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Indoor "grilling"

NYCkaren Jun 12, 2012 07:53 AM

I live in a Manhattan apartment with no outdoor space, so real grilling is never an option. I saw someone on "Food Network Star" a couple of weeks ago put wood chips in a foil pouch while cooking indoors on a ridged grill pan. Would that work? I am thinking of trying it.

  1. Db Cooper Jun 12, 2012 08:12 AM

    It does work. I've done it. However, be sure you seal the top of the pan tightly with tin foil. Otherwise, you're going to have an apartment full of smoke.

    What are you planning on smoking?

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    1. re: Db Cooper
      NYCkaren Jun 12, 2012 08:21 AM

      I thought I'd try it when I'm just cooking for myself, in case it doesn't work. I thought I'd try a pork chop. Thanks for your help.

      1. re: NYCkaren
        Db Cooper Jun 12, 2012 08:30 AM

        It'll work. Here are a few suggestions based on my experience.

        Use hickory. That works best with pork.

        Once you seal the packet, poke small holes in it to let the smoke escape.

        DO NOT soak the wood chips.

        Preheat your roasting pan over medium-high heat. Insert the chips, then the ridged grill pan. Wait a few minutes until you start to see some smoke. Place your chop in, then seal it off. You may need to use kitchen mitts here as it can be hot.

        Then cook it for the normal amount of time you'd cook a chop in the oven at about 350.

        Good luck!!!!

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