• Use the direct method to quickly cook foods. Chicken breasts, steaks, fish and seafood are good choices. Place foods on the grate directly over the heat source.
  • Consider the indirect method for foods that require longer than 20 minutes to cook—whole chickens, boneless turkey roasts and pork ribs. Spread charcoals around the edges of grill and place food in the center with a drip tray underneath. For gas grills, place food on grates without flames underneath. Heat sources under the grates at the edge of grill.
  • For grill roasting, first place food directly over the heat source to sear food and then move it away to cook until done.
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