Cooking with aluminum foil in the broiler has many advantages, like quick and easy cleanup, even heating, and the ability to get that perfect doneness. This guide will show you the best ways to use aluminum foil to achieve delicious results in your broiler.
Preheat your oven and the broiler rack before beginning.
Before you get started, preheat your oven and put the broiler rack in place. This will ensure that your aluminum foil is exposed to an even heat, helping it evenly distribute the heat and keep it from getting too hot or cold. Make sure to check that your oven’s temperature setting is appropriate for the type of food you’re cooking before starting.
Place a layer of aluminum foil on the bottom of the broiler pan.
Start by laying a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your broiler pan. This will help keep the heat and grease produced by the food from collecting in the pan, making it easier to clean up after you’re finished. Make sure that each side of the aluminum foil is securely attached to the sides of the broiler pan.
Place food in the center of the aluminum foil, making sure not to overcrowd it.
When you place food in the center of the aluminum foil, be sure to leave space between each piece. If you overcrowd the food, this will limit the efficiency of your broiler and can cause uneven cooking. Additionally, it’s important to take into account the size of your food – large pieces may need more space than smaller pieces. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and give extra room for air flow.