Saturday, May 19, 2012

Griddle Vittles

I received this griddle as a gift from my mother two years ago, and have put some serious miles on it since.  Use cases started w/ your typical griddle foods -- pancakes, eggs, french toast, etc..  I took to cooking eggs inside of greased ring molds, making perfect little Chris McMuffins...sorta.

As time went on, I discovered that this heavy-bodied skillet was well constructed enough to handle tasks you'd normally reserve for grilling --  that's All-clad for you.  This simple seared salmon & grilled zucchini dish is now a weekly staple.  It comes together in about 30 minutes and only requires the one griddle pan, making for an easy clean-up during the work week (not that I do the dishes anyhow).  

I toss the zucchini in olive oil, red wine vinegar, a bit of sugar, salt & pepper and grill on medium-
high for 4-8 minutes each side.  The salmon is prepared simply with olive oil and coarse salt.  I sear 4 minutes each side -- starting w/ the skin side down.

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