Now we're gonna do something a little different .
We've done a lot of experimented with a lot of different types of grilling , especially one of the big things going now is primal grilling .
So what is primal grilling ?
Primal grilling is something that is really out of the ordinary or presses the edge of the envelope uh of your grilling and cooking over fire .
So today we are gonna cook on a shovel .
So our friends at cap crafting iron made us a great fire bowl which you're going to see in a bit .
But this could easily be done on your barbecue grill , charcoal grill , whether it's a web or kettle or even a fire pit if you're out camping , uh It's just really a cool way to do it .
A lot of people will probably say why in the world would you cook on a shovel ?
I know what I do with my shovel and the last thing I do with it is cook on it .
Well , we have shovels that are specifically for cooking .
We go down to Deep Home Depot .
You spend 15 bucks , you get a nice clean shovel , wash it with soap and water sterilize it over the fire and it's going to be perfectly fine .
It's a lot like cooking on a cast iron skillet over a flame .
So , the other question is why do we just cook over a cast iron skillet ?
Well , there's just a really cool factor if you got kids or you're having a party , any time the guest can grab a shovel , put their meat , whether it's fish , steak , chicken , whatever , put it on a shovel and cook it .
It's something that they're going to remember forever .
And you're going to be the coolest grill master ever .
So , what we're gonna cook today are a couple of rib eyes and we're gonna cook them on a shovel .
Now , if you have a shovel at home , we're going to season these up with just a little salt and pepper and we use kosher salt .
It's got a little coarser grain when it hits that fire , it's gonna caramelize and really give a good flavor .
Now , if you at home don't have a cooking shovel , which I would imagine 99% of the people don't .
And you're a little freaked out by it .
You can really scrub down your shovel with soap and water and , uh , heat it and sterilize it over the fire .
Get it really searing hot , add a little olive oil to it and it would be just fine .
And I know you're thinking , no , it's not .
You don't have any idea what you're talking about , but we've done it .
We've had people do it all the time and , you know , if you're worried about it , trust me , go down the Home Depot , get a shovel for 15 bucks and keep it as your cooking shovel .
It's something you're gonna love for the rest of your life .
So let's get to the fire pit and let's cook on a shovel .
Ok , here's our shovel .
We weren't kidding .
We're really gonna cook over a shovel .
So these are our shovels and all we ever do on these are cook .
So the first thing we want to do is really get it good and hot and you can turn it over .
You can see our fire pit and a lot of people have fire pits at home , get it good and hot and any germs or anything that's on there .
Trust me , just leave it on there until it gets really hot .
You're going to sterilize that shovel or as we mentioned before , just go get one .
So you want to let it heat up really good .
And we've got Grant here today , Grant is going to help us cooked on a shovel .
And trust me , we've been camping with a bunch of boy scouts a couple weekends ago and they freaked out , they loved it to death .
And so the first thing they do is they run home and they tell their parents , hey mom , dad , I cooked on a shovel .
And so that's great .
So once you get good and hot , you're , that's what's gonna give you that good sear , gonna caramelize those spices on there and then we're gonna be able to cook it and again , cook it , whatever you want , medium , medium rare , whatever it's gonna work .
So now we're gonna get the meat on .
You got your tongues and you'll hear it when it hits the deal .
Look at that sear and you always want to keep your shovel .
You don't want to put it directly on the flame , but keep it really close .
And again , you can move around your fire pit , your fire bowl .
And again , you could do this on your grill .
We or kettle , we've done it there and you get the same great results .
We're doing ours over wood here .
It could easily be done over charcoal .
If you have a little charcoal chimney , get a couple good flows of that with some wood chips .
It really gives a good smoked flavor .
And again , we've done chicken .
We've done fish , we've done lobster .
We've done just about everything .
We've done vegetables on a shovel .
Sauteing onions is absolutely fantastic .
You could have a guest that's working on onions while the others are cooking the steaks .
You can fit a couple of steaks on your shovel .
You could do surf and turf , let your imagination just run wild just like on your grill .
A lot of people always ask us , well , I don't know when to turn my steak .
Well , you always want to look for little pools of blood or liquid to form on the top .
And that way , you know that it's time to flip your steak .
So , um , we're going to let this cook just a minute or two and then we'll come back when it's time to turn it .
The steaks have been on about three or four minutes .
We're going to cook them to a medium , medium rare .
So we're ready to turn them .
Look at that perfectly caramelized again .
You'll put it right back on the fire and we'll cook another three or four minutes and cook it to however you want it done , whether it's media , media , well , whatever , it's your choice , you're in control of your own shovels .
Now , burn your shovel off .
Turn it over the other way , get some good flame going .
There you go .
Your guests are ready .
They're at their table , they're ready to eat .
Grant's going to cut into your steak .
Good solid , medium rare .
Oh , yeah , that's good .
Thumbs up .
Thumbs up grill on a shovel .
Everybody try it out .