Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to break out that grill! But what happens if you’re craving barbecue on rainy days? Don’t fret. Rain is something that is inevitably going to occur in New Jersey. Serve Famous Dave quality grub in your apartment rental or house’s kitchen with these helpful tips.
Get Started with Indoor Grill Tools
Most likely, you will think of the all time favorite, the George Foreman Grill.
This electric countertop grill comes in two styles.
1. A contact grill, which has a top and a bottom plate. It will “sandwich”
your food while cooking.
2. An open grill, which is one flat surface where you manually flip what
you are cooking.
These countertop grills are a great option for an apartment especially
because they do not take up much space and make clean up fairly simple.
Choose the Right Food to Grill
You want to make sure you choose the right kind of meats or fish to cook.
Choose leaner meats for indoor grilling because with a higher fat meat,
things can get very messy and smokey. If you do not have a high usage vent,
smoking meat would not be the wisest choice. Choosing to grill chicken, fish
or even vegetables can be a much neater process. But don’t get my wrong, I
love my fatty meats. If you have your heart set on a nice steak, try
pre-cooking the meat in the oven before finishing it off on an indoor grill for
that cherished barbeque taste.
Cook Your Food Right
Recommended average cooking times are as follows:
- Chicken Breast: 12 to 15 minutes
- Fish Fillets or Shrimp: 5 to 7 minutes
- Flank Steak: 12 to 14 minutes
- Hamburgers: 14 to 17 minutes
- Hot Dogs or Sausages (precooked): 5 to 7 minutes
These are only estimates so please do not leave any grills unattended
while cooking. While we always want to have delicious food, safety is our
number one priority.
Start with a Great Recipe
Here are some of my personal favorite recipes for indoor barbequing:
Even though your indoor grill may have no open flames, you should always
be extremely careful while barbequing. A great way to stay extra safe would
be to take care of your indoor grill. Most indoor grills are nonstick and
therefore must be hand washed. If your tools are in tip top shape, your
grilling experience will not only be safer but easier. Another great way to
prevent an accident is to try to not use marinades or too much sauce. Excess
sauce will cause your food to burn. Instead try coating your food with a little
bit of olive oil and a great blend of herbs and spices. Whatever you’re grilling
in the kitchen, make sure to make safety your number one priority.
It’s All in the Presentation
Consider how you’ll serve your delicious barbecue and share some pictures
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