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Recipe: Fireball Pineapple Grilled Pork

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Photo and recipe credit: Andrea Alden

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? If you envision yourself grilling out, try to impress your guests with something a little different.

This amazing recipe from Napoleon for Fireball Pineapple Grilled Pork  is essentially cinnamon whiskey-glazed pineapple with grilled pork. It’s the perfect spin on a grilled classic with sweet pineapple and spice to let everyone it’s summertime.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 pork loin, approx. 3 lb.

salt and pepper to taste

1 pineapple

¾ cup of brown sugar

3 tbsp. melted butter

½ cup of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

 

Step 1

Preheat the grill to 375°F using the rear burner. Move the cooking grid to the high position and preheat the Infrared SIZZLE ZONE™ to high. If you do not have an infrared side burner, preheat the grill to high using all bottom burners.

Step 2

While the grill is preheating, season all sides of the pork loin with salt and pepper. Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple, and remove the rind on the sides. Carefully thread the pineapple onto a rotisserie spit rod, ensuring that when put on the grill, the pineapple will be centered in front of the rear burner.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, melted butter, and Fireball.

Step 4

Place the pineapple onto the grill, ensuring that the correct end is firmly in the rotisserie motor. Turn the rotisserie on and let the pineapple start cooking while you sear the pork.

Step 5

Sear the pork on all sides until delicious grill marks have formed. Then place it under the pineapple so that it will drip onto the pork while it cooks.

Step 6

Baste the pineapple with the Fireball mixture every 10 minutes until the pork as reached an internal temperature of at least 145°F (for medium). Use a digital thermometer for accurate readings. Feel free to “accidentally” get extra Fireball mixture on the pork while basting the pineapple.

Step 7

Remove the pork and pineapple from the grill when the pork reaches your desired finished temperature. Allow the roast to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing everything and serving

 

Notes from Andrea:

“Fireball Pineapple Grilled Pork is flavorful, a little sticky, and super sweet. Initially, I butterflied the pork, however, I found that it cooked too fast and became a little unwieldy. Leave the loin whole when you make this recipe, the results will be much better.”

Please let her know if you plan to try this recipe. Take pictures and post of social media using the hashtags #BestLaidBBQPlans and #NapoleonGrill.

Events · grilling · Things I Want

Choose the best grill for your personality.

Our Grill Expo is this Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, and Warners’ Stellian is offering the lowest prices of the year. We have cooking demos and samples to taste the distinct flavor results from the latest gas grills, charcoal grills, pellet grills and smokers to help you find the perfect grill.

Each grill has its own characteristics that work well for different personality types, but we’ll go over your custom needs when you stop by this weekend. In the meantime, consider some traits that would describe you and see if our suggested match is a fit.

 

Adventurous – Big Green Egg

You’d prefer traveling to Naples for authentic wood fire pizza, but you can make your own version at home with Big Green Egg. This slow BBQ grill needs minimal supervision so you can multi-task.

Like you, not even subzero weather can keep this grill indoors. Big Green Egg’s ceramic shell and unique kamado shape stay insulated so it can heat up over 700 degrees. If you want to smoke a brisket overnight in the middle of January, the Big Green Egg is for you.

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Techy – Napoleon 44″ Prestige PRO

You’re smart with many skills to offer, so no one’s surprised you’re a grilling genius too. For you, the Napoleon Prestige PRO is as wonderfully nerdy as it gets without breaking the bank.

Get inventive with infrared burners, LED control knobs, and powerful JetFire ignition. Along with gadgets for numerous cooking variations, you’ll get a Bluetooth thermometer for temperature accuracy. Bonus: add a charcoal tray insert and cook over coals powered by the electric ignition when you feel like mixing it up.

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Artistic – Primo Oval XL Ceramic Smoker and Grill

While others think grills are just for burgers, you see the potential for culinary splendor. The American-made Primo Oval is a ceramic grill that offers more space and versatility than a kamado.

You have complete control over heat and consistency with opportunity for both direct and indirect heat zones. The Primo Grill’s adaptability means only your creativity limits your ability. You can roast, smoke, flambé, fricasse, carmelize…

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Chill – Traeger Wood Pellet Smoker

You’re easy going and you get along with everyone because you’re open-minded and laid back. You appreciate activities that match your no-fuss, no-muss style.

Try a Traeger wood pellet smoker. Pellets come in various flavors for getting creative with your smoked salmon and avocado salsa. If your mellow ever becomes a bit lazy, it’s OK since Traegers require little effort. Simply add flavored wood pellets, plug in the grill to electrical power, set the temperature and your meat probe – if desired – and delicious results will arrive.

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Traditional – Weber Summit

You’re traditionally classy and you’re proud of your roots. You never have to change because you improve with age. Maybe you love charcoal grilling, but you want to kick it up a notch.

