Cuisinart GR-1 - Griddler Panini & Sandwich Press Operating instructions

INSTRUCTION
BOOKLET
Recipe
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Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact
GR-35
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
IB-9875
CONTENTS
11.Unplug the unit when finished using.
12. Do not use appliance for other
than intended use.
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Parts and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Before the First Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Griddler® Compact Does it All . . . . 5
Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
User Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
13.Extreme caution must be exercised
when moving an appliance containing
hot oil or other hot liquids.
14.To disconnect, turn control to OFF
setting, then remove plug from wall
outlet.
15.WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, ONLY
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHOULD
DO REPAIRS.
Important
SafeguardS
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
1.READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2.Do not touch hot surfaces; use handles
or knobs.
3.To protect against fire, electric shock,
and injury to persons, DO NOT
IMMERSE CORD OR PLUG in water or
other liquids.
SPecial cord set
instructions
4.This appliance should not be used by
or near children.
A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Longer extension cords may be used if
care is exercised in their use.
5.Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before cleaning. Allow to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and
before cleaning appliance.
If a long extension cord is used, the marked
electrical rating of the extension cord should
be at least as great as the electrical rating of
the appliance, and the longer cord should
be arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be
pulled on by children or animals, or tripped
over.
6.Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, or after the
appliance has malfunctioned or has
been damaged in any manner. Return
the appliance to the nearest Customer
Service Center for examination, repair
or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may result
in fire, electric shock, or risk of injury to
persons.
NOTICE
This appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other) to reduce the
risk of electric shock. This plug will fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not modify the plug in any
way.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9.Do not let power cord hang over
edge of table or counter, or touch
hot surfaces.
10.Do not place on or near hot gas or
electric burner, or in a heated oven.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
1.Base and Cover
Solid construction with stainless steel
self-adjusting cover
2.Panini-Style Handle
Sturdy cast-metal handle adjusts cover
to accommodate thickness of food
3.Removable and Reversible
Cooking Plates
Nonstick and dishwasher safe for
easy cleanup
a. Grill Side: Perfect for grilling steak,
burgers, chicken and vegetables
b. Griddle Side: Prepare flawless
pancakes, eggs, bacon and
seared scallops
4.Indicator Lights
Signal Power On and Ready to Cook
5. Temperature Knob
Choose Low, Medium or High
6.Drip Tray
Collects grease and can be removed from
base for easy cleanup (dishwasher safe)
7.Cleaning/Scraping Tool
Helps clean grill/griddle plates
after cooking
8.Plate Release Buttons
Push in to release and remove
cooking plates
9.Hinge Release Lever
Allows the cover to lie back for
cooking in the flat position
All parts that come in contact with food
are BPA free
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the Griddler®
COMPACT does it all
The Griddler® Compact is the ultimate
kitchen appliance, offering you five
separate cooking options. Simply flip the
reversible cooking plates and adjust the
hinge to use as a Contact Grill, Panini Press,
Full Grill, Full Griddle, or Half Grill/Half
Griddle. See Assembly Instructions and
Operating Instructions (pages 5–7).
Contact Grill
Use the Griddler® Compact as a Contact
Grill to cook burgers, boneless pieces of
meat and thin cuts of meat and vegetables.
The Contact Grill function works best when
you want to cook something in a short
amount of time or when you are looking for
a healthy method of grilling. When cooked
on the Contact Grill, food will cook quickly
because you are grilling both sides of the
food at the same time. The ribs on the grill
plates combined with the grease spout at
the rear of the plate allow the grease to drip
from the meat and drain off the plates.
before the first use
Remove all packaging materials and any
promotional labels or stickers from your grill.
Be sure all parts (listed under Parts and
Features above) of your new appliance have
been included before discarding any
packaging materials. You may want to keep
the box and packing materials for use at a
later date.
Before using your Cuisinart® Griddler®
Compact for the first time, wipe the base,
cover and temperature knob with a damp
cloth. Thoroughly clean cooking plates, drip
tray and cleaning/scraping tool. The plates,
drip tray and cleaning/scraping tool are
dishwasher safe. Refer to Assembly
Instructions (page 5) for plate removal.
When the Griddler® Compact is used as a
Contact Grill, the grill side of the plates is
recommended.
