Crazy about BBQ: He loves the Big Green Egg

A Drummondville resident reconciled with grilling after discovering the Big Green Egg, which he used to make more than 600 delicious pizzas.

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For Blaise Laflamme, grilling has long been associated with the cartoon of the “uncle” drying his meatballs on his propane machine and mashing them on the grill to release the juice.

When his particularly critical brother praised the Kamado ceramic charcoal grill with its egg shape, a “new world” opened up to him.

“I saw an interest in expanding my cooking options,” says this dad.

In 2017 he bought a Big Green Egg, which also changed his life.

Like the music

This classical guitarist has devoted himself to the kitchen with the same passion and discipline as if he were playing a piece of music that excites him.

“I like to cook and manipulate textures. There is a creative side that is similar to music! “, he shares.

Pizza has become his favorite dish and the new chef doesn’t count all the ones he’s missed before mastering the right one. timed coordination indispensable when baking the dough.

Mr Laflamme estimates he has baked more than 600 practice pizzas, diligently following the advice of professionals such as British chef Jamie Oliver.

Ricardo’s recipe for his fresh pasta has become a classic.

A taste of Italy

“He’s done so much! commented his wife Annick Jolicoeur, noting that guests today say his pizzas taste like Italy.

Her favourites: the marinara or the pepperoni and bacon covered with a drizzle of maple and whiskey sauce.

The 50-year-old likes to discover the new regional spices and sauces that are available.

Thanks to the three functions of his Big Green Egg, he uses it to cook the famous turkey for the holiday dinner. He also loves tomahawk steak, which is always a winner.

“If we go to the restaurant now, we will be disappointed! says this gourmet with a smile.

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