprinkling
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Line your Bunk Bed basket with foil. This will make a nice little 'bowl' for your seeds. Alternatively you can line the bottom of the Big Easy basket with foil but I find the basket to be easier. Plus, you can fit two Bunk Bed baskets in the Big Easy at once.
  • Clean the pumpkin seeds. Remove all of the pulp then transfer them to a colander and rinse well with water. Drain.
  • Bring the water to a boil and stir in the salt.
  • Add the seeds and reduce to a simmer and continue simmering for 10 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a bowl.
  • Drizzle the seeds with just a few splashes of oil. Don't add much, less is more.
  • Transfer the seeds to the oil-lined basket and place inside the Big Easy.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes. Do not let the seeds get brown, they will burn easily. They will just start turning golden and they are done. You can actually reach in (carefully) and grab one or two for testing as they roast.
  • Remove and dump the basket into a bowl and sprinkle lightly with more salt.
  • Let cool slightly then serve.

Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Mmmm. Lovely sweet delicious roasted carrots. Made on the Char-Broil Big Easy in no time at all. Nothing fancy, nothing hard, just great flavor. You might think that your Big Easy is just for poultry or pork, but it’s great for making sides too. These carrots take no time at all, so you can toss them on your Big Easy while your turkey is resting.

Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big EasyI like to partially cook my carrots first before putting them on the Big Easy. Cooking raw carrots over high heat  can make them dry out a bit. Cooking them just a bit first and then roasting them produces tender, juicy, flavorful carrots every single time. The same approach can be used with cauliflower and broccoli.

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Roasted Carrots on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: I prefer to pre-cook my carrots before putting them on the Big Easy. You can skip that step and put them directly into the Big Easy if desired. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time to get them tender.
Course Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 12 large carrots peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large skillet or shallow pot.
  • Add carrots and boil until just tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the carrots to the Big Easy (you'll need a Bunk Bed Basket or two to fit them all in at once, or you can roast them in batches).
  • Roast the carrots until golden brown, 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove carrots to a plate and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve garnished with the chopped parsley.

Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The Kick’N chicken legs I made on my Char-Broil Big Easy not too long ago really got me jonesin’ for more legs. These spicy roasted chicken legs have a nice little kick to them. And they also have a wonderful buttery flavor kissed with a bit of citrus. Although I’m usually a split chicken breast guy, the Big Easy cooks any cut, such as legs, absolutely perfect.
Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs on the Char-Broil Big EasyEven if you like spicy, go easy on the cayenne first as you add it to the butter. But, don’t go too crazy. No matter what, these spicy roasted chicken legs are a treat that cook up in no time on your Char-Broil Big Easy.

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Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: You'll need a Bunk Bed Basket for your Big Easy to cook more than 4 legs at a time.
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 whole chicken legs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon more or less, to taste cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Place the legs into the Big Easy baskets. Try to not crowd them.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Brush 1/3rd of the mixture over the legs and transfer to the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 30 minutes then brush with another 1/3rd of the butter mixture.
  • Cook another 15 minutes or until the chicken temperate reaches 165 F as measured in several places, making sure to not touch the bone.
  • Brush with the remaining butter mixture and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Remove and serve.