A dry heat cooking method using direct heat, most often from open flames or charcoal embers.

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Which BBQ grill is better: cast iron or steel

I am going to buy a BBQ and I am torn between a cast iron BBQ and a stainless steel BBQ. What are the advantages and downsides of each?
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Why does the grate of my charcoal grill keep rusting?

By the end of every summer it seems like the grate of my charcoal grill is rusty. Does anyone know how I can keep it from rusting and whether or not the rust is unhealthy?
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How should the smoke appear in the exhaust in a kettle charcoal grill

I am about to start my BBQ adventure. I intend to buy a Weber charcoal grill. I am going to use it for grilling and smoking. I was listening to a podcast where the desired smoke color was discussed. ...
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How do you cook grass-fed beef so it is not tough?

I recently went to a farmers market and bought some grass-fed beef. I went with what we normally buy, and got a couple of bone-in thick cut ribeye. I typically prepare this by liberally applying ...
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Is charcoal or the smoker at fault for low temperature smoking?

I recently received a charcoal smoker for my cake day. I attempted to smoke pork ribs, here are the steps I followed. Cured the smoker with 2 Lbs of charcoal. (6 hours) Cleaned the smoker. ...
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What's the best way to get a charcoal taste on a propane grill?

I recently was given a propane grill that is a lot nicer than my charcoal grill, however my family really likes the cooking and taste of a charcoal grill. I hear the propane grill tastes a lot ...
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How do I adapt to grilling without a lid?

If a recipe explicitly asks to grill with the lid on (for example this jerk chicken), but I'll be grilling on a grill without a lid on one of those ubiquitous rectangular park grills, how should I ...
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How to bake chips in microwave using grill?

Is it possible to prepare tortilla chips using the grill in a microwave? Can I bake anything for example, Indian version of samosa in a microwave using a grill rack? Here is a picture of a microwave ...
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Necessary to empty my pellet grill auger when I'm done grilling?

So, I have a wood pellet grill. Is it a good idea to make sure there aren't any remaining pellets in my hopper or auger when I'm done cooking?
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Can I grill a whole octopus without pre-steaming or poaching?

My local awesome fish market sells whole octopi, and my friend is having a BBQ. I figured nothing would be cooler than showing up with a whole octopus to throw on the grill, but most recipes I'm ...
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Using Pam on a Gas Grill

Is there anything wrong with spraying PAM (cooking oil in a can) on real hot grill grates in a gas grill to prevent meat from sticking? My Dad practices this and I think it's crazy, as it undoubtedly ...
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What is the difference between grills when frying a burger?

I'm new to cooking and I saw that there is several ways to fry/cook a burger. Saw it with a stone grill, pan, iron griddle; Would like to hear other types also. But what is the difference in the ...
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How does fast food restaurants make grilled chicken

In most of the fast food restaurants which do grilled chicken, when they get an order, they take a chicken which looks like it is pre-cooked as it is yellowish in colour, and put it on the grill This ...
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Where to locate thermometer in my Weber charcoal grill

I am about to purchase a Weber charcoal grill. For optimal cooking, I want to be able to monitor and control the temperature surrounding my meat by operating the vents. What is the best way to do ...
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How to get stable and long lasting high temperatures in charcoal grill?

I have Weber one touch spherical grill (18.5") and trying to cook steaks with direct heat. I place steaks when grill thermometer shows 450-500F, but after 2 or 3 minutes temperature starts dropping ...
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How can I make my dish less sour?

I use peri peri sauce for grilling chicken, but it's coming out to be too sour. How can I neutralize the sauce?
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Preparation Techniques for Tilapia Filets

In my freezer, I have two thin tilapia filets that need to be eaten. I realize that I can: wrap them in foil with seasoning and cook bake or broil them with butter, wine, lemon juice, and/or other ...
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Any downside to pre making marinade and then putting it in the fridge?

I was just wondering, is there any downside to making a marinade and then storing it in the fridge before it's used?
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How do I make a really flavorful turkey burger?

Since turkey burgers don't have a lot of fat, you lose a lot of the flavor that you get with beef. Also, you have to make sure you cook them through (170 degrees), so they tend to dry out. What are ...
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Looking for a good text on science of grilling and barbecue

I am looking for a good scientific text about grilling and barbecue. I am looking for something that scientifically goes into the thermal decomposition process of wood when heat is applied to it, ...
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How do I flavor fish en papillote?

I cleaned and gutted a whole fish then stuffed with rosemary and garlic. Wrapped it foil and cooked it on charcoal grill. After it was done cooking, the fish lacked the flavor of the herbs.
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How do I catch drippings on a charcoal grill?

It's time for me to buy a charcoal grill. I am looking into the Weber 22.5 inch. I hope I will be able to use it to get smokey flavor as well with Alton Brown's "wood chips in aluminum foil method". ...
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covertin grilling time to oven time

My recipe calls for grilling a pork loin for 25-30 minutes over medium high heat with the lid closed. How do I convert this to oven cooking?
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Does it make sense to parboil spare ribs before you roast or grill them?

I was thinking about doing it as a time saving device - any recommendations?
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How should I clean my propane grill?

My propane grill needs to be cleaned, how should I go about doing so?
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The inside of my grill lid is rusting

I've seen lot's of questions in regards to the grate on a grill rusting (like this one: Can I still cook on my propane grill with rust?) but my situation is a tad different in regards to the lid. When ...
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What's the white liquidy substance that can appear when cooking salmon?

