Roasting a bird is serious business.
You need the right equipment to make sure it comes out perfect as often as possible.
That’s why we’ve put together this blog post about the 9 best types of equipment to roast a bird. We’ll help you choose the right tool for the job so your bird is always roasted to perfection.
After reading this post, you’ll be ready to go out and buy the perfect roasting equipment for your needs.
1. The Slow Cooker/Broiler Method
Slow cookers are a great way to roast a bird. The low and slow heat gently cooks the bird, resulting in a moist and tender meat. Just keep in mind, if you cherish the crisp browning on the outside of your bird, you’ll have to finish it off in the broiler.
2. In an Oven Bag
Oven bags are a great way to cook poultry without any of the mess. Simply place the bird in the bag, season it how you like, and then pop it in the oven. The bag helps trap the moisture which results in a juicer, more tender bird.
It’s always a little weird doing it the first time, but once you see the final result, you’ll have a whole new perspective on this strategy. Your friends will also stop giving you those odd looks when they taste the juiciness of the bird.
3. In a Rotisserie Oven
If you’re lucky enough to own a rotisserie oven, then this is the perfect way to roast a bird. The constant turning ensures that the bird cooks evenly and comes out nice and crispy on the outside. Plus, it’s a great way to entertain your guests – they’ll be fascinated by the spinning bird!
While not always practical, if you’re a die-hard rotisserie fan, there really isn’t a more effective way of roasting a bird.
4. In a Smoker
If you’re a fan of the smoky, barbecue flavor, then smoking your bird is the perfect way to go. By using a smoker, you can infuse the meat with delicious smoky flavors that will make it irresistibly good.
Just keep in mind that smoking takes time – so be prepared to spend a few hours tending to your smoker and bird. But trust us, it’s worth it!
5. On a Spit over an Open Fire
This is the perfect way to roast a bird if you’re camping or have an outdoor grill. The spit ensures that the bird cooks evenly and retains all of its delicious flavors. If you don’t have experience doing this, we recommend watching some youtube videos or getting in touch with an expert before attempting.
If you’re able to pull it off, there’s really nothing like cooking over an open flame.
6. On a Cedar Plank (in the oven)
If you’re looking for a unique way to roast your bird, using a cedar plank is a great option. The plank imparts a subtle smoky flavor and helps keep the bird moist.
Before cooking your bird on a cedar plank, you’ll need to presoak it in water. This will help prevent it from burning while it’s in the oven. Once the plank is saturated, you can season your bird however you like and then place it on top of the plank.
Make sure the plank is in the middle of the oven so that it cooks evenly.
7) In a Convection Microwave
Convection microwaves, or microwave toaster oven combos, both allow you to quickly cook the inside of the bird with the microwave function, while browning the outside with the convection function. Convection microwaves are specially designed to cook food evenly, and they’re perfect for roasting poultry. Just make sure the bird is properly thawed before cooking it in the microwave.
If you’re short on time or don’t have an oven, a convection microwave is a great alternative for roasting a bird.
8) On a Grill
Grilling is a great way to cook a bird – it results in a crispy, charred skin that’s absolutely delicious. Just make sure the grill is hot before putting the bird on, and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
If you’re easily distracted while cooking, the BBQ probably isn’t for you.
9) In a Clay Pot
Yep, you heard me right…a clay pot. Clay pots are a great way to cook moist and tender poultry. The pot helps keep the moisture in, which results in a bird that’s cooked through but still juicy.
Before placing your bird in the clay pot, you’ll need to heat it up in the oven. This will help prevent the pot from cracking while it’s cooking. In other words, preheat the clay pot with your oven.
All in all,
There are many different ways to roast a bird. It all depends on your personal preference and what you have available. If you’re a smoke head, go with the smoker. If you’re not sure what you like, close your eyes and point.
No matter how you choose to roast your bird, we promise it will be a learning experience. Let us know how it goes 🙂