How I prepare my peppers with Q-view

Discussion in 'ABT's' started by pipelinegypsy, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. pipelinegypsy

    pipelinegypsy Fire Starter

    Howdy guys. I know most people either slice their peppers in half or do them "canoe" style. Since I only use cream cheese as the base for my stuffing, it tends to ooze a great deal. That's why I prefer my pepper whole because they tend to hold on to the stuffing better. The problem with doing them whole was figuring a way to remove the seeds and membranes while keeping the pepper intact. I finally found a highly specialized tool that does the job perfectly... a metal measuring teaspoon! I thought I would show you how I do it. 

    I use a small paring knife to slice each pepper down the side that will be the best "top" side.

    This is my little "tool". It's somewhat sharp on both ends so it does a great job.

    I hold the pepper in my hand like so and GENTLY squeeze, pushing the pepper open. Using the small end, I run it along the inside cutting the membranes away.

    On the other side.

    Then using the same end, I sever the membranes from the stem making sure not to go too far and cut into the pepper.

    Then I flip it over and use the spoon end to scoop the seeds and membranes out.

    Pulling it out.

    After I used the spoon end to completely scrape all remaining seeds and membranes. If you like more heat you can leave some of the membrane.

    It then will close back up completely.

    This is after I piped the stuffing in the peppers. I got a little overzealous on a few.

    All wrapped up and ready for some smoke!

    This was my first time doing them on the MES. I usually do them on my BGE. I will have to adjust some things because the peppers didn't get quite done enough for my taste. But they tasted good! 

    I wish I had thought to cut one open so you could see that almost all of the stuffing remains in the pepper. Thanks for looking y'all!

  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice technique

  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job turning the Measuring spoon into a multi-tasker...JJ
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great idea!!

  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Fantastic.  I was thinking about some ABTs this weekend. 
  6. pipelinegypsy

    pipelinegypsy Fire Starter

    You should see my daughter use the panini grill to put waves in her hair!  [​IMG]  haha JK
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brilliant! I will steal borrow this idea for sure!

    Points for a new technique!

  8. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    Great idea. Going to have some whole ABT's now!!!!

  9. bilgeslime

    bilgeslime Fire Starter

    Great idea. After we finish a few days of predicted rain I will try it.
  10. pipelinegypsy

    pipelinegypsy Fire Starter

    Thanks Disco steal away!
    Thanks RG!
    Thank you! Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  11. smokinpapist

    smokinpapist Smoke Blower

    Looks awesome. Great job.
  12. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great way to make them!Thumbs Up
  13. pipelinegypsy

    pipelinegypsy Fire Starter

    Thank you. And thanks for the points!

    And to keep from cutting through the pepper, an oyster knife works great to hollow them out from the stem end. I know some people like to do them that way and put them upright in a pepper holder. I never found those useful because I always buy the super duper big ones that won't fit in those things. 
  14. thebig1

    thebig1 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, that looks amazing!!!!  I think that this is how I'm going to do mine for the first time this weekend.

    Thank you very much for sharing.

  15. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    PG, Nice idea !
  16. aussiq

    aussiq Smoke Blower

    I really got to try these. Looks really tasty
  17. Nice.....can't wait to try this.
  18. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a great idea.  I like it a lot better than trying to keep everything inside a canoe.


    Even if your peppers weren't done enough for you, the bacon looks perfect.  How did you manage that in a MES?????  I can't get bacon that well done in mine.

  19. bilgeslime

    bilgeslime Fire Starter

    Thanks. Thinking outside the box!
  20. Good stuff !     [​IMG]

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