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Chef Gina Makes Smoked Surf And Turf

Barbecue pork ribs. Slow cooking recipe. Whole pickled roasted pork meat with red sauce and corn.

By now, you may have caught on – I grill a lot – because it totally screams “summer vibes” but also because thanks to high temps and a large surface area, I can cook quicker and more at once (and because I feel really cool and boss babe-esque standing over and commanding an open flame). For me, grilling is a win-win. And while I would eventually love a smoker, I decided to experiment a little and turn my gas grill into a smoker of sorts…as I was already setting it up, I went with my favorite meat (ribs – I used pork – but either would work) and one of my favorite seafood (scallops), creating a “smoked surf and turf” right here in my backyard. While you can certainly make these recipes without the smoked aspect, (just follow the recipes for the grill), it adds a fun twist to those who are looking for a new grilling adventure. 

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Serve these proteins with any side salad or vegetable of your choice (I chose to also grill corn and peppers, making a lovely, charred salad) As always, the outcome was delicious and quick – I hope you enjoy it! 

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Smoked Surf And Turf

Active Time: 40 min

Total Time: 70 Minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS
  • ¼ CUP DRY RUB (STORE-BOUGHT OR RECIPE BELOW) 

Ingredients

  • TOTAL TIME: 5 MINS MAKES: ¼ CUP 
  • 2 TBS BROWN SUGAR
  • 1 TSP SALT
  • 1 TSP PEPPER
  • 1 TSP PAPRIKA
  • ½ TSP GARLIC POWDER
  • ½ TSP ONION POWDER
  • ½ TSP DRY MUSTARD
  • ¼ TSP CINNAMON
  • ¼ TSP CAYENNE PEPPER
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Directions

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Scallops

Active Time: 10 min

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 LB SEA SCALLOPS
  • ¼ CUP OLIVE OIL
  • JUICE OF ½ LEMON (APPROX. 2 TBS)
  • 1 TBS GARLIC, MINCED
  • SALT & PEPPER, TO TASTE

Directions

Tips

  • I ordered a smoker box from Amazon. There are several sizes so I measured the width of my grill and the distance between burners, even if my particular smoker box didn’t fit under my grates, it would have sat on top of the grates no problem BUT would have taken up surface area that I used to cook my entire meal at once. A home-made, foil grill packet ON TOP of the grates should work just as well, I simply wanted a new gadget
  • I also purchased my wood chips on Amazon. There are several “flavors” to choose from but I went with Weber brand applewood 
  • Scallops may be large enough to put directly on the grill grates without the basket or foil packet but I like to grill them in their marinade for maximum flavor
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