Rest the cover on top of the food until it has
reached the desired cooked temperature.
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The Griddler®
Compact was
designed with a
unique handle and
hinge that allow the
cover to adjust to the
thickness of the food.
are preparing, and to rest there evenly. Light
pressure can be applied to the handle to
press and heat the sandwich to your liking.
You can easily grill anything with even
results, from a thinly-sliced potato to a
thin sirloin steak.
Full Grill
When cooking two or more panini, it is
important that the thickness of the
sandwiches be consistent so the cover will
close evenly on the panini.
Use the Griddler®
Compact as a Full
Grill to cook burgers,
steak, poultry (we do
not recommend
cooking bone-in
chicken, since it does not cook evenly on an
open grill), fish and vegetables.
When cooking more than one food item in
the Contact Grill, it is important that the
thickness of food items be consistent so the
cover will close evenly on the food.
Panini Press
Use the Griddler®
Compact as a Panini
Press to grill
sandwiches, breads
and quesadillas.
“Full Grill” refers to using the Griddler®
Compact with the cover lying flat, creating a
double, flat cooking surface. In this position,
the foods you are grilling will have to be
turned over for cooking.
The word “panini” is
Italian for grilled sandwiches. Panini can
include any combination of ingredients such
as vegetables, meat and cheese layered
between two pieces of fresh-baked bread.
The sandwich is then pressed between two
grill or griddle plates to toast the bread and
warm the sandwich. Experiment making a
variety of savory or sweet sandwiches for
any meal. We recommend using freshbaked bread to produce the best tasting
panini. Popular breads used for panini are
focaccia (a flat bread frequently baked with
rosemary, salt and onion on top), michetta
(a small round roll with a crisp crust),
ciabatta (a rectangular bread with a slightly
domed crust) and thick slices of classic
Italian bread.
When the Griddler® Compact is used as a
Full Grill, the grill side of the plates should
be used.
Cooking on the Full Grill is the most versatile
method of using the Griddler® Compact.
With the Full Grill, you have double the
surface area (150 sq. inches) for grilling. You
have the option of cooking different types of
foods on separate plates without combining
their flavors, or cooking large amounts of
the same type of food.
The Full Grill position also accommodates
different cuts of meat with varying
thicknesses, allowing you to cook each
piece to your liking.
Full Griddle
When the Griddler® Compact is used as a
Panini Press, the grill side of the plates is
recommended. We recommend the grill side
of the plates because traditional-style panini
sandwiches have grill marks on the bread.
However, depending upon the type of
sandwich you are preparing, you may wish
to use the griddle side of the plates or any
combination of the two.
Use the Griddler®
Compact as a Full
Griddle to cook
pancakes, eggs,
French toast, hash
browns and breakfast
meats.
When you use the Griddler® Compact as a
Full Griddle, open the cover so it lies flat,
creating a double, flat cooking surface. In
this position, the foods you are preparing
will have to be turned over for cooking.
When using this cooking function, the
griddle side of the plates should be used.
The Griddler Compact functions as a
Panini Press in the same manner that it
functions as a Contact Grill. The Griddler®
Compact was designed with a unique
handle and hinge that allow the cover to
adjust to the thickness of the sandwich you
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The cover will stay in the open position until
you lower the handle for cooking. When this
is done, the hinge will release itself so that
the upper plate lies flat on the top of the
food you are
preparing. This
allows you to cook
your food evenly
from both top and
bottom. When you lift
the handle to open
the Griddler® Compact after cooking, the
cover will remain in the flat position, parallel
to the lower plate. In order to lock the cover
back into the open position, you must close
the Griddler® Compact, without any food in
place, and open it again.
Cooking on the Full Griddle is a wonderful
way to prepare breakfast for two or for a
small family. The large surface area allows
you to cook a variety of different foods at
the same time, or large amounts of your
favorite food.
Half Grill/Half Griddle
Use the Griddler® Compact as a Half Grill/
Half Griddle in order to create full meals like
bacon and eggs or steak and potatoes at
the same time.
When using the
Griddler® Compact
as a Half Grill/Half
Griddle, simply place
the unit in the flat
position and insert
one plate with the
grill side facing up
and another plate with the griddle side
facing up.
