I recently bought a grill that I can pop into my fireplace and enjoyed grilling some home made sausage.. It'sa little trickier than an out door grill but the links were wonderful.. Anyone out there have any other suggestions?
krekhall, welcome to chowhound. I cook in the fireplace at our camp (cabin) all the time. I often cook planked salmon, steaks, and sashlik -shishkabobs. Let hard wood like maple or oak burn down to coals to grill and when done cooking build a big soft wood, hot fire to burn out any grease.
Have fun, Conan.
Excellent... I have hard wood and some fruit wood from an old plum tree i use in the summer for my kettle grill.... I was thinking maybe it kicked out too much smoke for the indoor... It really smudges the inside of the kettle grill Ill try mixing some in in moderation... What do you recommend for soft wood?
I haven't done it myself, but I've seen Welsh Rarebit cooked in a fireplace before. You need a cast iron pot.
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For baked potatoes, put whole potatoes in a cast iron pan, or wrap them in aluminum foil and place them in the embers.
Keep a pot or kettle of water in or adjacent to the fireplace so you have hot water for tea, instant coffee, and cooking always at the ready. It humidifies dry winter air, too.