Live fire grilling is the latest and greatest catering option taking corporate events by storm across the country. Events are all about the experience, and live fire grilling is just what you need to host a memorable corporate event.
If you’re considering live fire grilling for your next event, here are a few live fire grilling methods to be aware of:
1. Indirect Grilling
With indirect grilling, food is cooked in a pan or heat-safe dish over a grill. The perk of this approach is a smoky flavor without the need to stand over the grill the entire time. Chicken wings, planked salmon, chicken thighs, pork tenderloin, and beets can turn out great through indirect grilling and smoking. Even desserts like chocolate brownie s’mores can be made with indirect grilling!
2. Direct Grilling
This is the most common method of grilling. Food is laid out directly on the grill and wood chunks are used as fuel. Everything from steaks, swordfish, and veggies can be grilled. Direct grilling is the way to go for a burger or hotdog.
Spit-roasting takes grilling to the next level. This method can be used to prepare large chunks of food, such as whole chickens, ribs, pork lois, and pineapples. A rotisserie basket can also be attached to the grill to cook onions, peppers, chicken wings, and potatoes. Both gas and charcoal grills can be used for spit-roasting.
Smoke pork shoulder or salmon in a pellet smoker. With this method, you place the food in a smoker and simply forget about it for a few hours. Some smokers can even be controlled with a smartphone app! Non-BBQ smoking foods you can experiment with include nuts, salts, eggs, and even ice cream!
5. Caveman Grilling
This approach is as “survivor” as you can get. Place veggies directly onto hot coals and once they’re cooked, use a food processor to create your own salsa.
Once you’ve got some experience with caveman grilling, you could take things to the next level by grilling fish and larger cuts of meat. You’ll need to wrap fish in aluminum foil or parchment paper to keep it from falling apart. For larger cuts of meat, indirect heat should be used before placing them on the glowing embers.
When it comes to grilling, CowgirlQ has seen and done it all. Save the experimenting for your backyard BBQ and call the pros for corporate catering at your next event in San Diego.