Entrees-Poultry or Seafood - George Foreman Grill
06-29-2000, 07:27 AM
I have read that sooo many of you have this wonderful grill, and how great it is to use.. I went and bought one today, and now am curious about what your favorite
things to cook on it.
thanks for your answers.
06-29-2000, 06:17 PM
I like to marinate chicken breasts and cook them on the GF Grill. I always pound my chicken flat before cooking in it, though. Does everyone do that or am I going to too much trouble?
I don't eat red meat, but my mother and my SIL cook hamburgers in theirs all the time.
My mother recently sliced yellow squash lengthwise into 1/4 inch slabs, and marinated them in fat free italian salad dressing, then cooked them on the GF Grill. It was wonderful!
06-29-2000, 07:45 PM
Hi..I have a GF clone from Hamilton BEach...I never pound my chicken breast...I just preheat the grill..then put them on and wala...10 minutes they are done...And juicy...wow are they jucky...I usually use a marinade...I eat chicken breast alot since you get more for your points...It does do steaks good, and pork???Oh my gosh...I usualy buy Pork Loins and have them cut them in the middle so they are not so thick...salt, pepper, garlic powder...Now that is a treat...Enjoy your grill....
06-29-2000, 10:58 PM
YUMMM!!, Thanks harley and Suzanne.
Guess I can just work my way thru our freezer...I like the hint about the squash too, since we have a bumper crop just about to explode!
06-30-2000, 05:45 PM
I have the Hamilton Beach one also. I love it and it is part of my kitchen counter now. I use it like 4 or 5 times a week now. It is great.I like it because it is big and the top can fold down to be used as a grill.
06-30-2000, 09:32 PM
I did the squash last night ...it was delish!
I didn't know about the Hamilton beach model, shoulda waited to ask more questions! Oh well, I love my grill! i did the meat for fajitas last night, couldn't believe, with doing the meant and the squash, only 8 minutes cooking time!!!
thanks again for your tips.
07-11-2000, 03:21 AM
For a bunch of Grill recipes:
I asked for one for my birthday so I can get to grilling this weekend! :D
07-11-2000, 05:54 AM
THANK YOU, SOOOO MUCH!!!!
What yummy sounding recipes, I can hardly wait to try them.
07-23-2000, 10:22 AM
I love my GF grill too, but I have one question. What does everyone use as a marinade? I have no idea how to marinate my boneless chicken breasts which is what I cook most often. Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks.
07-23-2000, 10:25 AM
Sorry, I just scrolled down and found some great marinades for chicken. Any other ideas?
01-30-2001, 09:24 PM
01-31-2001, 12:01 AM
Another web site of Geo Forman recipes is nickaduck/recipes. If you can't get it from there go to auntrunnersrecipes.com and go to her list of other sites. Nickaduck recipes can be reached there. Another possibility members.aol.com/nickaducksrecipes.com There is a thread for Geo Forman grill.
In the booklet that should have come from your grill is an excellent marinade that is pretty easy.:
Mustard Lemon Marinade for Chicken
2 tabl. mustard
2 tabl. balsamic vinegar
3 tabl. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp paprika
Mis together and marinate at least 1/2 hour. enough for 4 6oz breasts
The gal that was on W W magazine for Dec and is on the Food Channel. (can't think of her name at the moment) says to marinate your chicken breast in buttermilk.
This summer in a BBQ class they suggested to marinate your chicken in
yogurt. 1 c. plain yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon (1 - 2 tabl.)
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 tabl. oregano
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt.
Marinade chicken at least an hour. It will be messy on the grill but very tasty.
Never use marinade after it has been in chicken unless you boil it. After it has been boiled it would be safe to spoon over cooked food.
01-31-2001, 01:10 AM
Thanks Ann, for all the good tips!
guess I'll try some grilled marinated chicken tonight! I've been 'forgetting' to use the grill! :(
[This message has been edited by gmalil (edited 01-30-2001).]
02-21-2002, 09:24 AM
I use this grill a bit differently than most...
First of all, there was G. Forman's grill and a competitor's which was THE grill to buy. I did not buy G. Forman's grill at the time because I thought the FLAVOR CHAMBER on the other grill was better.
Hey, I was wrong and the thing eventually broke down, went out of business and remembered that the G. Forman's grill could make meat with the bone on.
I bought the Large one and the Extra large one. I decided that I needed both because sometimes at my house we are a party of 2 or a party of 5 and would need the cooking space.
This grill does more than burgers. It does the most succulent chops, ever! Veal, lamb and pork as well as steaks with the bone in.
The one recipe we all enjoy at my home is my version of Greek style Lamb chops which the scale likes, too.
First of all, you will need these ingredients:
McCormick has Mediterranean oregano... it has to say this on the bottle or you bought the wrong one!
Granulated garlic not garlic powder
Cavender which is the name of the seasoning that comes in a shaker.
any brand of seasoned salt
You put the dry seasonings on the meat and let it sit on the meat about 20-30 minutes. BTW, use a little sprinkle of the seasoned salt because you don't want it to take over too much.
After this, place the chops on the grill with the top open. You will be cooking like an open grill with this one.
Turn when that first side is browned and just use your judgement when it is ready by taking a peek to the middle of the meat with a small slit.
We finisk this off with a squeeze of lemon and sear each side with the lemon on by turning that last time to seal the little bit of lemon into the meat.
I always make extra so let me tell you about another idea with the leftover lamb.
We love Gyros! Just love them!!!
Buy some good pita bread so you can serve with this!
Cut up the lamb in small pieces and add this to your pita along with cut up lettuce, tomato and sweet onions like Vidalia.
We also make the sauce that you have to try!
