Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > Food > Cooking Tips > Preparing Food: Broiling Basics
|

Preparing Food: Broiling Basics

Flare-Up

The potential downside is that cooking under high heat is very drying, so carefully watch what you're cooking!

Broiling combines some of the best elements of grilling and baking. Under high heat, food turns crispy and brown, cooks quickly and evenly, and can gain a nice “grilled” flavor. Food can be broiled with a minimum of added fat or oil, so that broiled dishes have less fat than the same ingredients fried or stir-fried.

The following is a “hot list” of items just perfect for broiling:

  • Fish steaks (such as halibut or swordfish)
  • Beef (London broil)
  • Poultry (our friend the chicken breast)
  • Fruit (I'm not kidding; visualize broiled pears)
  • Vegetables (huge range, think of tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini)
|

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to 20-Minute Meals © 2003 by CWL Publishing Enterprises, Inc., John Woods, President. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon's website or call 1-800-253-6476.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Send your kids back to school looking sharp! Check out 2014's hottest back-to-school fashion trends, from clothes to shoes and accessories.

Put a Stop to Bedtime Struggles
Steer clear of tears at bedtime with these helpful bedtime tips and this printable bedtime routine checklist for kids.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!