When I cooked salmon filets on the grill last night, after the filets had been on the grill for a while, I noticed that the salmon secreted through the surface of the filet a white liquidy substance ...
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How best to toast/brown marzipan?

The recipe/picture that I'm following calls for cutting out Christmas stars from marzipan and for the stars to be browned somewhat (does look nice). Last time I did this, the stars deformed quite a ...
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How do you season/prepare a wood plank for Plank Grilling?

I wanted to Plank Grill a Salmon, after hearing about how much Jarrod enjoyed it: http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/23/besides-salmon-what-other-meats-can-be-grilled-on-a-cedar-plank How ...
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Technique for shaping meat for cordon blue (alike)

In last few years I have eaten a few cordon blue like variations which were quite delicious. I have tried replicating some of them at home, and while they were quite delicious I am wandering what ...
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How can I keep delicate food from sticking to the grill?

When I grill fish or chicken, often much of the meat and/or skin ends up sticking to the grill. What's the best way to avoid this?
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Can I reuse cedar grilling planks?

Since wooden cutting boards are safe for use with meat, I was wondering if I can reuse the cedar grilling planks. Yossarian's answer to this question about how to prepare a plank says you can use ...
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How long should a 4-5 pound rib roast take in an infrared cooker?

I'm going to attempt to cook a 4-5 pound rib roast in an infrared cooker. Specifically, a Big Easy Infrared Turkey Fryer. Everything I've read says that it's done when it's done. I understand the ...
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How should chuck roast be grilled to maximize tenderness?

Forgive me if this question has been asked before, I did a search and did not find it. I have cut up a chuck roast into steak slices (relatively thin, maybe half an inch), tenderized it and marinated ...
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What can I use to substitute apple juice in a preparation of ribs?

I am using a quick prep of ribs on a UV grill (that doesn't really hold a temp under 300'F; qed, no long slow cooking). I saw one other answer here where the ribs are wrapped in foil and quasi-braised ...
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Putting “precooked corn on the cob” on the barbeque?

I bought 4 corn on the cob today, plasticwrapped, no husk left, cleaned and everything. These have a sticker saying "precooked". Should I assume that I can just place them directly on the barbeque, ...
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Do burgers cook better when close or far apart?

I was in a debate with a friend in regards to cooking burgers if they should be close together or far apart on a grill. I searched the site but did not find anything that would answer my question so ...
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Best practices for cooking steaks such as rib-eye at home [duplicate]

I am looking for a best practices advise on cooking steaks such as rib-eye or club steaks at home so they come out similar to those at steakhouses. Oven or Pan? How about the seasoning and cooking ...
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Gas grill: soaked wood chips vs. dry wood chips

I have a gas grill and want to get some good smoke flavor in a pork shoulder I am cooking. I've done some looking around for the best way to use wood chips and have found conflicting ideas about if ...
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Can I still cook on my propane grill with rust?

I busted out my propane grill which I haven't used in over a year and noticed as I was cleaning it that there was a bit of rust on the grill. I tried to get it off but it doesn't seem to want to. Is ...
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How to grill portabello mushrooms properly

Recently my girlfriend and I tried grilling (over an open flame, like BBQ) some portabello mushrooms for burgers. We failed miserably :( The mushrooms were soggy and raw at first. After grilling them ...
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Sirloin Tip Kebab cooking times

I want to make some Beef Kebabs with onion, sirloin and peppers. I'm using metal skewers (if that helps). How long should I let the Sirloin cook on the kebabs? There is bite size pieces on a grill at ...
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Do metal skewers make a considerable different cooking time than wooden?

When making kebabs I usually use the metal re-usable skewers. However do they differ at all than their wooden counterparts? Dishes are fun to do but only if the meal is good.
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How do you grill Shish Kabobs so they aren't so chewy?

We cut beef stew into one inch cubes and pierce them on a stick with cherry tomatoes, onions, green peppers, etc, and grill them nicely. The meat is brown and grilled on the outside, pinkish in the ...
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Steaks taste horrid in the center?

I followed in this answer to How do you properly cook a steak?, but I ended up with one problem. After cooking in the oven for 10 minutes, my steaks were soggy and flavorless in the center, yet okay ...
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Are there dangers to using solid fuel on a propane grill?

In another question, a user proposed burning briquettes on a propane grill in order to get charcoal flavor on the meat. I don't grill myself, so I don't know enough to judge whether this is a great ...
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How effective is the George Foreman grill in draining fat from cooking meat?

New to this site, and new to cooking, well cooking properly. I have in my possession a George Foreman grill, not because of the advertising hype, but because I have a very limited space for cooking ...
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What should I use to build a parrilla?

Basically, I just need the grate. From what material should it be made, to make it food safe? Any idea how I can obtain it in a reasonable price? Per Wikipedia (emphasis added): Asado (Spanish: ...
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What temperature range is suitable for grill smoking?

I've noticed when smoking on the grill that sometimes there is no visible smoke, though there's the clear smell of burning wood. Once the wood has begun to smoke, what grill temperature will ensure ...
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Is Beer Can Chicken safe?

Some time ago I've read about Beer Can Chicken. I've never heard of this in my area, but it seems (and looks) tasty! So I would like to give it a try. There is just one thing that worries me: Is it ...