The Benefits of Outdoor Rotisserie Cooking
Many people relegate grilling to a summer activity only, but with the right tools, you can enjoy outdoor grilling and rotisserie all year round. Rotisserie cooking is a great way to cook large pieces of meat evenly, and it's also hands-off, so you can attend to other things while your meal is cooking. Best of all, you can use all those delicious drippings to make tasty gravies and sauces. Here are some tips for getting started with rotisserie cooking.
Getting Started with the Rotisserie
If you're new to rotisserie cooking, you'll need a few things to start. First, you'll need a rotisserie attachment for your grill. These are readily available at most home improvement stores or online. Once you have your rotisserie attachment, you'll also need some heavy-duty skewers or forks to secure your meat to the rotisserie spit. And lastly, you'll want to invest in a good set of protective gloves, so you don't burn yourself when handling hot meat.
Now that you have all the necessary supplies, it's time to start cooking! When choosing a piece of meat for rotisserie cooking, go for something relatively large and uniform in shape. Good choices include a whole chicken, turkey breast, pork loin, or beef roast. Season your meat as desired—a simple rub of olive oil, salt, and pepper will do—then place it on the skewer or forks and secure it tightly, so it doesn't come loose while cooking.
If using a gas grill, preheat to medium-high heat; if using a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are evenly distributed and glowing red before placing your meat on the spit. Place your rotisserie attachment on the grill according to the manufacturer's instructions, then turn on the motor, so the spit starts rotating. Put the lid on the grill and let your meat cook until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
As your meat cooks, drippings will fall into the drip pan below. You can use these drippings to drizzle over side dishes or make gravies or sauces—simply pour them into a saucepan and simmer until reduced by half. Serve your finished meat with sides, and enjoy!
The Benefits of Rotisserie Grilling in the Fall and Winter Months
Outdoor cooking and grilling with the rotisserie is a great way to grill through the fall and winter months. As the weather starts to cool down, many people pack up their grills and don't give them another thought until the spring. However, just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to put your grill away for the season! Here are a few reasons why:
- The rotisserie automatically keeps your meat rotating for uniform cooking. No more flipping or babying the grill!
- You can capture all those delicious drippings for side dishes or gravy.
- It's a great way to entertain guests since they can watch the meat cooking without you having to stand over the grill the entire time.
- Rotisserie grilling is a unique cooking method that will impress your friends and family.
- It's a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air, even when it's cold outside.
- Grilling with the rotisserie frees up your oven for other dishes, like dessert!
- And last but not least, rotisserie chicken tastes better.
Combine Rotisserie with Hybrid Grilling
Now that you know all the benefits of rotisserie grilling, why not try it with hybrid grilling? With a hybrid grill, you can use gas, charcoal, hardwood, lump coal, pellets, or any combination to roast your meat. This flexibility gives you more options for flavor profiles and allows you to experiment with different cooking methods. So, if you're looking for a new way to grill this fall and winter, give rotisserie grilling with a hybrid grill a try! You won't be disappointed.
Whether you're a grilling enthusiast or just getting started, outdoor rotisserie cooking is a great way to enjoy delicious meals all year round. With minimal effort, you can produce perfectly cooked meats that are juicy and full of flavor. So dust off that grill and try it—you might just be surprised at how much you enjoy it!
American Made Grills offers rotisserie attachments to fit the Estate, Encore, and Muscle grills with robust motors capable of 25-pound capacity up to 100-pounds. Grill everything from roasts to multiple whole birds at once! Grab your appropriate rotisserie kit today!