Have you tried grilling with a pie tin? Not only are they great for pies but they’re useful on the grill! Jayna Todisco, female pit master of A Mazie Q and winner of the first annual Cowboy® Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series shares five reasons why the pie tin is a magical and versatile addition to your BBQ tool kit:
1. Create more consistent cook times
A lot of times, meat portions such as burgers or chicken (breasts, thighs) can vary in size from one to another. When cooking meat on the grill, place a pie tin over the bigger portions to create a makeshift oven that will help cook times be more consistent.
2. Avoid the kitchen back and forth
Using a pie tin means added versatility and is the simplest way to cut down on cooking time. Flip the pie tin over to cook your beautiful piece of fish and prevent it from falling apart over the grill or prepare an au poivre sauce at the same time while cooking your steak. The size of a traditional pie tin gives you the freedom to cook two or more different foods and still have room on the grill, saving time and giving you more control over your fire.
3. Vary smoke concentration
If you’re looking for a smoky flavor on your chicken breast, add several wood chips to a particular spot on the coals and add the pie tin cover. This helps keep smoke concentrated on the chicken and gives you the freedom to cook other things such as vegetables that you may not want so smoky.
4. Work around the shape of the grill grates
For items that may not lend themselves to the grill grate shape-wise, add a pie tin to the mix. Prevent smaller items such as asparagus spears from falling through the grate while reaping the benefits of cooking over charcoal. Simply toss with butter in the tin for a smoky grilled asparagus without the fuss.
5. Create the effect of indirect grilling
Flipping the pie tin over allows you to cook things more indirectly and prevent sticking on the grill grate. For example, create smoked tomato butter without the mess by adding wood chips to the fire and cooking the butter and tomatoes directly in the pie tin.
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