Grilling food is one of the best ways of preparing it easily and healthy. Grilling food is a technique by which the food is dry heated from below or above side of the food. An open wire grid with heat above or below is called a grill. Foods can be cooked in this grill which base material is a metal. The metal is a good conductor of electricity and it saves time as well as energy while cooking.
Heat is transferred to the food in a grill pan, which is similar to a frying pan but with raised ridges, via thermal radiation. The heat transferred is through direct conduction. When the heat source in a grilling pan comes from above it is called broiling. If the grilling techniques are followed correctly to its full extent then the food prepared in the grill gives a good taste.
All types of food whether it is vegetable or non vegetarian, it can be prepared using a grill. Instead of cooking the food in the gas or in the kitchen oven most housewives prefer cooking in a grill to gas or oven because it takes less time.
The thumb rule for cooking in a grill: smoking foods should be cooked in a low temperature and should take a long time to cook. For cooking thin slices of meat use high temperature and cook fast. First this food should be cooked on one side then should be flipped and cooked on the other side and directly on the coal.
The sugar-based sauces should be applied only at the end so as to avoid burning. The grill should be coated with oil lightly before cooking. Even vegetable that is to be grilled should be oiled before cooking to avoid sticking. Only little oil should be used to avoid excess grease. The grill should be heated in advance. Before grilling the food should be kept in room temperature, but not for long to avoid contamination.
The food that is cooked in a grill does not take the same time for cooking. Some will get cooked quick while some will take lot of time to get cooked. One has to be very careful while cooking and should give undivided attention so that the food is not charred. Avoid keeping the food after preparation for a long time. If you follow the grilling techniques then there won’t be a single problem in cooking the food in the grill.
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