Indoor Grilling – That Great Seared Flavor In The Kitchen
Indoor grilling allows outdoor cooking in any kind of weather. There are a number of options that can be used to get a great outdoor grill look and taste. Although it’s not the same as grilling outdoors it’s still a great option.
Some great options are:
Although one may think of the grill pan as a recent invention it has been used for centuries to give chicken breasts, chops, and steak the look of food cooked on an outdoor grill with that seared flavor also. A grill pan creates great grill marks, is easy to use, affordably priced and is easy to store, and are well suited to the kitchen, especially if it is a small kitchen.
Grill pans come in basically two shapes, round and square, some made of nonstick material and some made of cast iron, and some even have lids.
The contact grill is a great introduction to grilling indoors by George Foreman. The grill is great for creating grill marks on sandwiches as well as meats and vegetables. The surface is generally nonstick for easy clean-up and thanks to George grease drains away into a special container, so cooking on a contact grill can even be healthy.
These grills cook twice as fast as other indoor grills because their double cooking surface, one side that is part of the lid and the other that is part of the base, like a panini maker.
There are some great portable countertop rotisseries that make quality roasting on a spit possible with tasty results. These marvelous inventions even come with rotisserie baskets that allow you to cook vegetables while the spit is turning a nice chicken or a beef roast to golden perfection. This can be another healthy way of cooking with the grease draining away as the meat is turning and roasting.
Built-in Kitchen Grill
These grills work like outdoor gas grills, some even having ceramic briquettes or metal bottles like the ones in outdoor grills.
Grilling in the fireplace may well have been the first method of grilling by early man, resembling grilling over wood outdoors or over charcoal, and gives whatever is grilled a wood smoked flavor.
The stove top smoker uses sawdust to create a hickory, cherry apple or mesquite flavor to whatever is grilled and is great for barbecued ribs and smoked salmon.
For some great indoor grilling tips click on the link to tasteofhome.com
For grilling tips and techniques for indoors a great resource is:
• Raichlen’s Indoor Grilling by Steven Raichlen
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