Questions tagged [grilling]

A dry heat cooking method using direct heat, most often from open flames or charcoal embers. For the UK/AU usage describing cooking with the upper element of an oven, use the broiling tag.

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Grilling beef steak on a contact grill

Should I use both sides of a contact grill when doing a beef steak or is it better to use just one side and flip the meat after some time? The grill I own is Catler gr4011
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Small charcoal grill - raise fire grill?

Here's a typical small-cheap charcoal grill ... These are only about 20 dollars (the "Weber" branded items are popular). Regarding the lower wire grate that holds the coals. Is there a way to set ...
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Is it possible to use wood chips on an electric grill to get a more smoky flavour?

There's a ton of content out there about smoking meat on a gas grill using a smoker box, or even gas BBQs that come with a built-in smoker box. Is the same possible with an electric grill? If so, what'...
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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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Smoking Boston Butt and Smoker Went out

I borrowed a buddies pellet smoker to test it out. I got it going bright this morning. Got it up to about 225 and loaded it up a 6.5 pound Boston Butt. It never really stayed at 225, but hovered ...
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Adding fuel to a grill during long cooking

I was thinking about cooking a whole chicken on the grill. This could take a couple of hours, and I might need to add some fuel to keep the heat going. Assuming I am using briquettes, I'm guessing the ...
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Reheating a charcoal grill

I use a covered charcoal grill (Weber 26") and can get the grilling temperature I want pretty reliably by setting the vents. The problem comes when I have a roast that wants 350F and I want to ...
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Cooking meat directly above the flame of a gas stove

What's the easiest way of cooking meat holding it over the flame of a gas stove burner? Is there any device to help with it? How I am doing it right now is holding a skewer a couple of inches over the ...
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Why should entrecôte meat apparently be cut into slices before served?

Recently, I went crazy and bought an entrecôte -- a very premium cut of beef to me. Over $11 USD for one. It was heavenly. I nearly cried when it was all gone from the plate. The instructions said to ...
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Not a tender steak

I have just grilled a AA boneless strip loin on the B.B.Q. I thawed it out in the fridge overnight. It was about 1" thick. I removed the outside moisture with paper towels and seasoned with salt and ...
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What is this black stuff coming off my George Forman grill?

I bought this George Forman Grill with detachable trays that are supposed to be dishwasher safe. I noticed that after the dishwasher there's this black soot on them. What causes this? Is there anyway ...
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Does pouring water on burning charcoal when grilling make the meat more smokey?

Does anyone know if pouring water during grilling on the charcoal, which makes the fire smokey, would actually make the taste of the meat being grilled more smokey?
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Lump Charcoal vs Briquettes and variations in brands

I've been experimenting with BBQ on a variety of smokers for the past few years. Originally I tried some Kingsford Briquettes and had a hard time managing the temperature. There was an excessive ...
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Pork belly strips and ribs

I’d like to know if I can safely lay down pork belly slices on top of pork ribs while smoking? I’m using a pellet grill/smoker at 200-225 degrees for 6 hours.
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Good replacement for methyl-cellulose to be used for binding plant-based burger [duplicate]

I am trying to prepare plant-based burger patties like beyond-meat. What is a good binder to be used as a replacement for methyl-cellulose. I want to grill the patties on a griller.
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Is non-stick aluminum foil safe to use on the grill?

Is non-stick aluminum foil safe to use on the grill? My personal grill is propane. I'm concerned that using this for a foil packet style of cooking will heat the non-stick so hot that it degrades. Not ...
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Grilling on an iron fire pit

While walking home yesterday, I found a discarded fire pit (I initially thought it was a portable grill, but then then realized that it had only a mesh cover). Some details: it's essentially an iron ...
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How can I make home-made veggie burgers stay together so I can grill them?

I tried this weekend to make veggie burgers to cook on the grill, with fake ground beef (maybe Gimme Lean or something like that), egg, breadcrumbs, spices, and they totally fell apart. Is there a ...
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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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Why am I not getting any smoke out of my smoking pouch?

I am cooking some brisket on a gas grill. Following YouTube tutorials I made a smoking pouch/smoke bomb just like the ones they do on YouTube and filled it with newly purchased smoking pellets. As ...
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How does cutting a pork shoulder affect cooking time?

I have an approx. 10 pound pork shoulder that I would like to smoke on a charcoal grill. Recipes commonly list that you should smoke a shoulder for about 60 to 90 minutes per pound (depending on ...
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Multi-purpose grilling apparatus possible for BBQ and shashlik possible?

In Russia and Central Asia, they make shashlik on a mangal. A major difference is that the mangal does not have a grate that is the spits with meat pieces are directly exposed to the heat. I've been ...
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Rule of thumb for conventional oven baking vs. grilling kebabs (ground meat &

I am trying to cook two different ground meat as a kebab (I already had the preparation done for ground venison and ground lamb Adana kebabs). Most of the recipes I see online assumed grilling over ...
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Can I use this air fryer basket with a non-stick coating as a grill basket?

