Thursday, April 28, 2011

ABTs V2

I'll start with apologizing for the lack of posts recently.  I have been gone on far too many trips and vacations and I feel terrible that you people have nothing to read/look at.  A while back I made some ABTs and have not had the time to write it up.  So here it is...

When making pizza the other night I had the bright idea to make some ABTs for the side.  I grabbed some jalapenos, sausage, cream cheese, and bacon at Publix to make some.  With this and the pizza ingredients in my cart I could tell this was going to be a healthy evening.

Prep:
I cut the jalapenos in half and cored them using my new corer from my pepper rack and corer combo I got recently.

I browned the sausage in a pan and drained it.  I placed it in a bowl with the cream cheese and used a spoon to mix the two together.  After the jalapenos soaked for about 30 mins, I laid them out and filled them with the cream cheese and sausage mixture.


I wrapped the stuffed peppers in bacon using a toothpick to secure it. As discussed in my previous ABT post, I had trouble cooking thick cut bacon completely through so this time I used regular cut bacon.


Cooking:
Since I was trying to get the grill hot for pizza, I left the vents wide open and put the ABTs on as soon as the grill started getting hot.  I used my normal pizza setup but added the grill extender and pepper cooker to the top. As an experiment I placed a few peppers in the cooker and a few directly on the rack.  I let them go for about 20 minutes while the grill came up to pizza temp at 550ish.  I had to flip the ABTs on the rack but did not touch the ones in the pepper rack.  This was nice.  After the 20 mins, I pulled them off and plated them.

Notes:
These were very tasty. Using the regular cut bacon allowed the bacon to get done thoroughly throughout (tongue twister).  The ABTs on the rack were much easier since I did not have to touch them during the cook and I will use this rack as much as possible in the future.I froze the rest of the ABTs for another night but enjoyed the heck out of these.




Bonus Garlic!!!
I also bought a clove of garlic to throw on the grill from a post I saw on the egghead forums. I cut the top off of the garlic and added olive oil and salt and pepper to it.  I cooked it at the same time as the ABTs and left it on slightly longer until it looked done.  This was very good and as I have mentioned before I have a love affair with garlic and MBH is very jealous.  Luckily she was not home so I walked around with garlic breath proudly for the rest of the day. Yumm-o!



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