Cooking Methods

Knowing the difference between direct and indirect braaing

Knowing the difference

Knowing the difference between direct and indirect braaing — and which method to use when — is one of the most important aspects of mastering the art of braaing.

If you’ve ever eaten food that was charred on the outside and undercooked inside, chances are your chef selected the wrong braaing method. Fortunately, getting it right is a simple matter of knowing which method to use when braaing certain foods, and then setting your grill up accordingly.

Direct method
Direct method

If you’ve ever eaten food that was charred on the outside and undercooked inside, chances are your chef selected the wrong braaing method. Fortunately, getting it right is a simple matter of knowing which method to use when braaing certain foods, and then setting your grill up accordingly.

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Indirect method
Indirect method

Similar to roasting, the food is cooked slowly and evenly as heat reflects of the lid and inside surfaces of the grill. Excellent for delicate foods or those that take longer than 20 minutes to cook, such as large cuts of meat, roasts, ribs, whole chickens and turkeys, and fish fillets.

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