Broil

Overview

Broiling is the fastest way to achieve restaurant quality caramelization and char. Unlike roasting, you don't need to wait for the oven to pre-heat, which can take between 5-15 minutes. However, roasting is like upside down grilling. Some ovens have open flames, others have a scolding hot heating element. Either way, it's an aggressive cooking medium.  Successful broiling requires a level of comfort with your oven and demands a watchful eye during the reheating process. Unlike roasting, a lack of focus or unexpected distraction can lead to burnt food and a smokey kitchen.

What You'll Need

Oven with broiler
Sheet Pan

Reheat Time

3-8 minutes, depending on quantity.

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Step 1

Arrange top oven rack to be approx 6-8 inches from the broiler heating element, as shown in picture above. This is sometimes the second to highest position.

Step 2

Turn on your broiler. Your oven may have various settings. Start with a "low" or "medium" setting and then ramp up to "high" as you gain comfort.

Step 3

Arrange proteins and/or roasted vegetables on a sheet pan. Pro-tip: For easy clean-up, line the sheet pan with foil (DO NOT USE PARCHMENT PAPER -- IT WILL LIGHT ON FIRE!).

Step 4

Pop the sheet pan into the oven. Check the food every minute to monitor the reheating process. Turn on your oven light if you have one as it will allow you to keep an eye on the food while the door is closed.  Remove the food when it is hot, fork tender and slightly browned.

Step 5

If you opted for a grain base, transfer them to a microwave safe bowl and add a tablespoon of water. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Check for doneness and add increments of 30 seconds if they are not heated through. Pro-tip: Add a light drizzle of EVOO for extra flavor boost.  If you opted for a greens base, place them in a bowl and drizzle with the included lemon vinaigrette.

Step 6

When your proteins and vegetables are finished reheating, remove from oven serve atop or aside your base.

Step 7

Add sauce wherever you see fit. Our sauces are designed to be versatile, complimenting all of our dishes in different ways. You can pour the sauce over the food or leave it in the container to dip.

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