How to Rotisserie Grill


Why Rotisserie Grilling Is The Way To Go

Rotisserie grilling is a method of roasting meat on a rotating skewer over an open fire, grill or oven. This method is normally used for cooking large pieces of meat or entire animals such as chicken, lamb or pigs. The rotation of the skewer cooks the meat evenly while it marinates in its own juices. It’s strange this cooking method isn’t used more widely. It offers so many advantages that normal grilling doesn’t. Meats are generally juicier, self-basted and slow roasted. On top of this, it’s so simple to cook prepare your meats. You just have to set it up, get the fire going, spin the skewer and let the magic happen. This gives you more time to enjoy the company of your guests while you observe your meal be prepared right before your eyes. The slow cooking of your meat also improves texture and obviously, taste.

How To Do It

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In order to make this type of cooking a possibility you will need a rotisserie attachment for your grill, preferably one with a powerful motor. Some grills such as this portable grill with a built in rotisserie spinner will save you time and money when it comes to rotisserie grilling. Now for the fire, you do not want the flames directly touching the food. Leave a little space (about 1 foot) between the coals, gas burners of natural fire. Also place a drip pan under the food to avoid flare-ups and to keep the direct heat at a safe distance. When you attach your meat to the rotisserie skewers it’s very important to make sure your meat is balanced and attached firmly. Place the meat on the middle of the rotisserie skewer and fasten as firmly as you can. If you are cooking poultry make sure you to secure the wings and legs in as tightly as possible. If you skip this step, parts of the meat will burn unevenly. For cooking times it’s best to use a meat thermometer. Factors such as wind, air temperature and equipment will throw off the exact cooking time of a piece of meat. Using a cooking thermometer takes the guessing out of cooking and ensures your food is prepared properly. When the meat reaches it’s proper temperature, simply detach the meat from the skewer and enjoy the tender, flavorful meat you’ve been watching for the past few hours. There is something for everyone when it comes to rotisserie cooking. You can go as small or large as you want. If this post has you in the mood for some tasty rotisserie grilling meals, check out this guide on how to grill a rotisserie pig.

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