To Stack Your Meat Check Out The Trompo King
A couple of weeks ago while perusing my Instagram feed I came across a video highlighting The Trompo King.
So what is the Trompo King? The Trompo King is a stainless steel accessory for your smoker or grill that vertically stacks your meat.
Now I know what you are thinking. Can’t I just stab a skewer into an onion and place on top of a drip pan and carry out the same thing?
Well, my answer to that question is kind of, but in trying this method before, I haven’t been able to get the same results as when I am using the Trompo King.
Stainless Steel Construction
Manufactured in the United States using commercial, food-grade stainless steel, the Trompo King consists of a base plate and cooking spike. Simply attach either the 12″ or 7″ cooking spike and then you will be ready for stacking your meat.
The current price is $99.00 and from time-to-time you can find a coupon for free shipping. While not cheap, I found that the trade-off for amazing stacked meat was well worth the dollars.
I found that when using the 12″ spike, I have had to pay particularly close attention when closing my Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe, as the 12″ spike will go all the way up in to the smoker top vent. An alternative would be to remove the grill and place directly on your Big Green platesetter (feet up) or on your Kamado Joe heat deflectors.
The base plate is a perfect receptacle for catching the drippings of your meat as it is perfectly smokes into juicy tenderness. Clean up of the Trompo King is relatively easy. Just unscrew the spike, scrub a little or even throw into the dishwasher for cleaning, which I have done.
I have also smoked vegetables with the Trompo King by placing the vegetables around the meat as it cooks. By doing so, I have been able to not only smoke my delicious meats, but also have side vegetables ready at the same time once the meat is done cooking.
You can also carve your meats directly on to the base plate. Unscrew the spike and then use the base plate as a serving dish. If it works for me, it will work for you.
So far I have made chicken tacos al pastor twice (recipe forthcoming) and fajitas while using the Trompo King. All three of these cooks have turned out amazing.