Grills and Griddled Dishes

Whether you grill (broil) inside the oven, on a ridged griddle pan or over an open fire, this is an excellent cooking method. Grilled food looks good, with an all-over tan or the attractive stripes that mark the means of its cooking. There’s often a contrast in textures, the outside gaining a crisp crust beneath which the food is beautifully tender. Finally – and perhaps most importantly – grilled food is healthy, as only a minimum amount of oil is used in the process.

Grilled Aubergine Parcels

Grilled Aubergine Parcels

These are delicious little Italian bundles of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, wrapped in slices of aubergine.

Moroccan Grilled Fish Brochettes

Moroccan Grilled Fish Brochettes

Serve these delicious skewers with potatoes, aubergine slices, and strips of red peppers, which can be cooked on the barbecue alongside the fish brochettes. Accompany with a bowl of zchug and a stack of warm, soft pita breads or flour tortillas.

Seared Tuna Steaks With Red Onion Salsa

Seared Tuna Steaks With Red Onion Salsa

Red onions are ideal for this salsa, not only for their mild and sweet flavor, but also because they look so appetizing. Salad, rice, or bread and a bowl of thick yogurt flavored with chopped fresh herbs are good accompaniments.

Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor

One of the classic French dishes, Lobster Thermidor makes a little lobster go a long way. It si best to use one big rather that two small lobsters, as a larger lobster will contain a higher proportion of flesh, and the meat will be sweeter. Ideally use a live crustacean and cook it yourself, but a boiled lobster from the fish store will do.

Grilled Skewered Chicken

Grilled Skewered Chicken

These Japanese-style kebabs, served with delicious yakitori sauce for dipping, are perfect for easy entertaining and absolutely ideal for a barbecue partly. For authenticity, serve with Japanese condiments and small drinking bowls of warm rice wine.

Jerusalem Barbecue Lamb Kebabs

Jerusalem Barbecue Lamb Kebabs

In the early days of the modern state of Israel, the days of austerity, “lamb” kebabs would have been make with turkey and a little lamb fat, and “veal” kebabs with chicken and a small amount of veal. Turkey, chicken, beef, and veal can all be cooked in this way.

Pork Chops With Sour Green Chilli Salsa

Pork Chops With Sour Green Chilli Salsa

This chops or loin steaks are deliciously tender and cook very quickly, so this dish is ideal for a midweek family supper.

Marinated Beef Steaks

Marinated Beef Steaks

Bulgogi is a very popular dish for outdoor entertaining. Traditionally it would have been cooked on a Genghis Khan grill, which is shaped like the crown of a hat, but a ridged heavy griddle pan works almost as well.