Found a nice summer “kebab recipe” you want to try for dinner that requires grilling the meat for 4-6 minutes to cook it but live in an apartment and don't have a grill, aren’t permitted to use one in your building, or don’t have the space? Below are some simple alternatives to a traditional grilling options:
The broiler is a setting on your oven. Specifically, there is a burner at the top of your oven. It is used to cook things fast at a high heat (same thing a grill does).
Another nifty tool that you can get is a grill pan. It's a skillet that has raised ridges on it that will give whatever you're making 'grill marks.' It's cheaper and easier to clean than a grill, and available anywhere that sells pots and pans.
Roasting over soaked woodchips There's an easy way to cheat and still achieve a nice smoky flavor. Just soak some woodchips in water, then spread them along the bottom of an aluminum baking pan. Nestle a baking rack in the woodchips, set the meat on the rack, and roast.
Liquid Smoke One of the things you'll miss most of all when you move your grilled meal indoors is that great smoky flavor you get from an open flame. You can't completely replace that taste, but using liquid smoke is a great way to trick your senses into thinking that your steak was cooked over natural wood coals. The great thing about liquid smoke is that it's actually manufactured from the burning of popular barbecuing woods like mesquite and apple wood. Add just a small amount of liquid smoke to any marinade to provide the outdoor barbecue flavor you love.