Are you an avid griller? Do you just love the taste of grilled meats and even veggies? But, it’s just too cold to break the grill back out? Did you know that you could cook in your fireplace? We’re not kidding, several people have made it work and maybe you can too! Here’s what you need to know and even a few ideas

What you need to know

  • Firewood, obviously. Get a kind that burns longer and more consistently than the others. Oak is a good choice.
  • Fireproof gloves. You’ll need these when you’re reaching in and out because it’s going be pretty toasty in there.
  • A cast iron skillet. It can handle the heat, and you don’t have to worry about ruining it.
  • Something to set the skillet on. A rack of some sorts will do the trick. You just don’t want your pan directly on the wood.

Food ideas!

  • Kebobs. You could get a few skewers and set them on that rack you’re going to purchase.
  • Steak. Yes, this sounds a little adventurous, but you could do it! ! You can watch this man do it if you doubt us here.
  • S’mores, of course!
  • Vegetables. There are even some you can cook directly on the embers. There is a short list here.

Cooking in your fireplace is perfect for when the weather is less than desirable, or your power is out. No matter what you are cooking, you can be sure that will be an experience you won’t forget. Maybe it will even become a part of your go-to cooking methods.

What do you think? Would you ever cook in your fireplace? Or is that not your cup of tea? Let us know!

PSA: Never cook in a gas fireplace—gas logs need to be clean and unobstructed to work. You also do not want the chemicals from the gas in your food.