October 14, 2016
What is Direct Grilling?
What is direct grilling?
When you grill direct, you place the food over the fire and cook by direct exposure to the flame and the heat.
What are the benefits?
We like direct grilling because it’s the perfect way to cook steaks, chops, burgers, boneless chicken breasts, kabobs, fish fillets, many vegetables and other quick-cooking foods.
Most often, the best candidates for direct grilling are foods that are tender, less than two inches thick and boneless.
What does direct grilling do?
With direct grilling, you are able to sear the outside surface of the meat to form a delicious crust. This serves to lock the juices inside.
The Big Green Egg is a master at direct grilling because of its unique design. Direct grilling on the EGG is always done with the lid closed. This makes flare-ups and hot spots virtually non-existent.
For some foods, it is often better to begin searing over high temperatures. Then, you can reduce the heat by adjusting the dampers to finish cooking.