It’s Time to Grill!
Grilling is one of the joys of summer. For the next few weeks we’ll share some grilling tips that will help you grill with confidence and expertise.
Direct or Indirect Method?
The Direct Method is exactly what the name implies: the food is cooked directly over the heat. It is best for foods that cook fairly quickly – if it’s less than 2 inches cook direct. Fish, burgers, steaks, sausage, chops and vegetables are perfect for direct grilling. Direct heat is also the method for searing meat and that is what gives you the crisp flavorful outside and the moist, tender inside.
To grill using direct heat here are a few simple steps:
With a charcoal grill get you coals nice and hot and spread them evenly in the grill If using a gas grill turn all burners on relatively high and preheat with lid closed
Place food on cooking grate directly over heat and adjust temperature for your recipe
Keep lid on, except when turning and basting Remember to keep an eye on your food to make sure it doesn’t overcook
When should you use the Indirect Method?
The Indirect Method is great for foods that require a longer time to cook – it’s more like roasting. The rule of thumb is if you’re cooking a food that would burn on the surface before it comes up to temperature, or would take longer than 25 minutes to cook, go with indirect grilling.
To grill using indirect heat on a charcoal grill:
Place hot coals on either side of the grill. You can use a briquette holder if you prefer.
Place a drip pan in the center – between the coals. You can add a little water to the pan to keep drippings from drying up or burning.
Place food on cooking grate over the drip – not directly over the coals
Keep lid closed, except when basting or checking food temperature at end of suggested cooking time. Keep an eye on the grill temperature
Check for doneness – preferably with a cooking thermometer.
To grill using indirect heat on a gas grill:
Preheat with all burners on high and then adjust burners on each side of the food to your recipe’s suggested temperature and turn the middle burners OFF.
Follow steps 2 – 6 listed above for charcoal grilling
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- Issue 1 - Direct Grilling
- Issue 2 - Indirect Grilling
- Issue 3 - Griiling Fish
- Issue 4 - Heirloom Tomato
- Issue 5 - Sandwich Savvy
- Issue 6 - It's A Wrap
- Issue 7 - Score Big with Sliders
- Issue 9 - The Holiday for Cooks
- Issue 10 - Holiday Small Plates
- Issue 11 - Food Fit For Football
- Issue 12 - Super Bowl
- Issue 13 - Mad About Dips
- Issue 14 - Thanksgiving Tips
- Issue 15 - Holiday Brunch
- Issue 16 - Hot Food for Hot Games
- Issue 17 - Romantic Bites for Two
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