The Weber Summit is the porcelain Cadillac of charcoal grills, and it has a spacious 452 square inches of cooking area with weather resistant storage space. Also enjoy the One-Touch cleaning system, gas ignition, and slow cook and smoke settings. If charcoal isn’t your preference, there is gas version of the Summit with different features.

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Social – Weber Genesis II

You’re the life of the party, and the nucleus of your social circle. It doesn’t matter what you do, because you make it fun.

The Weber Genesis II is perfect for a social griller. This high-powered gas grill gives you everything you need plus a Flavorizer bar for improving taste on the simplest foods. There’s also storage and a warming rack for serving big groups.

If you’d like to step away to mingle, it’s ready to connect the iGrill Bluetooth thermometer. This will alert your phone once your food reaches your set temperature.

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Flashy – DCS by Fisher & Paykel

You beam with sophistication and style, and you aren’t afraid of luxury brands and state-of-the-art features. With as hard as you work, you deserve them. You need an advanced system for browning rotisserie chicken and simmering your coveted BBQ sauce.

DCS provides premium standalone and built-in grills for your custom designed outdoor space. Go for long-term quality and flexibility while enjoying high-tech features such as stadium-style hood lights and bezel lit control dials.

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Remember to swing by your nearest store this Saturday (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and Sunday (noon – 4:00 PM). See our Grill Expo page for details.

 

 

 

 

Community · Events · Food · grilling

What is GrillFest?

Featured Photo Credit of Minnesota Monthly and TJ Turner

 

What is better than opening the gate to summer with an outdoor food fest?  How about a food fest, a beer fest, an expo and a gathering of people grilling out and enjoying festivities. Together, over 4,000 attendees and 100 vendors will make up the most popular grilling themed event in the Twin Cities.

#GrillFest is a weekend long event that celebrates grilling and chilling with awesome food, drinks and fun. It’s essentially “Grill Disney Land” for enthusiasts and food fanatics alike.

One expected highlight is when seven critically-acclaimed restaurants will team up with seven unique craft beer breweries to battle it out. They will compete for the title of taste as they serve up the best pairs for attendees to taste and vote on.

An additional competition will consist of Bloody Mary mix companies going head-to-head to serve their signature drinks, using Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Attendees will again get to vote on who gets to be crowned Grillfest’s Bloody Mary Champion.

Rain or shine, it’s grillin’ time.

Warners’ Stellian is going to be there to serve up some goodies, and we’re bringing our friends, No Name Premium Meats & Seafood and Flat Earth Brewing.

We will also have experts on-site from WeberTraegerNapoleonDCSPrimo, and Broil King to showcase some of the best grill brands available, and we will help you find the perfect pairing for your backyard.

After you fill up on salmon and steak from No Name, you’ll find a sweet ending as you roast-your-own s’mores over our Big Green Egg smoker grills.

In honor of GrillFest, we would like to invite you to enter to win a top-of-the line Traeger Timberline, worth $2,000. Learn more about the Traeger Timberline here.

For more information and ticket purchasing, visit Minnesota Monthly’s event page.

 

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Sample and save at this weekend’s Grill Expo

Our tastiest event of the year happens this weekend – the Warner Stellian Grill Expo!

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This Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at all Warners’ Stellian Appliance stores (except Minneapolis Outlet), you can see ­– and taste –­ the difference among the latest models of quality gas, charcoal and smoker grills during grilling
demonstrations by experts on top brands, like Weber GrillHolland GrillVermont Castings and DCS Outdoor.

So what’s new in grills? Japanese Kamado-style smoker grills like the Big Green Egg and the Primo Grill have soared in popularity. This ceramic charcoal barbecue and smoker can reach extremely high temperatures (past 700 degrees) to quickly fire a Neapolitan pizza, but allow total control — maintaining accuracy within a few degrees. They can cook a hotdog in four minutes or smoke a brisket low and slow overnight.

Like we’ve seen with ranges, gas grills are becoming bigger, more powerful and more feature-heavy (i.e. built-in rotisseries, side burners, sear burners and sleek stainless steel styling).

Warners’ Stellian will have discounts on all grills, plus free assembly and delivery on grills priced $499 and up. Better yet, buy a grill $599 and get 3 certificates for free products from No Name Premium Meats & Seafood.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

grilling · Recipes

Buy Big Green Egg, get a pizza oven too

Some get excited for grilling season for smoky ribs, crispy chicken wings and veggies.

Not me.

I get excited for pizza.

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Pizza on the grill? Duh. Ceramic smokers like the Big Green Egg work very much like a wood-fired or brick oven you see used in Neopolitan-style pizzerias (but cheaper and in your backyard).

Because the Green Egg Smoker can reach temperatures upwards of 750 degrees, it can quickly fire dough and produce the slightly charred, chewy crust you probably overpay for at your local ristorante.

