How to Grill Meat in a Foil Roasting Pan?

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Grilling is a beloved cooking method that can be adapted to suit different tastes and preferences. People can add various seasonings according to personal preferences, making it a social activity for family gatherings, friends’ dinners, and company gatherings. Traditional barbecue requires preparation of equipment such as a grill, charcoal fire or oven, but the aluminum foil baking pan can be placed directly in the oven or grill and can retain fat and juice. Aluminum foil has good thermal conductivity and can transfer heat evenly without causing food to burn. This article will introduce you to grilling meat in a foil grill pan:

Barbecue Steps

Choose Foil Grill Pan

Depending on how you roast the meat, prepare some roasting foil pans. Rectangular or oval pans are ideal for holding large pieces of meat. The thicker the foil grill pan, the less likely it is to deform and the greater the heat it can withstand. If serving large roasts, it’s best to choose a plate with reinforced edges or handles. The following are common aluminum foil roaster pan sizes for reference:

YSA-B525ATop out: 525x328mm
Top in: 495x300mm
Bottom: 440x245mm
YSA-B525BTop out: 525x326mm
Top in: 508x308mm
Bottom: 473x277mm
YSA-B466Top out: 466x268mm
Bottom: 354x352mm
YSA-T455Top out: 455x360mm
Top in: 410x330mm
Bottom: 354x280mm
YSA-T470Top out: 470x345mm
Top in: 436x326mm
Bottom: 380x268mm
YSA-B430Top out: 430x310mm
Top in: 395x275mm
Bottom: 355x240mm
YSA-P345Top out: 345x246mm
Top in: 320x234mm
Bottom: 250x137mm
YSA-P545Top out: 545x362mm
Top in: 513x333mm
Bottom: 400x218mm

Prepare Grill

Start by scrubbing the grill grates to remove debris and residue. Preheat grill to desired temperature. You can place a heatproof mat or foil on the grill rack and then place the baking sheet on top.

Prepare Meat

Choose cuts suitable for grilling, such as steaks, burgers, chicken nuggets or pork chops. Thinner cuts of meat can be grilled directly, while thicker cuts require indirect grilling.
By marinating with marinades or spices, the seasoned meat is covered and marinated in the refrigerator for the prescribed time to allow the flavors to permeate the meat.

Prepare Foil Roaster Pan

Line the bottom of the roasting pan with aluminum foil paper, extending it to the edges. The foil lining will prevent the meat juices from sticking to the pan.
For foods that you want to cook slowly, use a double layer of aluminum foil sheet to create a drip tray. Shape the foil into a shallow tray and place it in the center of the baking sheet to catch drippings and prevent burning.
For some cuts of meat that are difficult to cook, you can place a wire rack or grill inside the aluminum foil baking pan. This will prevent the meat from directly penetrating into the juice and make it easier to heat evenly.

Preheat Grill Pan

Place an empty aluminum foil baking pan on the preheated grill. Preheating the pan will bring it to the desired temperature, making it easier to sear the food from the outside and reduce sticking.
When the meat comes into contact with the preheated pan, it forms a seared crust that locks in natural juices and flavor. The preheated pan also helps prevent meat from sticking to the surface, making it easier to flip and remove.

BBQ Tips

  • Thin meat: Place the meat directly on the preheated baking sheet, spread the meat pieces out, and flip them with tongs or a spatula, paying attention to the time.
  • Thick meat: Place the meat on the rack of a roasting pan, preferably in the center; place a foil baking sheet on the rack; larger pieces of meat, such as roasts or whole chickens, may require longer cooking times before serving.

Oiled and Scented

  • Brush the meat with marinade or sauce while grilling, and basting it with oil will add moisture and enhance flavor. If you like a smoky flavor, soak wood chips in water and place them in a smoke box made of aluminum foil. Place the wrap directly on the heat source of the grill to release the smoke and give the meat a smoky flavor.
  • Various seasonings, such as rosemary, thyme, paprika, cumin or paprika, can be added.

Things to Note

  • Pay close attention to the grill temperature during the entire cooking process, and adjust the heat source or grill vent in time. The temperature should not be too high or too low.
  • Don’t let fat or marinade drip onto the grill’s heat source, as this could start a fire. Keep the meat away from the flame when using long-handled tongs.

Enjoy Barbecue

Allowing the roast to rest before serving ensures maximum juiciness and tenderness. Using tongs or a spatula, carefully remove the cooked meat from the foil baking dish. Transfer the meat to a clean cutting board and let rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. This step is especially important with larger cuts of meat, as it allows the muscle fibers to relax and retain moisture.
When serving, slice the roast against the grain, which shortens the muscle fibers and makes the texture more tender and easier to chew. If desired, you can garnish with fresh herbs and serve with your side dish or sauce.

After Use Treatment

Allow the foil-lined baking sheet to cool completely before carefully removing and disposing of the used foil. If the foil baking pan is reusable, wash it with warm soapy water and a soft sponge.
Once the grill has cooled, remove the heatproof mat or foil from the grill. Use a grill brush to scrub the grates to remove any remaining debris.

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