Kim wrote in her blog about a small microwave grilling dish she got - in fact she and her husband liked it so much she got one for her condo and one for her new 2010 Roadtrek - The Good Deal Bus. It looked like a nice microwave grill, so I decided to order one, too.
My first effort was the other night when Ron came over for dinner after working on The Palms most of the afternoon. He was actually my first dinner guest in The Palms. I had small salmon fillets in the freezer, and some rice and fresh broccoli and cauliflower, so that was the menu. Of course I had to try out my grill that arrived from amazon.com that day to grill the salmon.
Honestly, I didn't think my salmon was that good. Ron said his was good and he ate it all, but his piece was a little thicker than mine. I think my salmon was overcooked - it was very dry. I should have gotten a photo of the fish, but I didn't think of it at the time. Even though I did put olive oil on the fish and we preheated the grill, the grill marks weren't very dark. Maybe melted butter would have been better - so that ended up being a learning experience. I cleaned the pan and put it away, planning to try it again soon.
Yesterday I decided to make a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich on Russian Rye bread. Slathered with mayonnaise and mustard. One of my favorite sandwiches.
I didn't pre-heat the pan, but I did brush melted butter all over both outside slices of the bread. When I did the first flip after 2 minutes, this is what the sandwich looked like:
At that point the pan was already hot, so the second side got better grill marks. I grilled it for 90 seconds, and it was perfect.
This sandwich tasted exactly like the ones I grill in my little frying pan, and the cleanup was almost non-existent. I wiped the grill pan with a wet paper towel and then dried it with a dry paper towel, and clean-up was done.
This pan is small, as you can see from the second photo - just the right size for me and for my small microwave oven - and it's also very light weight. I'm looking forward to trying out more things. After my first attempt with the salmon, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but after the grilled sandwich, I've changed my mind.
Kim said it makes the best toast she's ever had, and they have cooked other things with it, too, that were very good. She and her husband really like it, and I think I declare it a keeper, too. :)
Here's Katie waking up in the morning. Can you see her little nose in there? She's in her bed, covered with her blanket, poking her head up to see what I'm doing at the table. Then she laid back down and went to sleep again. And I think I have a good life!
WELCOME to our new follower, Anita! Anita has four blogs, but none that are bout RVing, so maybe she's an RV wannabe? Her blogs are about knitting, her favorite photos, etc. Thanks for following along with me and Katie, Anita. We're happy to have you on board!
From Me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)