Summer is the grilling season, and that means your charbroiler is going to see a lot of use. But did you know that your charbroiler can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs? Here are ten things you may not have known your charbroiler could do:
- Make perfect steaks. A charbroiler gets nice and hot, which is perfect for searing in all the flavor of a steak. Just remember to brush the steaks with oil before cooking to prevent them from sticking.
- Roast vegetables. Vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and even onions can be roasted on a charbroiler. Just toss them in some olive oil or other cooking fat, and they’ll come out nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
- Grill fruit. Grilled fruit is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy summertime fruits like peaches, nectarines, and bananas. Just slice them up, brush with a little oil or butter, and grill for a few minutes until they’re warmed through.
- Barbecue chicken. Chicken is one of the most popular things to grill, but did you know that your charbroiler can do a great job of barbecuing chicken, too? Just marinate your chicken in your favorite barbecue sauce before cooking, and you’ll be rewarded with moist and flavorful chicken that’s full of barbecue flavor.
- Make pizzas. Yes, you can make pizzas on your charbroiler! Just pre-bake your pizza dough for a few minutes to get it started, then top with your favorite toppings and grill until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Toast bread. If you’re looking for an alternative to toast, try grilling some bread on your charbroiler. It’ll get nice and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside.
- Cook seafood. Seafood like shrimp, scallops, and fish filets can be cooked on a charbroiler, too. Just brush with oil or butter to prevent sticking, and cook for a few minutes until opaque all the way through.
- Make s’mores. What’s better than grilled fruit or toast? How about grilled s’mores? Just make sure to use a long-handled fork or skewer to roast the marshmallows so you don’t get too close to the flames.
- Grilled cheese. A classic grilled cheese sandwich can be made on your charbroiler, too. Just make sure to use a non-stick spray or butter to prevent the bread from sticking, and cook over low heat so the cheese has time to melt without burning the bread.
- Reheat leftovers. Don’t want to fire up your oven just to reheat some leftovers? Your charbroiler can do it, too! Just put whatever you want to reheat on the grill, cover with foil, and heat for a few minutes until warmed through.
Now that you know all the things your charbroiler can do, it’s time to fire it up and get cooking! These are just some ideas to get you started; the possibilities are endless. So get creative and enjoy all the delicious food your charbroiler can help you create.