A grill pan is an invaluable and irreplaceable kitchen tool for those living in apartments, offering a great alternative to outdoor grills. If you're wondering how to use a cast iron grill pan, remember that the cooking process differs from traditional fry pans. Grill pans are designed with ridges on the bottom serve as heat conductors and also help lift food away from any possible fat or oil. This provides healthy meals without sacrificing flavour.
The cast iron grill pan is the ideal tool for grilling steaks, lamb chops, fish steaks, prawns and vegetables like bell peppers, potatoes, broccoli, pineapple and even pineapple.
Why Meyer Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan?
For the best results, coat your food in oil rather than spraying it on the grill. This creates a barrier between both surfaces to avoid sticking and locks in moisture for juicier dishes. The oil fills any nooks or crevices of both pieces, so you get deliciously cooked meals every time! To obtain the maximum flavour, consider marinating your food in an oil-based sauce overnight. This will allow the flavours to seep into your dish while simultaneously ensuring that everything is well coated with oil before you begin grilling. By taking this extra step, you won't just be cooking deliciousness – you'll be creating super tasty food.
- You can create tasty dishes without using too much fat.
- Pure Iron Ore Construction offers Exceptional Heat Retention
Meyer Cast Iron Grill Pans are crafted with the perfect combination of materials, making them suitable to sustain blisteringly high temperatures - ideal for grilling. These robust pans provide you with that authentic charred flavour and texture every time. With your high heat-retention grill pan, you can keep chicken and steak warm until serving time.
The grill pan is perfect for oven-cooking your food, allowing you to replicate the same results as grilling on a hood. However, it's essential that your grill pan is preheated before placing it in the oven for finishing your meal - this way, you will get optimal cooking results.
- Grill marks look great and taste better.
Many people associate perfectly cooked steak and other meats with the tantalizing look of dark, uniform grill marks. The mere sight of these lines can often trigger a sense of wanting to eat in their minds. Perfect grill marks have been an iconic symbol of exquisite meals for ages and many cooks still take pride in seeing it on their food. If you can achieve perfect grill marks every single time, not only will the presentation be stellar, but your steak is guaranteed to contain even more flavour. Mastering the art of grilling is much satisfying and gives best results with meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruit as the striking grill marks give you an indication that your food is cooked to perfection. But when it comes to steak and other types of meat, getting beyond just achieving those visible char-grilled lines can help bring out even better results.
How to get the best out of Meyer Cast Iron Grill Pan?
- Well begun is half done; prepare the pan before you grill.
Before cooking with your new grill pan, make sure to give it a thorough wash, rinse and dry. Preheat the pan for five minutes on medium-high heat to prevent any cold spots from forming - this will also ensure you achieve that deep-savoury flavour in whatever meal you're preparing.
- Step up your game; know when to add oil.
To ensure your meal won't stick, it's best to brush food with some oil before placing it on the pan instead of applying oil directly to its surface. Select an oil with a high smoking point. With these tips in mind, you can craft delicious meals that are sure not to stick.
- Deliciousness comes to those who wait.
Always remember the golden rule: if you're met with resistance when trying to turn your food on the grill, let it be. When whatever you're cooking releases from its surface without any hassle, that's how you know it's time for a flip.
For the best results, wait a minimum of two minutes before flipping your food. Utilize tongs to carefully turn it halfway for an inspiring look and characteristic grill marks; this will create perfectly cooked meat and vegetables every time!
- To bring out the best, try the grill press.
With the right equipment, you can easily add some crunch and flavour to your meals - we suggest buying Meyer's Cast Iron Grill Pan and a Meyer Grill Press together. This handy tool helps release fat while adding amazing flavour and grill marks.
When your food is nearly cooked, place a grill press on top and allow it to sit for some time. While cooking sausages, steaks, or melting cheese atop vegetables as it both accelerates the process of cooking and produces an unbeatable flavour.
What all food items can be grilled?
You have endless possibilities with a grill pan, from charred veggies to seared meats to melty hot sandwiches.
Indulge yourself in succulent steaks, delectable lamb chops, and flavourful keema kebab.
Enjoy succulent, juicy grilled chicken that satisfies your every craving!
Incorporating a grill pan into your cooking enhances seafood dishes like salmon, shrimp, and scallops from the water to your table (keep an eye on delicate fish).
Create classic comfort foods such as melty grilled cheese and the ideal aloo cheese grill toast.
Fire up the grill and savour the flavour of veggies! Eggplant, carrots, capsicum, and potato tikki make for a delectable meal that's sure to tantalize your taste buds.