It always happens around the holidays: not enough oven space. Put a new grill to use as a secondary oven during the holidays and beyond.
Best Use for Grill Types
If you are considering cooking on a gas or charcoal grill this holiday, consider cooking sides like broccoli and corn outside. These dishes benefit from the grill’s direct heat source and can stand a bit of char. For indirect grilled sides, like stuffed squash or sweet potato and marshmallow casseroles, use a kettle or pellet grill.
For Consistency, Go Pellet
Some types of grills offer more temperature consistency than others. Pellet grills are like outdoor ovens with an added whiff of wood smoke. So anything you would bake in an oven, from side dishes to desserts, you can cook in a pellet grill. The benefit of a pellet grill is that you basically set them and forget them. There are no flare-ups or issues with temperature consistencies.
This also makes them ideal for baking, where a steady and controlled temperature is necessary. The consistency of a pellet grill makes it ideal for baking bread, pies, and other Thanksgiving baked goods like cornbread stuffing and dinner rolls.
Consider the Smoke
Pellet grills also provide a smokey flavor to your dish, so if there are recipes in your Thanksgiving repertoire you prefer on the less-smoky side, go for a gas grill. It will impart a less smokey flavor. A gas grill’s side burner can also be used to make sides like mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Take the Main Event Outside
If you’ve never cooked a turkey on the grill before, it can be a failsafe way to free up the oven. Plus, turkey and a smoky pellet grill are a natural pairing.
Cooking the bird outside is a good way to alleviate the stress put on the indoor oven and it offers countless options for creativity, too. In terms of cooking a bird that won’t disappoint, it must be cooked over indirect heat.
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