Most people assume a grill is good for cooking only assorted meats and veggies. But this is far from the case. You can grill a wide variety of food items, from fragrant herbs to tasty desserts. Let’s look at five things you didn’t know you could grill and how to grill them beautifully.
Grilled pizza tastes incredible. So what are you waiting for? Give this one a try! Just prep the pizza like normal, brush it with oil, and grill it over medium-low heat until the crust is golden and the cheese is deliciously melty. For best results, we recommend using an infrared grill, which will cook the pizza more evenly than a conventional grill would. After all, nothing is worse than a bite of undercooked crust and cold, hard cheese.
Who doesn’t love a good crunchy salad? Take your salad to the next level by tossing it on the grill. Use a halved head of cabbage, endive, or lettuce as a base, brushing it with oil and grilling it over medium-high heat. Then stack your other tasty toppings high, dress the salad, and enjoy!
No, not grilled cheese, as in the sandwich—we’re talking about grilling plain ol’ slices of cheese. If you’re a fan of the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, you may recall Chef Anne and Bobby having a conniption when a contestant did this in season four. But it’s an actual thing you can do—and should do!
You want to grill the cheese enough to get those signature grill marks but not enough to melt it. Thick, oiled slices of cheese work best. These grilled cheeses are perfect for cheese plates and charcuterie boards.
Yup, you can grill cake. That doesn’t mean you can pour batter on the grill grates and expect it to rise, though. You’ll need to use premade cake for this stunt. Angel food cake, pound cake, and other airy cakes taste great grilled. Brush them with butter and grill them over medium heat to give them a mouthwatering flavor and crunchy texture.
Grilling earthy herbs such as rosemary and thyme can enhance their flavors. It gives them a smoky, woodsy taste that makes them perfect for garnishing savory dishes or cocktails.
There you have it—five things you didn’t know you could grill. Truthfully, you can grill pretty much anything that’s solid, so don’t be afraid to experiment with your grill. Who knows? You may discover some new delectable treats!