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Get to griddling

05 AUGUST 2011 Not all of us have a garden which puts paid to one of the finest and tastiest of cooking methods – the barbecue. A heady smoke and a tasty char add tonnes of flavour to any food you stick on it.



The best and easiest way to recreate these flavours indoors are through griddling – a simpler, quicker form of cooking that you can partake in year round – sometimes having a griddled red pepper in the midst of winter can put a little Summery smile on your face. They might be out of season, but we can’t be perfect all the time!

The ProCook Cast Iron Griddle Pans are ideal for recreating the Great British barbecue indoors if the Great British weather isn’t so, well, great. They come in strong red, cream or black and look similar to a few other leadings brands’ versions and are priced very conservatively for a cast iron piece of cookware that looks and feels much more expensive.

The pans are ideal for adding smokiness to dishes, for getting those caramelised, dark char marks you see in restaurant dishes and for giving simple ingredients an extra flavour dimension – just try splitting a chorizo in half and griddling it before topping with a poached egg.

ProCook Cast Iron Griddle Pans available from www.procook.co.uk priced at £22

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