Monday, January 11, 2016

Your Grill Is An Extension of your Kitchen!

Did you know that your grill is one of the most versatile cooking tools a person can own? Sadly many do not use it to its full potential and just use it for grilling brats, burgers and the occasional steak. Instead your grill should be used as an extension of your kitchen. In fact your grill should really be thought of as your outside stove/oven as well as a grill.  You can fry up some meat and veggies in a pan or close the lid and use it to bake one of your favorite recipes.

Here are a few ways to use your grill to its full potential.

Use as a Stove Top 

Using your grill like your stove is fairly simple.  You just need a clean grill and all the same tools you would use inside (ie. pots, pans and etc).


To fry up some food on your grill first light the grill and get the flame to a desired height. Then simply put a frying pan over the flames on the grates.  Have some butter or oil in the pan and fry up whatever you're hungry for. (DO NOTE CLOSE LID)


This is a process that can be used to cook rice, pasta, potatoes and anything else you want to boil.  It is almost exactly the same as it is on the stove but with two differences.  The first difference is that it can only be done with a pot with short metal handles (no plastic or rubber). The second difference is, instead of putting the a lid on the pot you simply close the grill's lid on it. Make sure you constantly check the pot to make sure you don't over cook. Also always use oven mitts when moving the pot.

Use as a Oven

Using your grill like an oven follows the same principles as your kitchen oven. Use oven mitts, keep at constant temperature and keep it clean.


When using your grill to bake the most important tool to have is a thermometer to check the temperature. Below are the steps you need to take to take in order to bake with your grill.

  1. Preheat your grill by lighting it and closing the lid.
  2. Check the temperature inside the grill with your thermometer.
  3. Once the desired temperature is reached put in the item you wish to bake (ie. pizza, apple pie, a casserole, etc.). 
  4. Make sure what you are baking is not directly over the flames, and close the lid.
  5. Bake for the amount of time the recipe calls for, all the while checking the temperature every so often to maintain a consistent heat.
  6. Enjoy!


Your BBQ grill is a great tool to use to roast some of your favorite snacks and meals. If you are cooking a big meal and run out of room in your oven for the roast, use your grill instead. To do this cook the roast at constant heat, following the same steps for baking until it reaches the desired temperature. You can also use your grill to roast some chestnuts to snack on or throw some fruit on the grill to give it some extra flavor. 

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