One year into my separation, I was up late watching the Home Shopping Network. I was feeling sorry for myself and it was just a bad day. Here comes the segment on wood pellet smoker grills by Traeger. HSN made it seem so easy and the food looked awesome. So I purchased it without any thought or beforehand researching it. Wow, a $700.00 emotional buy. Talk about retail therapy! Lol
Turns out years later, it is a divorced mommy’s best friend. If you enjoy barbeque after a long day’s work but you don’t want the headache of messing around with charcoal, this is for you. The Traeger is a wood pellet grill. It runs on electricity, so all you have to do is plug it up. Because they are designed for efficient fuel use, if you use it for smoking, you should cook your food longer and at lower temperature to get that desired smoke flavor.
I recently tried a seafood boil on it. Really good. Just don’t overcook it. You don’t want dry seafood. Ugh!
All the stars
I needed a bigger bowl!
All ready to grill.
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Seafood Boil On a Smoker Grill
seafood boil on a smoker grill
- 2 14 oz packages of smoked sausage
- 2 cups of chopped broccoli
- 1 lb of frozen caught lobster claws and arms
- 3 4.5 oz lobster tail wild caught
- 2 bags of 2 Bite mini potatoes
- 1 tbsp of diced garlic
- 1/3 of Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 tbsp of melted butter
- lemon juice
- Turn grill on to the smoke setting for about 10 minutes. After ten minutes, when you start to see smoke, set to high.
- Cook potatoes in salted boiling water covered for 15 minutes. Drain
- Combine all your ingredients into a bowl, season with Old Bay seasoning, diced garlic, salt, pepper, melted butter, lemon juice. Mix into evenly combined.
- Place on cooking sheet and cover with foil.
- Grill for 45 minutes.