PALAZZETTI MAGAZINE

Have you ever tried baking in aluminium foil on the barbecue? Maybe you haven’t thought about it, but this technique, which most people only associate with the oven, works perfectly well on the grill too.

Let’s find out together what its characteristics are and how a serial griller like you can put it into practice!

Baking in foil on the grill

Barbecue baking is a cooking system that involves cooking food wrapped in aluminium foil (inside of which you can also insert oven paper) and covered with hot embers. This almost airtight wrapping keeps the food moist and succulent, guaranteeing an intense and unforgettable taste.

This type of cooking is excellent for a variety of foods. A great classic for cooking with foil is light, simple meats, fish and vegetables that require very little seasoning. But you can also experiment with alternative recipes by baking small portions of pasta and rice already cooked: add a sauce or two or your favourite herbs and the result is an explosion of flavours!

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How to get the best result using foil

How to proceed? There are just a few simple steps

  1. Place the food you want to cook in the centre of the foil with its seasonings.
  2. Lift the edges and close them, taking care not to stick the foil to the food, but leave a space inside the foil for the heat to circulate uniformly.
  3. When you are sure that you have covered the whole surface, you can proceed by sprinkling the embers over the foil while they are still hot, taking care not to burn the foil, of course.
  4. At the end of the time needed to cook your recipe, remove some of the embers and open the foil slightly to check that it is cooked: if a little more time is needed, cover it well until the desired result is achieved, otherwise remove the embers completely and open the foil and allow the steam to escape.
  5. Serve your dish without removing it completely from the foil: in this way it will retain all its flavour right to the end!

As you may have guessed, the only slightly tricky part is figuring out the correct cooking times, which vary depending on the food, but also on the temperature of the embers.

Before inviting guests over, we recommend that you have some fun and practice baking with foil a few times: once you get the hang of it, the result is guaranteed!

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