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How to griddle vegetables & fish

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How to cook vegetables and fish on a griddle to give an attractive charred finish.

Points to remember

  • Gently apply the oil to the vegetables with a brush.
  • Heat the griddle pan and put the vegetables onto the griddle's surface.
  • Once the lines have appeared on the surface, turn the vegetables 90 degrees to create the criss-cross griddled appearance.
  • Turn the veg over once the griddled effect has appeared. Remember to brush lightly with oil. When the vegetables are cooked, remove and place on a serving plate.
  • Brush tuna steaks lightly with oil.
  • Place the fish onto the pre-heated griddle pan and allow to cook.
  • Leave long enough for the griddle pan to carbonise the steak to create the lined effect.
  • When they are ready, turn 90 degrees to create the criss-cross effect.
  • Brush other side of the fish with oil and turn over to sear.
  • Move the finished seared steaks to the serving dish.


Brushing the griddle pan will cause the vegetables or fish to stick.


 If you lift the food too early, the fish, meat or vegetables will not carbonise and will not have a griddled appearance.

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