To sear on a kamado grill, you can follow these steps:
- Start by lighting your kamado grill and bringing the temperature up to the desired range for searing. This is typically between 450-550°F (230-290°C).
- Once your grill is hot, remove the cooking grates and place a cast iron griddle or skillet on the grill grates. This will help to evenly distribute the heat and create a flat cooking surface for searing.
- Allow the griddle or skillet to heat up for a few minutes, until it is hot enough to sear the food. You can test the temperature by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the griddle/skillet. If the water sizzles and evaporates immediately, the griddle/skillet is hot enough.
- Season your food (meat, fish, vegetables, etc.) with salt and pepper or your preferred seasoning, then place it on the hot griddle/skillet. Use tongs or a spatula to press the food down onto the griddle/skillet, creating good contact between the food and the hot surface.
- Let the food sear for 1-2 minutes on each side, without moving it around too much. This will create a nice crust and caramelization on the outside of the food, while keeping the inside juicy and tender.
- Once the food is seared on both sides, you can move it to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking to your desired level of doneness. Close the dome and let the food cook until it reaches the desired temperature, as measured by a meat thermometer.
Once the food is cooked to your liking, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Note: It’s important to use proper safety precautions when working with a kamado grill, as they can get very hot. Make sure to wear heat-resistant gloves and use long-handled utensils to avoid burns.