If you don’t have a grill basket, fold a 24-inch-long piece of heavy-duty foil in half and crimp up the edges to create a lip; this “basket” will prevent the food from falling through while they still get plenty of smokey flavor.
What can I use if I don’t have a grill basket?
Hack a grill basket by using a standard cooling rack for grilling small, slippery vegetables. Place a rack directly on your grill grates with the feet facing up and then grill produce like snap peas or asparagus directly on the rack.
Can you grill veggies without a grill pan?
Frying Pan or Griddle
While some foods, like vegetables, will cook differently in a flat pan, a regular frying pan can be used instead of a grill pan for things like sausages, burgers and chicken.
Can I grill with a cooling rack?
Cooling racks, with their thin metal weave, make a surprisingly great grill basket for small pieces of food. Set any metal (and uncoated) cooling rack directly on the grill while it preheats, and it almost instantly becomes a small grill for tiny tomatoes, cut cauliflower, and more.
Do grill marks add flavor?
But do they actually enhance the flavor? Short answer: Nope! “When it comes to meats — and many other foods — the goal is golden-to-brown color on as much surface as possible,” says Meathead Goldwyn, author of Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling and self-proclaimed barbecue whisperer.
How do you keep a grill basket clean?
We would advise cleaning with hot water, dish soap with a mild degreaser, and a light touch with a non-abrasive sponge or rag before putting in the dishwasher.
Can you bake instead of grill?
Another popular technique to mimic the grill can be done in your very own oven—just think of your oven’s broiler as a kind of upside-down grill. Using intense, direct heat to char and cook things quickly, proper use of a broiler can lead to a tantalizing, caramelized crust, very similar to outdoor grilling.