My version is less points so try it like this...
Since you liked this lamb so much, you want to make this sauce the night before which is my Mom's version...
1-8 oz. container of ff sour cream
1-8 oz. container of ff plain yogurt
1 small garlic clove smashed
1 small sprinkle of this mediterranean oregano
1/4 cucumber cut up in small cubes
Mix this all up the night before. This will be the sauce for your WW Gyros.
I can not believe how well the G. Forman grill works for this when you are too lazy to BBQ otherwise I will do so with the hickory chips in the BBQ. That's the only thing that makes it all better.
Good luck on your purchase!
I know you'll love it just like the rest of all.
04-06-2002, 08:38 AM
When I get that urge for Bacon.... only 1 pt a piece, I love the way the GF Grill cooks it. Takes about 6 minutes then turn it and blot on a paper towel.
I have been cooking bacon on the microwave for years but do prefer the taste in the grill.
04-06-2002, 11:34 AM
I have never done bacon on it.
I did try Asparagus which turned out really good. I sprayed a little cooking spray on it first.
04-07-2002, 08:59 AM
Well, I have roasted asparagus in the oven with a squirt of olive oil, but will have to try the GF grill.
I hesitate using the non-stick sprays on the non-stick surfaces since one of my pans was ruined and they claim it was from that??????
I will enjoy the asparagus. Thank you for the idea.
Oh, Fennel is another Zero point veggie great on the grill.
Have a nice Sunday.
04-07-2002, 11:25 PM
Thanks for the info! I will be more careful!
another way to do asparagus is to put it in a baking dish with a couple pats of 'butter',cover with foil, and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 8 minutes.
ASPARAGUS is so good right now, we have been able to get it for 99 cents quite regulary! so am taking advantage of it!
04-08-2002, 09:26 AM
I'll try anything on the grill. I had a small one, but just upgraded to the family size. This way we can do meat and veggies too.
I heard about not using the non -stick sprays on QVC... I had purchased a set of their pots and have been happy with all except the large frying pan that we do use non-stick spray on. Someone had called in and had the same complaint I have and that is what they told her. So I have to get my act together and return the pan. They have lifetime guarantees.
I am going to the Reading Terminal in Center City Philly today. This is my day off from work and they have wonderful fruits, veggies and fish and meat...So I'll see what I can find. Plus the weather is supposed to be nicer so why stay in the house???:lol:
06-27-2002, 09:58 PM
I use George all the time! Have the largest size. Here are some of my meals:
Grilled cheese for kids. (Or any sandwich)
marinade in balsamic vinegar or terriyaki sauce
Use leftover chicken cut up, FF refried beans, salsa, shredded LF cheese, & whatever you like. Assemble quesadilla on top of tortilla. Place in grill & grill till you see grill marks.
Flounder or talapia fillets:
I was amazed by how good this tasted! I just spray grill with butter or lemon flavored cooking spray & put fish in top. Salt & pepper, close for a few minutes (until opaque).
Last night I grilled sea scallops (3 minutes!!) then sprayed with butter spray and grilled yellow squash & zucchini that I just cut into 1/2-inch rounds. Soooo good.
Juice of 1 lemon
2 T olive oil
1 t minced garlic
1 t salt
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs scallops.
Just toss all ingredients together & grill (don't marinate).
1. Get grill hot.
2. Combine the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper and toss with the scallops (do not marinate).
3. Skewer the scallops (use 2 sticks each skewer) or put them in a basket. Grill until brown, then turn and brown again. Total cooking time should be just about five minutes- stop cooking before the scallops' interior becomes opaque. Serve immediately.
**** Any grilled chicken or seafood recipe can be used.
BUY McCormick Grill Mates "Montreal" seasoning!!!! It is soooooo good. Simply sprinkle on steaks and grill. Yum.
You will love it!
08-07-2002, 06:58 PM
I have the large GF grill and use it more than any other appliance in my kitchen. I have one problem--the non-stick surface is coming off--has anyone else had this problem?
08-08-2002, 08:09 AM
No, I have not had that problem, but I am not using it as much as you. I would contact the manufacturer to tell them of the problem. I am sure you are not the first complaint they have had.
I had that problem with one fry pan I bought from QVC. It was part of a 10 piece set. I wrote to them and they replaced the entire set!!!! NO charge. They really stand behind their products and I am sure George will too.
10-03-2002, 07:16 AM
Hi Y'all, it's been a long while since I've posted at 3FC. I heat up somethings on this grill that have surprised me... I like Amy's little pizza bits, and some other low fat./ cal bits on the grill and it takes no time... I do not own a microwave... Too cheap... It helped a lot duriing the hot months just to use it in alternative to the oven.
I have tried a full chiden breast on the grill and it took a very long time, didn't really get done and it was not chewable at all.. So I will tonight true what was suggested here... Flatten my breasts, I mean my chicken breasts, ;) and see what the out-come is... I hope it works...
I am a typical bachelorate, but I don't mind cooking, just want to get it done in no time flat... :^:
D ... :smug:
10-03-2002, 10:46 AM
thanks swan_lake, good idea!
10-03-2002, 11:54 AM
I would contact George Forman and let them know about that. They should make good on that. I had that problem with a fry pan I bought from QVC and they replace THE ENTIRE SET OF POTS not just the one pan.
So speak up.
I just gave my daughter a recipe for the GF grill and she loved it.
Take some chicken breast sliced (you can marinade them if you want ), sliced onion, peppers and grill until done. Remove from the grill and place a flour tortilla on the grill and top with the cooked chicken mixture. Put another tortilla (sp) on it and grill until hot.... She put some cheese in it too. She loved it. also try some beef sliced for fahitas.