Grilling Tips – Benefits of Using Grill Pans
Often we associate a grill pan with cooking and searing steaks. Little did most of us know, grill pans are recommended over the standard, flat frying pans. Other than getting the appetizing appearance of grill lines or marks on the meat, it is also less in fat.
They rise the meat up out of the oil that its releasing. This gives a burger, for example, more of a grilled texture and flavor as its not sitting in its own fat. On a flat pan, the burger will release fat and then start to fry in the fat. To me, its something different.
Aesthetics wise, those grill marks evoke fond memories for a lot of people, so the food looks better. However, if grill marks don’t evoke fond memories or you grew up with a griddled burger – then that is what is delicious for you too.
Although for most, they find the taste of steaks cooked in a flat cast iron pan better, still I have to agree I love my grill pan better for some reasons, but I want emphasize the importance of the grill pan being cast iron, as opposed the lightweight aluminum ones which don’t hold their heat as well and warp over time .
Remember the adage, “when food looks better, people think it tastes better.”