I am trying to expand my cooking techniques to provide more variety in our meals at home. I attempted to use a grill last summer, turns out I am not very good at it. I love the taste of grilled food though, so I bought a double burner griddle.
I have learned to read the reviews of everything before I buy expensive items. After reading the reviews, I decided to purchase the Chef’s Design version. One of my requirements was that it be flat on one side and have the ridges on the other side. I also wanted it to have a well for grease or liquids. Here is a link to it on Amazon for anybody that is interested, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000860FJ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00.
I was dying to try it out once it arrived so I went to Hy-Vee and purchased a nice slice of salmon for myself and some bacon wrapped sirloin for the boys. I also found a great recipe on Pinterest for potatoes on a grill. After heating up the griddle I tossed everything on it, with a good distance between so nothing would get tainted, and began “grilling” on my new griddle.
Everything turned out wonderful (potatoes didn’t get quite done).
While looking for recipes that day I read that a lot of these griddles smoke really bad, but even when grilling two steaks, I didn’t think it smoked too much. I had the stove vent on and the ceiling fan on, and the window open a crack. I think I would have been fine with just the vent on.
I grilled shrimp on it tonight and they were wonderful as well. I have to say, I am thrilled with the purchase and truly love my griddle. I keep trying to think of new things that I can make on it. The clean-up is so easy, it is wonderful! This is a kitchen must have.