Using a rotisserie basket is fun and makes some grilling sessions much, much easier.
The rotisserie basket I am using cost less than $20 and is EASY to clean in the dishwasher. It is much more affordable than the Rib-O-Lator but doesn’t have the same capacity. There is a link at the bottom of this post to the exact rotisserie basket I use.
I started by seasoning a dozen wings with salt and pepper. Initially there wasn’t enough room in the basket for all of the wings but after I cut the wing tips off they all fit in great.
The wings are held in place on the other side by a simple adjustable latching grid. I secured the grid at the tightest setting to make sure those wings wouldn’t move.
I sauced these guys up and they were quickly devoured! One of the great things about using the rotisserie basket for these wings was that I didn’t have to fight any flare-ups. There was no tending the grill and moving the wings around. This was a pure “set it and forget it” grilling session.
Next up on the rotisserie basket was a two pound pork belly! Super, super simple and extremely delicious.
I scored the fat cap and seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh chopped garlic. The belly fit nicely into the rotisserie basket and was cooked almost exactly like the chicken wings. The middle burner was always off. I kept fiddling with the outer two burners and moving them between High and Medium. This was my first time roasting a pork belly so I was a little nervous.
It took about an hour for the belly to reach an internal temperature of 180F. Here is a series of photos showing how this lovely piece of pork transformed on the grill.
I really cannot describe how incredible this smelled while it was roasting. It was glorious. Do you know what else was glorious? I roasted a faty pork belly on my Weber gasser and never had to deal with a single flare-up!
Here is what the belly looked like after it was cooled and sliced. Delicious!!
I know that a lot of times folks break out the rotisserie as a “gimmick” to have a little extra fun with their grills. There is nothing wrong with that; I am all in favor of more grilling entertainment! However, there are other times when busting out the rotisserie is simply the best option and makes life simpler. Anytime I can combine fun and simple it makes me very happy!
If you are interested here is a link to the rotisserie basket I use.
If you would like to see what else you can do with a rotisserie then check out these other Weber rotisserie recipes.
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