Sometimes getting that perfect smokey flavour isn’t that easy. Most of us have struggled with the food either left raw or overcooked, well, to be honest, burnt. So what do we do to get that right temperature which hits the fish’s eye? With advancements in cooking patterns and styles, many appliances have been introduced, which made cooking as easy as ABC.
One such thing is the ‘Traeger Grill’ or ‘Pellet Grill.’ This machine is your go-to option if you wish to play the perfect game with the temperature controls. And this article covers the best Traeger recipes that you can make doing justice to the Traeger grill.
No doubt that Traeger grilled recipes take a little extra effort and time, but the perfect juicy blend of flavours and spices which arises as the result of wooden grill and smoke is definitely worth it.
TRAGER BAKED CHOCO CHIP COOKIES
Some tea-time snack is never a bad idea, and smokey chocolate cookies sound so perfect for this. Don’t worry. Being a little sincere to baking rules can get this stuff done just right on a Traeger grill. Blend unsalted butter, brown sugar, regular granulated white sugar in a mixer and coco powder(it’s optional). Then add a very small amount of lemon juice, vanilla extract, and 2 eggs and blend again.
Time to add dry ingredients! Put in all-purpose flour, roasted oats, and a meager sprinkle of cinnamon powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend it all together to combine well. Walnuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven. You can add raw walnuts or roasted ones as you like them, or just leave them. Use the cut and fold technique to combine everything after giving the mixture the last blend.
On a parchment sheet, lay out equal portions of the prepared mix. You can use an ice cream scoop or something similar, or you can also use the weight measure technique to do so. The weight of each cookie can be between 50-60 gms. Don’t forget to place choco chips on the top; that would be a crime here. Choco chips can also be added to the cookie dough mixture once you’re done with the walnuts part. Refrigerate it for about an hour or two.
In a preheated pellet, put up the tray and bake the cookies at 350 to 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Take them out and let them cool for 20-30 minutes. If you can’t wait, grab the hot smokey cookies and have chocolate all-around your hands; go at it at your own risk. Fruit or apple woods are the best fit for this recipe. Believe it or not, this one is a die-hard recipe among all the best Traeger recipes.
TRAEGER ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
If you think that this is going to taste like a regular roasted recipe, you’re mistaken. In fact, even if you’ve worked with the Traeger grill before, this is going to be one of the best Traeger recipes that you’d have ever tried. Charcoal woods, hickory woods, fruitwoods, and oak woods are your options to pick from if you want that spicy, juicy, aromatic dish on your table. And the best part is that this recipe is simple to make yet lavish to enjoy.
To give it a go, you first need to separate the florets of cauliflower. Make sure you wash and dry them off before proceeding. Then, dash the seasoning on the florets, not too much, not too meager, just perfect enough to make every bite evenly savoury; you’ve to do a little math here. You can also rub a little oil or flavouring syrup prior to seasoning.
There are plenty of ready-to-use seasonings available in the market. Put the florets on the grill pellet and let them cook until golden brown. It’ll take approximately 60 minutes to get that crispy outside and juicy inside taste at a temperature of 300 degrees. Get set, enjoy it with a dip.
SMOKEY CHOCO LAVA CAKE
Made in cast-iron pellet, this is one of the best Traeger recipes. We know you don’t want to wait for it, so quickly gather the ingredients: all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, coco powder, unsalted butter, vanilla essence, milk (at room temperature), and boiling H2O. Well, boiling water is crucial for this task, and you can also use self-rising flour in place of combining flour and yeast. Got everything, now mix it up and get ready for the twist. Pour the boiling water on the batter before putting it on the grill.
Bake it at 45 degrees for around half an hour or 45 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes and dig into this deliciously smokey sweet relish. Add some toppings if you wish to; we’ll go with desiccated coconut and berries on the top. You can use apple woods as it is best for incorporating a little smokey sweet taste.
SMOKEY BACK BABY RIBS
The tender baby back ribs or usually pork ribs come out as good as yum! If you wish to keep it simple yet flavour rich, just use the rib rubs (they are easily available in the market) and season it with spices. Some people skip rib rub, but it always enhances the taste and makes the dish flavourful. Salt and pepper are the basics, though you can add spices of your choice like ginger powder, garlic powder, crushed roasted cumin, or any other seasoning.
Then set it on the stove at around 225-300 degrees for about 3 to 4 hours. Let the magic happen….just don’t rush it; the flavours and spices need time to combine beautifully. There are different types of woods that can be used as fuel while working with a Traeger grill, to name a few apple wood, cherry wood, pecan wood, hickory wood, etc. Every wood is specified for different kinds of aromas and flavour blends. For bacon and pork, the hickory woods are a good suit.
Once cooked, they are ready to serve after a sprinkle of brown sugar and a drizzle of honey.
- Always preheat the pellet with a closed lid for 10-15 minutes prior to setting the pellet.
- Pick quality woods as per the required flavour and texture.
These are a few best Traeger recipes, give these 4 recipes a shot and see which one is a treat for your eyes and your taste buds. Though, we’re sure each of them is.