Scenario For (reasons), I have an extra inner basket for this model of air fryer. I have completely removed the handle assembly; what I'm left with is a single piece of non-stick coated metal. I've ...
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Should I press the chicken breast against the pan when I grill it?

When I'm about to grill a chicken breast, I usually cut the breast in very thin pieces. I put some oil in a square grill pan (exactly like this one) and turn on the stove (in a very high temperature). ...
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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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Shiny side or not for foil?

Does it make any difference when you wrap food with aluminum foil for grilling or baking or making a steam pouch whether you put the shiny side in or the shiny side out? I've seen at least one answer ...
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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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Extremely hard layer after cooking the burger on the grill

It was the first time I tried making burgers at home. I did some research on the subject. I just put salt and pepper into the ground beef. Then I heated the iron grill well and applied a small amount ...
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Why do burgers sometimes fall apart on the grill?

Sometimes when cooking a burger I have had it completely fall apart for no apparent reason. Is this due to using a ground meat that is too lean? I don't add anything to the meat and don't spend too ...
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What is this white powder on my grill?

I have a ceramic grill that I have only ever cooked organic chicken breast and organic steak on. I have occasionally added spice but not for months as it makes too much mess. After cooking, I ...
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How to make my meatballs more solid

I've been following a recipe for meatballs but they are far too loose for putting on the bbq. I thought I could maybe put them in the fridge before cooking them, or brown them in a pan before putting ...
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What pros and cons two-sided grill has if compare to pan?

There two-sided (both sided heating up) electric grills with non-stick surface. I understand cooking gonna be a little more expensive because electricity instead of gas, but what else except that?
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A steak story: dry crust

I followed all of the tips. Prime sirloin, taken out an hour before cooking. Salted thoroughly 30 minutes prior. Patted dry with paper towels. Thrown on a high (650) degree grill for two minutes ...
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Does dairy-based marinade increase the amount of browning (Maillard reaction) in meats?

On Food and Cooking mentions that the Maillard reaction begins with a carbohydrate molecules and amino-acids. Dairy products are rich in carbohydrates and meats are rich in amino acids. I wonder ...
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Silicone turner and grill?

I was grilling today and due to lack of equipment, needed to use a silicone turner to remove cooked burgers from the grill, after the gas was off. Seeing as I may have exceeded the maximum ...
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How can I improve my barbecue sauce recipe?

I've been trying to refine my BBQ sauce lately and I'm really curious if I can improve it, or if I'm mixing a sauce for a wrong purpose. The times I've made it, it have been used as a marinade for ...
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Marinated Chicken without Grill

How would you prepare the following marinated chicken without a grill? I tried pan searing my chicken after marinating for 24 hrs but completely blackened the exterior without cooking the inside much. ...
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Why bring steaks to room temp before grilling

It is standard advice to bring steaks to room temp before grilling. (Actually meat generally, and I absolutely agree w.r.t. roasts etc, but I am talking aout steaks on the grill here). I like a ...
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Gas Grill vs. Burner for Paella

I'll soon be making paella outdoors, in a 15" stainless steel paella pan. I have two choices of how to heat this pan: Weber Genesis II 3-burner gas grill Iwatani 35FW portable butane stove Which ...
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Cooking "steak tips" on the grill - how to avoid making them tough?

Recently we bought some "steak tips" from a local farm, and cooked them on our grill and were very unhappy about the result - they were very tough, although the flavor was ok. I wanted to see if ...
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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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Bottom of my charcoal grill keeps falling out

I got a small charcoal kettle grill from Craigslist recently. I can't seem to get the little dish on the botton that holds the charcoal(?) to stay attached to it. It tends to just fall out when I put ...
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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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When does the rule "only flip meat once" not apply?

Title says it all and this is not just a burger question, what about those steaks, chicken breasts, pork chops on the grill?
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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 ...
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How do you fat into meat when grilling or is there a better cooking method?

I want more of the fat to stay in the meat when grilling. It seems grilling is the best way to do this since wet heat methods boil the fat out, frying takes it out then puts it back in however I ...
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Frozen Octopus or fresh Octopus for recipes?

Yeah, I wonder with grilled, fried, steamed, salad recipe, which is better? Frozen Octopus or fresh Octopus Can you compare Frozen Octopus and fresh Octopus, which recipes for which? Thank you so ...
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Is there anything gained by butterfly cutting a hot dog for grilling?

A friend of mine butterfly cuts (in half lengthwise without separating) his hebrew national hot dogs before grilling them. I don't notice a difference in flavor and didn't perceive a decrease in ...
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Cleaning 'cement' from grill

I've been a bit lazy in the last couple of weeks and left some ash in my grill. I was cleaning it today and noticed a hard cement-like substance. I believe this is the dreaded corrosive 'cement' I've ...

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