Flat Position –
Upper plate/cover is
level with lower plate/
base. The upper and
lower plates line up
to create one large
cooking surface. The
Griddler® Compact is in this position when it
is used as a Full Grill, Full Griddle or Half
Grill/Half Griddle.
assembly
instructions
Place Griddler® Compact on a clean, flat
surface where you intend to cook. The
Griddler® Compact can be positioned in
three ways:
1. To adjust the
Griddler® Compact
to this position,
locate the hinge
release lever on
the right arm.
Closed Position –
Upper plate/cover
rests flat on lower
plate/base. This is
your starting and
heating position and
when using the
Contact Grill
or Panini Press functions.
1.
Hinge
release lever
2. With your left hand
on the handle, use
your right hand to
slide the lever
toward you. Push
2.
the handle back
until the cover
rests flat on the counter. The unit will stay
in this position until you lift the handle and
cover to return it to the closed position.
Open Position – Upper plate/cover is open
and in the 100° position. Open the cover to
this position before using the Griddler ®
Compact as a Contact Grill or Panini Press.
To adjust the
Griddler® Compact
to this position,
simply lift the
handle until you feel
it come to a locking
position. The unit will
stay in this position until you close the cover
or continue to open it to the flat position.
If the Griddler® Compact is already in the
open position and you wish to adjust it to
the flat position, pull the handle slightly
toward you and then lift the hinge release
lever. Push the handle back until the cover
rests in the flat position. Pulling the handle
forward slightly before lifting the hinge
release lever will take some of the pressure
off the hinge and you will be able to adjust
the Griddler® Compact more easily.
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To insert cooking plates
Grease from the food will run off the plates
through the grease spout and into the drip
tray. Grease should be safely disposed of
after the Griddler® Compact has cooled
down completely. The drip tray can be
cleaned in the dishwasher.
Adjust the Griddler®
Compact to the flat
position with the
temperature knob
directly in front of
you. Insert one plate
at a time. Each plate
is designed to fit in either the upper housing
or the lower housing of the Griddler®
Compact.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Once the Griddler® Compact is assembled
properly, plug the cord into a standard
electrical outlet. You are now ready to begin
cooking. When the temperature knob is
turned to Low, Medium or High, the red
indicator light will illuminate to indicate that
the power is on.
If you intend to use the Griddler® Compact in
the flat position, but you do not need the
entire surface, it is recommended to use the
bottom plate.
We recommend you preheat in the closed
position. It may take up to 7 minutes to reach
operating temperature, depending on the
temperature level that was set. When the
thermostat has reached operating
temperature, the green indicator light will
indicate that the Griddler® Compact is
ready for cooking. During operation, the
light will continue to turn on and off as the
thermostat regulates the temperature.
This is normal.
The temperature knob is used to set and
maintain the temperature of the cooking
surface. You may vary the setting of the
temperature knob at any time during cooking,
and may wish to do so depending on the
types of foods on the cooking plate. Refer to
the Helpful Cooking Chart in the recipe book
section (pages 3–4) for recommendations.
Always exercise caution when handling the
Griddler® Compact during cooking, as the
housing will become hot during use. To open
the Griddler® Compact, grasp the black
plastic area of the handle. This part of the
handle stays cool to the touch while cooking.
The arms are made of die-cast aluminum and
will become hot during use. Do not touch
them during or immediately following cooking.
The cover is made of stainless steel and will
become very hot and should not be touched
during or immediately following cooking. If
you need to adjust the cover, be sure to use
oven mitts to prevent burns.
If you are facing the Griddler® Compact, the
drip spout should be at the rear of the plate.
Locate the metal brackets at the center of
the housing. Tilt the back end of the plate
and line up the cutouts at the back of the
plate with the metal brackets. Slide the plate
underneath the brackets and push down the
front end of the plate. It will snap into place.
Turn the Griddler® Compact around and
insert the second plate on either its grill or
griddle side into the upper housing as you
did with the first plate.
To remove cooking plates
1. Once the Griddler®
Compact has
cooled, adjust to
the flat position.
Locate the plate
1.
release buttons on
one side of the
unit. Press firmly on button and the plate
will pop up slightly from the base.
2. Grasp the plate
with two hands,
slide it out from
under the metal
brackets, and lift it
out of the base.
2.
Press on the other
plate release button to remove the other
cooking plate in the same manner.
