Weather doesn’t have to keep a grill master from their favorite food. Wow the crowd and be the master of the indoor grill all year – sweltering summer, stormy fall, freezing winter, and rainy spring. Surprise the family with grilled meats and vegetables in less than 30 minutes.
Grilled meats and vegetables do not have to be limited to a fair weather summer treat on weekends. Grill any time of year and have dinner ready in less than an hour with grill pans designed to leave those grill marks on food, all while used in the oven or on top of the stove. Give in and indulge in a grilling appliance for even quicker meals. Here are three devices that are necessary for every kitchen. Then read on for three indoor dinner grilling ideas.
Indoor Grilling Devices
Grill perfectly seared meats, corn, or kebabs with stove-top cast iron grill pans. These pans come with a heavy lid to press the food down and hold in the heat. Give steaks and other cuts of meat a juicy braised-grilled effect. Turn them once halfway through cooking. By the time the other side dishes are done, the meat should be grilled to perfection in less than 20 minutes.
For that seared-roasted-grilled flavor all wrapped into one, try a cast-iron grill pan made for oven use. Slow roast larger cuts of meat or whole chickens and even small turkeys or turkey legs. Larger cuts of meat may take longer to cook though. Give ears of corn and whole zucchini or other summer squash that fire roasted flavor it the oven with a cast-iron grill pan made for the oven. Check the food frequently to prevent burning.
Get dinner on the table fast with a grilling appliance. These cook both sides of the food at once and often have built in timers. Grill juicy burgers to perfection in the time it takes to slice the tomatoes and wash the lettuce. Give seasonal fruit a new spin and feel great about giving the kids dessert.
Often underutilized, a broiler pan can double as a barbeque grill any time of year. Simply set the oven to broil and insert the pan 4 to 6 inches from the flames. Keep an eye on the food so it doesn’t burn.
Three Indoor Grilled Meals in 30 Minutes
Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Grilled Apples
- Pop whole ears of corn with the shucks on into the oven on the grill pan. Turn them once halfway through cooking.
- While they are grilling, grill marinated boneless, skinless chicken on the broiler tray too.
- Slice apples like bread, grill them in the grilling appliance and top them with cinnamon and sugar when done.
- Toss a fresh salad together while waiting for the corn and meat to cook.
- Serve with fresh bread and lemonaid.
BBQ Steak, Broiled Potatoes, Side Salad
- Clean and cut medium sixed potatoes in half, rub them with olive oil and sprinkle them with chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Take thin cuts of steak, pork or boneless, skinless cuts of chicken and coat them with barbeque sauce.
- Place both items on a broiler tray and broil until done. Check often to prevent burning.
- Serve with canned corn or a fresh green salad.
Charbroiled Chicken, Pasta Salad
- Charbroil chicken or steak on a broiler tray. Simply take the frozen cuts of meat, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, place them on the broiler pan, place it into the oven, and turn on the broiler. Turn them once halfway through and cook until lightly charred on both sides.
- While the meat is cooking, make a quick noodle salad. Boil macaroni or spiral noodles, drain, and add frozen mixed diced vegetables that have been thawed. Mix in a little mayo or favorite creamy dressing.