There are several different methods of cooking on the barbecue: direct grilling, indirect cooking, rotisserie cooking, planking, and smoking. Utilize all these methods to get the most out of your grill and impress your guests!
The indirect method of grilling is a technique for cooking larger cuts of meat such as roasts or poultry. As the name implies, the food is not grilled directly over the heat but by hot air circulating around the food. This set up means there is no need to turn or baste the food. The result is delicious, worry-free barbecuing with little chance of flare-ups.
Juices and drippings fall and mix with the contents of the drip pan. This mixture will vapourize, impart delicious flavours and ensure a moist and succulent roast, chicken or turkey.
To use the drip pan method:
Remove the grids and place the drip pan on top of the heat medium
Pour water or other cooking liquid, such as fruit juice or wine, into the drip pan
Replace the cooking grids
Preheat the grill on HIGH for 10 minutes then adjust the heat to MEDIUM or MEDIUM/LOW
Spray or brush the grids with cooking oil, then place the meat directly on the grids above the drip pan
Close the lid, and sit back and relax as your food becomes infused with delicious flavour
Place a drip pan over the heat medium, under the cooking grids, on the side of the grill where you will be turning off the burner
Preheat the grill on HIGH and then turn off one burner.
Brush or spray the cooking grids with cooking oil.
When grilling beef or pork sear the meat on all sides using the lit side of the grill and then transfer it over to the unlit side.
Regulate the heat setting to maintain your desired temperature, (generally MEDIUM)
This method is wonderful not only for roasts but also for thicker steaks, chops and bone-in cuts of chicken.
In this segment BBQ Naz shows you how to grill using the Indirect method. Indirect cooking is great for cuts of meat that take a while to cook. The indirect, convection oven like way the heat circulates around the oven keep the food moist. Watch and enjoy!