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FAQ Subject: How do I use a rotisserie accessory?
We have a new gas grill that we love. There is a rotisserie accessory that we would like to try, however, no instructions came with the grill for the rotisserie unit. It's a electrical, motorized rotisserie unit that has a long metal spit, and two 4-prong sections that are adjustable along the spit. Basically, what I'm curious about is how to get the meat on there so that it won't fall off. Chicken, for example. Do I need any string to tie up the legs? And how long do I cook the chicken? Or even turkey for that matter. Could you give me a list of meats that you have to tie, and also that you don't, and the cooking times and temperatures for each? Also, what the internal emperature of the meat should be when it's done.
Thanks so much!!
Meat takes the same time and temperature to cook rotating noisily on a spit as it does sitting still and quiet on the grill.
If you insist on using the rotisserie, you must put one set of the prongs on the spit with the points pointing away from the motor and fasten them to the spit so that the meat will be about centered on the spit. Impale the chicken/meat/whatever on the spit then attach the second set of prongs with the points piercing the meat. A main problem here it to balance the load. Wings and legs, or anything else likely to flop around and fall off, should be tied or pinned for the best results.