Turn Your Fireplace Into a Hearth for Roasting Meat

It’s not the most practical thing in the world, but if you’ve never eaten simmered meat, you’re missing out. This video from ChefSteps shows you how you can turn your home fireplace into a roaring fire pit, perfect for roasting meat – and in their case, a whole pig.

Honestly, they went for the hell out of it because they were making anepic medieval feast for Game of Thrones , but you don’t have to go that far if you don’t want to – maybe a picnic pork shoulder or a whole ham or lamb will do too. The first thing you’ll need is a few baking sheets wrapped in foil. Most home fireplaces are painted in dark colors to help absorb heat and control the temperature in the room, and you need something reflective to heat the meat you are trying to cook. Next, you’ll want to bake hardwood, something nice and dense, or anything you can use for your grill or barbecue.

Then you need to install drip trays that you can use later, but also just to make cleaning easier. You will of course also need a skewer, whether you build it yourself or buy it for about $ 50, you will need it to cook over the fire. Using the skewer also gives you control over the rotation of the meat so that it cooks evenly and moving it closer or further away from the fire depending on how you cook. And of course, you also need a fire extinguisher – obviously you don’t want to start a fire in your home if there is no fire extinguisher nearby.

After that, you need to put the meat on a skewer, light the fire and cook as much as you like. If you’d like to duplicate their roast suckling pig, click on the link below to view the recipe and instructions.

Tips & Tricks: How to Turn a Fireplace into a Medieval Meat Pit | ChefSteps


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