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Ah, broiler pan versus roasting pan. A broiling pan has very low sides, and a perforated insert so that the drippings run off to the pan below. See this broiler pan set for an example.
A roasting pan is typically high sided with a rack inside as per this example.
Broiler pans are designed to be able to endure the high heat (upwards of 500°F) of the broiler element, so they won’t warp. They also allow air flow from side to side.
Jenny ~ re the ‘broiler’, I don’t know what you’d call it but a broiler is inside the oven, mine’s on the top but I think I’ve read some are on the bottom, too. It provides very intense direct heat but is still inside the oven. I heard someone recently refer to it an ‘inside grill’ (which means I may never light the ‘outside grill’ on the patio again!). It’s very, very hot and at least on my oven, has a different control than say, the settings for baking. It’s great to use the broiler for lamb chops (or Elise’s chicken legs!!) or some times you’ll finish off a gratin, say, under the broiler (after it’s cooked with standard oven heat) to brown a bit of cheese on top, etc. Hope this indirect explanation helps!
Wow — I think I’ll make this for poker night with the girls later this month. Any suggestions on make-ahead accompaniments?
Yah Mon! Love ‘dat jerk chicken. But, you do have to use that scotch bonnet for authenticity (yikes! they’re hot! go half-sies!). And how appropriate on the anniversary (02/06/07) of what would’ve been Bob Marley’s 62nd birthday. For full effect, throw on your favorite reggae tunes and wash this spicy Jamaican treat down with a Red Stripe lager. No problem, Mon!
Everything, even the lowly drumstick, tastes better with chile paste. In my house, that habanero would be required!
That sounds yummy! When you say broiler is that the same as a roasting tray? As Im from Ireland sometimes Im not familiar with the terms you use but I will deffinately give these a try
The broiler is the flame at the top of the oven to apply more direct heat. A broiler pan has a slotted top which raises the meant a few inches nearer the flame and drains grease through the slots. The pan below catches grease. You judge whether this fits the description of a roasting tray. Good luck!