Work from home has drawbacks, but also presents many opportunities. For instance, the commute can’t be beat! Also, being home allows for tasks which are time consuming but need little supervision. Preparing a fresh and delicious meal every evening is one such task, with the help of the Cinder Grill. With the Cinder you can skip both the long commute home and the stress and hungry wait of post-work dinner preparation. In this blog post, using three different dinner menus, we’ll show you how to cook on an indoor grill without spending much time.
For instance, take the classic steak with spinach and a baked potato. If you’re familiar with sous vide, this is how to sous vide in a fraction of the time. About 90 minutes before the end of work, set your Cinder to your chosen temperature (133-135 degrees works well for medium rare) and add your steak. Also place your potato in your oven or toaster oven and turn that on as well. When you’re ready, you can quickly wipe down the Cinder's grill plates, set it to sear and sear the steak, then set it to 350 and saute some spinach in the drippings. The Cinder’s drip tray conveniently removes any excess, so your spinach will be savory and full-flavored but not greasy. All of this should take no more than fifteen minutes of hands-on work, for a delicious and relaxing meal right at the end of your workday.
Another convenient dinner is salmon with broccoli and buttered noodles. Set your salmon on the Cinder at about 120 F; whenever it’s finished cooking, the Cinder Grill can safely hold it at temperature for up to two hours afterwards. Meanwhile, you’ll want to start a pot of water about an half hour before you’ll want dinner. The water does double duty, and the pot triple. First, cook the noodles, and remove them with a skimmer or slotted spoon. Then blanch bite-size broccoli florets in the remaining water while searing the salmon. Finally, drain the broccoli and saute it on the Cinder in the salmon drippings and a pat of butter, while letting more butter melt in the empty but still hot pot before tossing it with the noodles. Finish with a handful of chopped parsley for a beautiful fresh dinner that also shouldn’t take more than fifteen minutes of hands-on time.
Our third and most dramatic suggestion is a platter of sizzling chicken fajitas with flour tortillas. The flour tortillas are most convenient element, needing nothing but to be removed from their packaging and held at room temperature; Meanwhile, after the seasoned chicken thighs have cooked to 150 on the Cinder, it’ll take just a moment to slice them up while the Cinder heats to sear. After searing the chicken, leave the Cinder on sear to put a good char on the sliced peppers and onions, then pile everything on a platter for a colorful and tasty display that again shouldn’t need more than fifteen minutes of preparation.
There you have it, three delicious dinner options in hardly any time at all. As you sit down to your relaxing meal you can glance at the clock and consider the nice long evening you won’t have to spend recovering from your commute and then preparing food; instead you can do anything you like, with the Cinder Grill to help.