Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Char-Broil Grill top Infuser First Grill!

We had a busy weekend of attending weddings, so I didn't get to grill till Monday night. I have some time  off work, so I have been getting things done around the house.
My Char-Broil Grill Top Infuser came in the mail on Saturday and I decided to try it out for dinner Monday. I sprayed all the parts with cooking spray and I put  a small handful  of Hickory wood chips in the bottom. Then the infuser basket was put in. In the infuser basket, I put carrots, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes. I salted and peppered the veggies and put the grill rack on top. On the rack I was able to fit 3 pork sirloin chops. I salted, peppered and rubbed the pork with Pampered Chef Smokey BBQ Rub.  After that, I put the lid on and put the whole thing on the screaming hot grill. I turned the heat down to medium and put my Pampered Chef BBQ Roasting Pan on the grill to heat up. While the pan was heating up, I quartered potatoes and tossed them with salt, pepper, more of the Pampered Chef Smokey BBQ Rub and olive oil. I put the potatoes in the pan and grilled them, stirring occasionally till they were done. I cooked everything in the infuser for about 40-45 minutes. I think that might have been a little too much time because the meat was a little over 170 degrees by that time. I should have checked it sooner, but I was afraid it wasn't going to be done since the meat was so thick and I didn't trust the infuser yet. I tossed the pork on the grill for a minute per side to add a few grill marks. After that I let it rest for 5 minutes.
Infuser and roasting pan

Pork just before I took it off the Infuser

Veggies in the Infuser.
 The meat was a little dry because I overcooked it, but it was really good with bbq sauce. The veggies had an incredible smokey flavor to them. They were amazingly delicious. The potatoes were good too. I will definitely be using the infuser more and think it was worth the $25. I have even read of people using it on their grills side burner. Also it is all dishwasher safe.

Most of it fit on the dishwasher top rack
I am planing on grilling fish in the infuser this weekend. I hope everybody has a good rest of their week. Happy grilling!