Grill artichokes on your Caliber grill to create a delicious and healthy appetizer for your guests! Cut off the tops of the artichokes with a knife and trim the sharp points with scissors. Break off small outside leaves towards the bottom of the stem. Soak the artichokes for 10 minutes in a bowl of cold water with one lemon wedge squeezed in to avoid discoloration.
Steam artichokes for about 25-30 minutes in a pot on your indoor or outdoor cooktop. Allow to cool before cutting lengthwise. Remove choke with a spoon. Squeeze remaining 3 lemon wedges in a bowl for the basting and artichoke sauce. Stir in olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Brush the artichokes with the oil mixture and place them on your preheated Caliber grill. Grill the artichokes for 5 to 10 minutes, basting with the dip and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred. Serve immediately. A great healthy appetizer!
Ingredients: 2 artichokes 1 lemon, quartered 3/4 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Zucchini muffins are a great way to sneak some veggies in while satisfying your sweet tooth. Preheat your Caliber oven to 350º F. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder) and set aside. Beat eggs. Mix in the oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Add mixed dry ingredients and stir well. Put baking cups in cupcake baking tins and fill with mix to about 3/4 high. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center of the cupcake to check doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter, then the muffins are definitely done. Enjoy!
These cookies are perfect to bring to holiday parties or give as presents for family and friends. They are also easy to make. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease the baking sheets. Cream butter and both sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in crushed crispy rice cereal and chocolate chips. Drop level tablespoons two inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool for one minute before removing them from the baking sheet. If you love crispy cookies, these are to die for!
Ingredients for 3 dozen cookies: 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal, crushed to 1 1/2 cups 1 cup chocolate chips
These sweet treats are perfect for a Halloween party or leading up to Thanksgiving. Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.
Once muffins are cool, you can eat them plain or add this delicious and easy cream cheese frosting recipe: beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until it thickens. Enjoy this great fall recipe!
Ingredients for 18-20 Pumpkin Pie Muffins:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup)
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
15 ounce can of pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
This is a delicious soup recipe to make on the Caliber Indoor Pro Rangetop or Power Pro Dual Top Burners during the fall season. Sweet potato is the secret ingredient, which adds an extra sweetness and texture to the soup. Peel, seed and dice the squash. Peel, seed, and dice the sweet potato. Put them both in a pot with the vegetable broth, water, and salt. Bring the pot to a simmer for 40 minutes, or until tender. Be careful not to boil. While the vegetables simmer, melt the butter in a pan. Gently cook the onions in the butter, stirring occasionally, until they begin to caramelize. Continue cooking for about five minutes, stirring often. Add the wine to the onions, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the onions to the mixture in the pot and continue to simmer for the remaining time, about 25 minutes. Puree everything with a hand blender. Add the cream, white pepper, and a bit more salt if needed. Garnish with chives or cilantro. Enjoy!
1 Pound butternut squash (about 12 oz peeled, seeded and diced)
1 Large sweet potato (about 12 oz peeled and diced)
2 Cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 Cups water
3/4 Tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
2 Medium onions, sliced
1/3 Cup dry white wine
1/4 Cup half and half
White pepper to taste
Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it so you can access it. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 325ºF.
Remove any bones or skin from the salmon filet. Rinse the cedar plank and place it on the grill for 3-4 minutes to bring out the cedar aroma. Brush the plank with olive oil. Place the salmon filet on the plank and brush it with olive oil. Squeeze two lemon wedges over the salmon and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and dill (optional). Put the plank with salmon on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes. It is ready when the internal temperature of salmon reaches 135ºF. Enjoy this healthy and delicious entrée.
