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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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How do you cook corn on the cob on BBQ?

Do you remove peel and wrap it in tin foil ? Do you put it directly on gril (with peel) ? How much time ?
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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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How do you grill a perfect burger?

I'm a pretty good griller (gas barbeque). I can turn out perfect steaks, fish, duck breasts, and even an entire leg of pork. The one thing that eludes me is the simple burger. Even with lean beef, ...
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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 can I get more umami in a veggie burger?

I'm not a vegan, so let me get that out there as the first sentence. I can find recipes all over the place for veggie burgers, but all I've tried have been bland. I may indeed have an umami flavor ...
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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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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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How does food cook differently on an open top grill than a covered one?

The title pretty much says it all, how does food cook differently on an open top grill than a covered one?
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Are these grates okay to cook on?

I'm having trouble with some enamel-coated cast iron grill grates. I've only had this grill for a few years, I don't live on the beach (salt), we don't get much rain, and I store it outside but keep ...
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How to prevent fat splashes when I fry a burger?

The question How do you grill a perfect burger? tells me the best solution is to fry not grill, but I find frying makes such a mess I spend ages cleaning up afterwards. So I grill burgers using my ...
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How can I tell when chicken thighs are sufficiently cooked to eat?

Last night I was grilling chicken thighs on a barbecue and I was told that if there was any pink inside them, they are not safe to eat. My question is twofold: (a) Is this true? (b) Is there a way ...
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Grilling burgers: flip once, or keep flipping?

When grilling burgers I usually flip several times, but have recently been advised to cook forever on once side, flip once, cook and be done. Is that the best way to do it? How do you know when a ...
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How accurate is the hand technique for grilling?

I have read several articles and watched several videos talking about the proper way to gauge the temperature of a grill. Basically they state if you can hold your hand X inches over a grill for Y ...
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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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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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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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Cooking steak on the grill

First and foremost, I am a member of a few other Stack Exchange sites, and I haven't been this excited about one for a while. I'm basically a nerd that's trying to get into cooking, and I couldn't be ...
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Besides salmon, what other meats can be grilled on a cedar plank?

I've fallen in love with this wonderful Cedar Planked Salmon recipe - the two times I've made it have turned out excellently! What other meats (or meat substitutes) can be grilled on cedar and not ...
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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: Besides salmon, what other meats can be grilled on a cedar plank? How do I season a cedar plank in order to use it ...
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How do you keep chicken breast juicy when grilling?

Most of the time it ends up dry. Are there any special marination tricks?
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Mustard-fried burger patty

One of the signature items of the California-based burger chain In-n-Out Burger is the "Animal Style" burger from their secret menu, which features a mustard-fried burger patty. It has a slightly ...
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Can I use the grill tray in my oven for grilling?

My oven came with 2 baking trays, and a small tray which looks like a grill (i.e, its got rows of vertical metal strips the same way as a grill does). Can I use this tray for grilling or broiling, and ...
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What is the charcoal snake method and how does it work?

I've read in places about using something called the charcoal snake method for slow smoking in a kettle bbq. What is it and how does it even work? Here's an example picture.
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How do you prepare and grill blackened salmon?

I've never grilled blackened salmon before, but is there anything more involved than simply sprinkling blackened seasoning on both sides and grilling it for 5-7 minutes on each side?
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Stainless vs Enameled Porcelain Grates?

I need to replace the grill grates on my Weber Genesis grill, and I see that I can get either enameled porcelain (like I already have) or upgrade to stainless steel. A few concerns spring to mind ...
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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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Using charcoal in kettle grill

I learned that in kettle grill the coal should be placed on one side of the grill and meat on the other side. What is the advantage of this method against grilling on direct fire? Adding a water ...
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Achieve crosshatch on grilled pork chop?

I know that putting a crosshatch on a pork chop won't increase its flavor but I like the presentation. Generally, I either rotate my chops too early or too late, resulting in torn meat or no ...
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Cooking times and temperatures for whole fish on the grill?

I recently cooked some whole 7lbs salmon on the grill, wrapped in fig leaves, and left them on a bit too long; they were a little dried out. So, based on the idea that I'm cooking "thick" whole fish ...
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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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