* This post was created in partnership with Ninja®, and I received a complimentary product, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
Do you love to grill but don’t do it as often as you like? Maybe you don’t like the hassle, or your outdoor living space won’t accommodate a BBQ? Or perhaps you don’t have an outdoor living space? A new kitchen appliance by Ninja called the Ninja® Foodi™ Grill is about to change all that and make grilling easy year-round, even if you have limited space to work with. We got a chance to give it a test drive before its official release, and after using it for a few weeks, we’re officially hooked! Not only does the Ninja Foodi Grill grill foods amazingly (see below), but it also performs a variety of other functions to make it worthy of adding to your collection of kitchen appliances. If you’re currently thinking, “Do I really need another kitchen gadget?” let me be the first to tell you, yes. Keep reading to see our first impressions, and scroll down for the first yummy recipe we created using the Ninja Foodi Grill.
First Impressions And Grilling Experience with Ninja Foodi Grill
When I first learned about the Ninja Foodi Grill, I admit I was skeptical about how it would perform. I wondered if it actually gives food those excellent grill marks. Would the flavor be there? Would the food be juicy? Would we get that beautiful caramelization if the meat was glazed with a BBQ sauce or marinade? I can now confidently say the answer is yes, yes, and yes. Boy, did it deliver? Not only is it a fantastic indoor grill, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. My first test cooking with the grill was with some zucchini and squash, simply seasoned with salt and pepper along with some jumbo shrimp I had marinating.