Once you get started, you’ll get hooked on the endless possibilities. Most grocery stores now keep fresh pizza dough behind their deli counters, and pizzas work for every meal and every craving. Crack eggs on top with crumbled sausage for breakfast pizza. Spread on chocolate ganache and peanut butter for one of my favorite desserts. Make a bunch of flatbreads and set out toppings for a fun and unique summer dinner party. And of course, you can’t go wrong with the classic Margherita.

How to turn your Big Green Egg into a pizza oven

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1. Buy Big Green Egg (sorry, couldn’t help myself)

2. Choose the proper Big Green Egg accessories (called “Eggcessories”). You’ll want the plate setter, to enable indirect heat cooking, and the pizza stone, for even  heat and brick oven crustiness. Note: you can buy Big Green Egg accessories online from Warners’ Stellian and get free shipping, too.

3. Fire it up. With the baking stone on the plate setter, heat the grill to 600 degrees. You’ll get the best crust if you start from a super hot Big Green Egg grill and pizza stone. Dough-only grilling should take about 5 minutes, so add time accordingly for toppings. You’ll learn as you go how long it takes to get the doneness you desire. I’ve learned that pricking the dough prior to grilling it keeps disks of dough from ballooning into footballs 🙂

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Breakfast on the grill: Bacon Asparagus Quiche Tarts & Grilled doughnuts

You might not be thinking about grilling right now, but we never stop.

In fact, Joe Warner will be grilling for KARE 11 tomorrow morning sometime from the 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Bacon Asparagus Quiche Tarts

Makes 12 pastries

  • 1 package flaky biscuit dough
  • Muffin tins (to accommodate 12 pastries)
  • Cooking spray

“Custard”

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 oz shredded swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

“Filling”

  • ½ cup chopped asparagus, cooked
  • ½ cup chopped bacon, cooked crispy
  • 6 oz cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, whatever)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion for topping
  1. Preheat grill to 350 degrees
  2. Line muffin tins and grease with cooking spray.  Take biscuit dough and place about a spoonful sized and flattened dough ball into the tin.  Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 5 minutes or until dough rises close to the top of the tin.
  3. Remove tins and set aside for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  4. While dough is cooling, whisk the custard ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  5. After dough has cooled enough, form the dough around the muffin tin sides.  It should be able to rise to about a quarter inch from the top of the liner.  Put a pinch of cheese in the bottom of each tin and then top that with about 2 Tbsp total of chopped asparagus and bacon.
  6. Put 2-3 Tbsp of the custard into each tin, filling to just beneath the top of the dough.  Top with another pinch of cheese and a pinch of green onions.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the custard is set.
  8. Best served warm, not hot…so let cool a bit before removing from the tin and liner.

Make it vegetarian by substituting 8 oz mushrooms (chopped, cooked, and dried)  for bacon.

Note: Bacon and asparagus can be grilled at 350 degrees prior to cooking the pastries.  Bacon should be cooked on a broiler pan for 10 minutes a side.  Asparagus should be lightly oiled, with salt and pepper to taste and grilled for about 10 minutes or until crisp.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

…and now for my FAVORITE recipe I’ve ever made up:

Incredibly Easy Grilled Donuts

Grill refrigerated biscuits on a cookie sheet (or well-oiled grill grate) using indirect heat at about 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt a stick of butter in a grill-safe bowl away from direct heat. Dip warm biscuits in the melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar. Yum!

grilling · Outdoor Kitchen

Buy a grill cover to protect your new barbecue grill

Warner Stellian prides itself on carrying appliances that truly fit anyone — from a replacement refrigerator for your budget kitchen to a high-end suite for your dream kitchen.

But as for grills, well, as my dad likes to say: “We don’t sell toy grills.”

Our Weber gas grills start at $399, definitely affordable for those who want to buy a simple grill that won’t kick the bucket after a couple years.

That being said, if you’ve invested in a beautiful gas grill (or smoker grill), Minnesota weather will do its best to blemish it with high humidity and extreme temperatures.

A quality gas grill cover with extend the life of your new barbecue.

Most grill covers are fitted around the center of your grill and hang straight down, sometimes stopping just above the ground.

Many barbecue grill covers use heavy-duty vinyl on the outside to protect the exterior of the grill, but use a more absorbent material on the inside to keep moisture from building under the hood of the grill (i.e. the grates and burners).

Many gas grill covers also include vents to pipe moisture out, but make sure they’re well positioned so they don’t let in the moisture they claim to keep out!

Just make sure to let your gas grill or smoker BBQ cool down before you cover it.

Most grill covers cost between $40 and $60, depending on the grill. Buy a grill cover and BBQ accessories over $50 from Warner Stellian and it ships for free in the U.S. See our selection:

Weber grill cover

Vermont Castings grill cover

Holland Grill cover

Big Green Egg grill cover

Primo Grill cover

American Outdoor Grill (AOG) cover