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#1 Fri 18 Apr 08 5:55pm

Spudmonkey

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Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Hi everyone

Apologies if I am going about this the wrong way, new to all this...

I was really interested to see all your suggestions and posts about the granite blocks/pizza stones.

I went to a restaurant a while ago where they bought you a hot granite block and you could cook small pieces of meat amd seafood on it.

So I wondered if anyone knew/could take a guess if the stones you were talking about could actually cook these types of food.  ( I would assume the blocks would have to be heated at quite a high tempreature in the oven first)

Only information I can find on the internet is for commercial use and only want to have a bit of fun with friends.

Thanks in anticipation

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#2 Fri 18 Apr 08 6:00pm

Captain C

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Hey spudmonkey, did you read this ?http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=29701&p=2
Khaines frequents sucj an establishment, she may know more  question

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#3 Fri 18 Apr 08 6:26pm

Spudmonkey

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Many thanks for your quick reponse, perhaps I should just get a block and give it a try!  I'll have a bit of a read up on the forum so I don't duplicate.
Would be interested in hearing any sucess stories from anyone cooking seafood  or meat using this method if nothing is posted already.
Katie

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#4 Fri 18 Apr 08 6:29pm

Captain C

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

I have only used my piece of granite for pizza's, but others on here have used it for fish.
Give it a whirl, nothing to lose  thumbsup

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#5 Fri 18 Apr 08 9:06pm

French_vanilla

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Great for meat - slice your meat very thinly and grill on the stone - really nice if you do a few different platters like beef steak, pork fillet, chicken breasts etc. sliced in small pieces... with various sauces, relishs, mustards, flavoured butters etc..

Never tried with seafood, but I'd say you'd have to grease them slightly with a bit of olive oil as they may be drier once cooked and could stick to the stone...  wink

This is a great alternative to BBQ for the summer... served with cool Taboule or salads of all sorts...

Frenchie

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#6 Sat 19 Apr 08 12:15pm

Spudmonkey

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

That's great, thank you Frenchie.  How exciting, can't wait for a bit of sunshine and my broken leg to mend and then I'm straight on the case!

Must say you sound a great bunch and have picked up some great tips, glad I stumbled across this site.

Katie  big_smile  x

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#7 Sat 19 Apr 08 12:18pm

Captain C

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Katie, are you in uk ?
If so, we need some sunshine bigtime, so we can firing up the barbie  cool
flippin freezin here today

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#8 Sat 19 Apr 08 12:42pm

Spudmonkey

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Yep in the UK, infact wondering if sunshine and UK will ever get together again, still try to remain optimistic!   Anyway,  I'll have a barbie wearing 4 coats if I have to in the end.

crossed

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#9 Sat 19 Apr 08 12:44pm

Captain C

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

same here, got a big old party planned for a few weeks time, loads of kids coming, swimming pool out, water slide thingy, just preying that the weather turns around and we finally get some sun  cool  crossed

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#10 Sat 19 Apr 08 12:53pm

Spudmonkey

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Re: Granite block/ Pizza stone - could you cook seafood/meat on one?

Cor bet you do, I'll keep em crossed for you too!
Have a good day
K smile

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