Do you love grilled food, but don’t like the hassle of traditional grilling? Then infrared grilling may be perfect for you! With this cooking method, you can enjoy all of the flavor and juiciness of grilled food without having to worry about flare-ups. In this blog post, we will provide recipes for some of our favorite infrared grilling recipes. We’ll also give you tips on how to make the most of your infrared grill. So fire up your grill and get ready to cook some amazing food!
How to Cook on an Infrared Grill
An infrared grill is a type of gas grill that uses infrared technology to heat food. Infrared grills use less gas than traditional grills, and they cook food more evenly.
- Direct Cooking
Infrared grills, unlike traditional grills, cook your meal using direct heat. This eliminates the time needed for the grill to warm up and account for temperature changes. Once the gas is turned on and at the necessary temperature, you’re ready to go.
Preparation is key for any type of cooking, but it’s especially important when using an infrared grill. Be sure to have all your ingredients ready before you start cooking.
If you’re grilling vegetables, preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for eight to ten minutes. For steak, set the grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for two to three minutes per side.
If you’re grilling chicken, set the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for six to eight minutes.
- Indirect Cooking
Infrared grills can also be used for indirect cooking. This is when you cook your food indirectly, using the heat of the grill rather than the direct flame.
To cook indirectly on an infrared grill, set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your food on the grate over the drip pan and cook for the same amount of time as you would if you were cooking directly.
Indirect cooking is a great way to cook larger cuts of meat, like pork chops and chicken breasts, as well as delicate vegetables.
Do Infrared Grills Cook better?
In a nutshell, infrared grills are significantly hotter and more efficient, which means they cook considerably faster than traditional barbecues. The problem is that this may be what you desire at times rather than all the time. On the infrared grill you can cook everything, from grilled chicken and steak to vegetables and fruit.
Basic Infrared Grill Recipes
If you’re looking for recipes that are specifically designed for infrared grilling, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll share some basic infrared grill recipes.
- Chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
Pound chicken breasts to even ½ -inch thickness. Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Grill chicken over direct heat for two to three minutes per side. Move chicken to indirect heat and brush with BBQ sauce. Close lid and cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about six to eight minutes. Serve immediately.
Grilled Filet Mignon
- Filet mignon
- Olive oil
Season filet mignon thoroughly with your favorite steak seasoning. Grill over direct heat for two to three minutes per side. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit, about six to eight minutes. Let steak rest for five minutes before slicing. Serve immediately.
How to Grill the Perfect Steak Using the Infrared SIZZLE ZONE?
The infrared SIZZLE ZONE is the hottest part of the grill, making it perfect for searing steaks. To get started, preheat your grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Season your steak with salt and pepper, then place it on the SIZZLE ZONE. Grill for two to three minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from grill and let rest for five minutes before slicing. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Salmon fillet
- Canola oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat your grill for 10 minutes with the hood closed. Reduce the temperature of the grill to medium-low or low. Place the Infrared Grill Tray on the heated grill. Brush some canola oil onto the Infrared Grill Tray. Put the fish on top of the tray and close it up. The grill will now work like an oven, so no need to keep flipping the salmon. Grill for about 12-15 minutes or until fish is cooked through. Remove from grill and enjoy!
Be Sure to Experiment and Have Fun!
These recipes are just a starting point – there are endless possibilities when it comes to grilling with an infrared grill. No matter how you choose to cook on your infrared grill, be sure to have fun and experiment with different recipes. Grilling is a great way to add flavor to your food, and infrared grills make it easier than ever to get the perfect sear on your steak. Thanks for reading!