When you broil food, you cook it with direct, intense heat. You can broil food under the broiler coil in your oven or over the coals on your barbecue grill. The high temperature browns and crisps the outside of the food, sealing in some juices. Broiling also cooks the food quickly, which helps keep it tender. You don't need to add fat
, so broiling is a healthy cooking method. back to top
- Make sure the broiler is hot before you add the food so it will cook quickly without drying out and getting tough.
- When using an electric stove, leave the oven door open slightly when broiling.
- Wear oven mitts when broiling to protect your hands from burns.
- In your oven, broil meat in a broiler pan. This pan comes with a slotted tray that allows the melting fat to drip into the pan instead of soaking back into the meat. Flip the meat over when the heated side is cooked so it browns on both sides. When broiling vegetables, spoon broth or cooking juices over them to help keep them moist, and turn them over as soon as they start to brown. back to top