There’s nothing more summery than grilling some hamburgers, veggies, or really anything you can get your hands on and sharing it with friends. But, if you live in a city or just don’t have the money for a regular grill, don’t fret! You can still get all the benefits of grilling inside if you have one specific tool: a cast iron grill pan.
Cast iron is one of the most desirable kinds of pans in general because it maintains heat really well, sears meat perfectly, and can be transferred into the oven without worry. There are many different types of cast iron pans available, and one popular kind is a grill pan! The ridges of the grill mimic the effect an outdoor grill will give you to, but at a fraction of the cost and without fussing around with gas or charcoal.
Use a cast iron grill to sear steaks and burgers for meat lovers, or to make out of this world vegetarian dishes with vegetables as the main event. The great thing about grilling is that it imparts a lot of flavor as well as texture, so you can take a regular green like bok choy or fennel and make them into something seemingly more substantial.