Looking for a camping grill or just want to replace your old rusted out grill camping grill?
If so then this little badger might be what you are looking for.
A few weeks ago the WolfWise company contacted me and ask if I would be interested in reviewing and testing a couple of items for them, specifically a backpack and portable camping grill. Honestly, I was more excited about reviewing the camping grill rather than the backpack. Mostly because I’m perfectly happy with the backpacks that I already own and the one they wanted me to review is a whopping 65 liters, way too big for my gear. Anyways, I reluctantly agreed to review them both.
I had it in my mind shrimp would be perfect on this baby so I packed this small grill on my vacation to Key West.
I have to say it worked out perfectly. I threw it over my shoulder, hopped on a scooter and headed to the local seafood market. I call it a market but it was actually someone’s house. The sign out front read, “My husband fishes and I sell it”. I’m not making that up.
Not a professional sign either. Just a handwritten, very rough sign.
So, I roll up and patiently wait for the old lady to slowly make her way to the little stand she has out front. I can see her from the back yard making her way towards me, so slowly I wanted to pick her up and carry her to the small cooler filled with the local “today’s catch”. The Key West pinks looked fantastic and I knew those little bad boys were gonna go perfect on the WolfWise grill. They were the perfect size, not too big not too small. And the pinkness and the texture!
Enough about the shrimp. I’m here to tell you about this grill. However, I will leave the recipe below for the marinade in case you’re interested. I highly recommend trying it. Ok ok let me tell you about the grill.
So, the WolfWise grill weighs just over 4 pounds. It’s compact enough to carry over your shoulder if you chose to use the nice little carry case that comes with it. It would fit nicely inside a kayak compartment or on the outside of your backpack. It fits nicely on the bottom of my backpack, where I usually keep my Barco-lounger.
The grilling surface is made from stainless steel and the very bottom is made from a carbon crystal plate. The sides of the grill are made from regular metal that in my opinion is rather thin. Only time will tell about the quality or how long it will last.
I guess if you were to take care of it and clean it after every use it might last for years but if you didn’t clean it, I would expect it to rust out rather quickly.
The grill height, when the legs are extended is around 7.88 inches. The length is 15.74 inches and the width is just under 6 inches. To put the measurements into perspective, I would say you could fit two medium sized ribeyes onto the surface with no problems. Or quite a few shrimp and veggies!
So, I took this down to the beach, threw some charcoal in it and it cooked beautifully! You won’t feed a family of four (all at once) with this grill, well maybe you could put 4 chicken breasts, but for a compact grill it’s great.
It is very hot to the touch, obviously, so be sure of where you situate it because without mitts or pot holders, you’re not really gonna move this thing. But it cools down super quick and in no time I was wiping it up and packing it away.
I own one other camping grill but it’s way heavier than this one, so for now I will store the old one away and use this one.
KEY WEST SHRIMP MARINADE
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons of pineapple juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
3-4 green onions diced
pineapple, bell pepper, onions optional
This marinade is for up to 1.5 pounds of shrimp. Combine above ingredients together in a large bowl, minus the optional veggies. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Let them hang out like that in the fridge for an hour. If you’re using the veggies, you can toss them in too or you can make another batch of marinade, depending on how many veggies you’re using.
Skewer shrimp and veggies grill until shrimp turn pink. This doesn’t take long at all. 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your grill is.
You can also just toss these in a pan as well instead of grilling. Skewering is not necessary, but when dealing with 1.5 pounds of shrimp it gets a little tedious to turn them one by one. Also, if you like your veggies a little more cooked, put them on a skewer all to themselves, because as I said, the shrimp only takes a few minutes so your veggies will just be getting warmed up.
These shrimp go great on their own, on a salad, shrimp tacos, dipped in sauce, skewered in a bloody mary. Love shrimp? Check out my coconut shrimp!Key West Shrimp on the Wolfwise Grill!Click To Tweet
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