1-2 cedar planks
2-3 pounds salmon
Fresh lemon wedges
Wash and brine your chicken with your favorite dry brine and place on the rotisserie rod. Truss the chicken once it’s on the rod and use pliers to tighten the fork screws. Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory 3/4 full of lump charcoal and a handful of apple chips at the top. Put a drip pan at the bottom of your grill to catch the juices for use as a baste after the chicken is cooked. Wear heat protective gloves when inserting the rotisserie rod and chicken. Let the rotisserie run for about an 75 to 90 minutes while basting with olive oil periodically. To check the doneness, turn rotisserie motor off and insert the thermometer into the thickest part of breast with temperature reaching 165 (+/- 5 degrees). Rotisserie chicken on the Caliber Crossflame Silver or Pro gas grill should be cooked on HI initially, and then MED once skin darkens. Cook time and doneness is similar to cooking on the Pro Kamado. Enjoy!
One 8 lb. chicken or two 4.5 lb. chickens
Your favorite meat dry rub or just salt and pepper
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Smoke the ultimate turkey burgers on the Caliber Pro Kamado. Mix your turkey burger ingredients and form into patties. For best results, stick burgers in the refrigerator to firm up for at least one hour prior to cooking. Heat your smoker to about 300ºF (approximately 15-20 minutes) using lump charcoal within the center of the bottom charcoal plate. Add a small handful of pecan wood chips to the fire after the burgers have been placed on the grill. Close the lid to cook for about 8-10 minutes on each side, until meat reaches 180ºF. Enjoy the smoky and juicy flavor you can get from the Caliber Pro Kamado. This recipe also makes great smoked meatballs as an appetizer. You can also just grill these on the gas BBQ, but compare the difference in the flavor.
Ingredients for about 7-8 burgers:
1 lb turkey ground
1/3 large onion chopped finely
1/3 cup portabella or baby bellas chopped finely
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce or Italian herbs paste, depending on desired flavor profile
Lightly coat the entire pork shoulder with olive oil and mustard to tenderize the meat. Cover the coated pork shoulder in foil and refrigerate for at least one hour, preferably overnight. Right before cooking, apply a coating of your favorite dry rub over the pork shoulder.
Prepare the Caliber Pro Kamado Smoker by filling the blaze basket accessory with lump charcoal. The basket should sit on the charcoal plate at the rear of the smoker with the hinged part of the grate above it for easy access. Bring the temperature of the smoker up to 225ºF. Once the temperature has settled (200-225ºF), place your pork shoulder directly on the top grate. Now, add a small handful of apple and pecan smoking chips to the blaze basket and close the lid. The smoker will “smoke” for the first 30-60 minutes of the cooking process, and after this time, there should be “clean” heat exiting the top vent. Too much time with “smoke” may impart a bitter taste into your meat.
Continue to cook the meat, checking it every hour or so until the meat is fully cooked (approximately 10-12 hours). Be sure the heat never exceeds 250ºF. Depending on the weather and food weight, you should check the charcoal level in the blaze basket around 4-6 hours into the cooking run to ensure that there is sufficient fuel in the basket. Add lump charcoal, if needed. Once cooked, pull your pork shoulder while it is still warm.
10-14 pound pork shoulder
Olive oil and mustard
Your favorite dry rub
Apple and pecan smoking chips
Place the pizza stone on the grill or in the oven or smoker and preheat to a high temperature (450° F). Sprinkle either cornmeal or flour on top of a large pizza spatula before spreading out the dough on it for easy sliding on to the pizza stone. After nicely spreading out the dough on the spatula, sprinkle olive oil across it. Next, place the slices of mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes and basil across the pizza. Once your grill/oven and pizza stone has preheated, transfer the pizza from the spatula on to the stone. If using the Caliber Pro Kamado Grill/Smoker it is best to place a heaping pie plate full of charcoal in a pile at the bottom of the grill to reach a high temperature and cook with the lid shut and vents open for about 6-8 minutes. The Rockwell by Caliber Social Gas Grill is ideal for crisping the tops of pizzas because of the short dome heat area. The Caliber Indoor Pro Range is also easy to set to a 450° F temperature. Pizza will also be finished in about 6-8 minutes in the oven or gas grill. Enjoy!