Over the 4 decades Big Green Egg has been in existence, we’ve heard “Why do you need another grill” or variations thereof, a good number of times. This normally comes from a significant other when their partner stops to admire the Big Green Egg at a show, exhibition or in-store. Now, you’ve done your research and know there are many answers to this one question: “It’s the best outdoor cooker and the only one on the market with a lifetime warranty”, “it will replace all the other braais we have but never use or that we have had to get rid of because it broke or rusted”, “It’s so quick to light, we’ll be using it all the time”. We can carry on, but you know the proof is in the pudding (literally, if you look at the dessert!) Why not show off your cooking skills and the unmatched versatility of the EGG simultaneously?

If you play your cards right, you may just persuade your loved one to let you have that EGG. If not, console yourself with these Smokin’ Valentine’s Gifts and try again until they see that investing in a Big Green Egg is investing in the Best!

Big Green Egg – Often Copied. Never Matched.


Finger lickin’ Bacon-Wrapped Prawns: Big Green Egg Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

There are so many variations on this one that we suggest you head to the EGGheadForum for inspiration and make it your own. The jury seems to be out on whether you should give your bacon a quick blast of heat in the microwave to render the fat before wrapping it around the prawn. Let us know what you decide.

You can skewer a few onto the Firewire Flexible Skewer or place them on the Round Perforated Porcelain Grid and give them a quick cook on direct heat.

Big Green Egg PizzaShare n Tear Pizza:

Crank up the heat and pop the convEGGtor and Pizza Baking Stone into the EGG to heat up while you devour the starter and set about assembling your pizza. You want a nice high temperature for a crispy pizza base – no soggy bottoms allowed! Let your imagination run wild when it comes to the pizza toppings. Never tried baking a pizza in the Big Green Egg before? These Youtube video tutorials from Big Green Egg and Big Green Egg Europe will help.

Malva Pudding with Smoked Nuts and Lemon Crumble: Big Green Egg 3 Course Menu

Your EGG is already set up for indirect baking and you can choose to leave in the pizza baking stone or remove it for the sweet course. Leave the convEGGtor in place.

We have loved working with Anina Meyer of Anina’s Recipes. She recently took her MiniMax Big Green Egg to their holiday home where she created this beautifully decadent dessert recipe for two.

You can now close the top and bottom vents of your Big Green Egg to snuff the fire out. Next time you’re ready to cook, simply re-light the coal and get EGGing.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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