To position drip tray
ne side of the base
O
has a slot provided
for the drip tray.
Slide the drip tray
into the base
according to the
instruction on the
tray.
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CLEANING AND CARE
The lower housing is made of plastic, and
while it will become very warm, it will not
burn you. If you need to move the Griddler®
Compact during cooking, be sure to handle
it from the base only while wearing oven
mitts. Do not touch the cover.
CAUTION: BEFORE CLEANING
APPLIANCE, MAKE SURE IT IS
UNPLUGGED AND HAS COOLED
DOWN COMPLETELY.
Once you have finished cooking, turn the
temperature knob to the OFF position and
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Allow the unit to cool down for at least 30
minutes before handling.
Allow the Griddler® Compact to cool down
before handling (at least 30 minutes).
NOTE: The first time you use the Griddler ®
Compact, it may have a slight odor and may
smoke a bit. This is normal and common to
appliances with nonstick surfaces.
Use the cleaning/scraping tool to remove
any leftover food from the cooking plates.
The cleaning/scraping tool can be washed
by hand or in the dishwasher.
The Griddler® Compact comes with a black
cleaning/scraping tool. This can be used for
cleaning both the grill and griddle sides of
the plates after you have finished cooking
and the unit has cooled down completely (at
least 30 minutes). Using the cleaning/
scraping tool on a hot surface for too long
will cause the plastic to melt.
Dispose of grease from the drip tray once
cooled. The drip tray can be cleaned by
hand or in the dishwasher.
Press the plate release buttons to remove
plates from the housing. Be sure that the
plates have cooled completely before
handling (at least 30 minutes). The cooking
plates can be washed in the dishwasher. Do
not use metal objects such as knives or
forks for cleaning. Do not use a scouring
pad for cleaning; the nonstick coating can
be damaged.
User Maintenance
• Never use metal utensils, as they will
scratch the nonstick plates. Instead, use
only wooden or heat-proof plastic utensils.
• Never leave plastic utensils in contact with
the hot grill plates. This includes the
provided cleaning/scraping tool.
If you have been cooking seafood, wipe the
cooking plates with lemon juice to prevent
the seafood flavor from transferring to the
next recipe.
• In between recipes, use a wooden or heatproof plastic utensil to scrape excess food
buildup through grease channels and into
drip cup, then wipe off any residue with a
paper towel before proceeding with next
recipe.
The housing base, cover and temperature
knob can be wiped clean with a soft, dry
cloth. For tough stains, dampen cloth. Never
use an abrasive cleaner or harsh pad.
• Allow the Griddler® Compact to cool down
completely (at least 30 minutes) before
cleaning.
STORAGE
Always make sure the Griddler® Compact is
cool and dry before storing.
The power cord can be wrapped around the
back of the base for storing.
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WARRANTY
BEFORE RETURNING YOUR CUISINART
PRODUCT
Limited Three-Year Warranty
If your Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact should
prove to be defective within the warranty
period, we will repair or, if we think necessary,
replace it. To obtain warranty service, please
call our Customer Service Center toll-free at
1-800-726-0190 or write to: Cuisinart, 7811
North Glen Harbor Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85307. To
facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return,
enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling.
(California residents need only supply a proof of
purchase and should call 1-800-726-0190 for
shipping instructions.) Please be sure to include
your return address, description of the product’s
defect, product serial number, and any other
information pertinent to the return. Please pay
by check or money order. NOTE: For added
protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart
product that is being returned, we recommend
you use a traceable, insured delivery service.
Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for
in-transit damage or for packages that are not
delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products
are not covered under warranty.
This warranty is available to consumers only.
You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart®
Griddler® Compact that was purchased at retail
for personal, family or household use. Except
as otherwise required under applicable law, this
warranty is not available to retailers or other
commercial purchasers or owners. We warrant
that your Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact will be
free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal home use for 3 years from the
date of original purchase.
We recommend that you visit our website,
www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient way to
complete your product registration. However,
product registration does not eliminate the need
for the consumer to maintain the original proof
of purchase in order to obtain the warranty
benefits. In the event that you do not have
proof of purchase date, the purchase date for
purposes of this warranty will be the date of
manufacture.
Your Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact has been
manufactured to the strictest specifications
and has been designed for use only with
authorized accessories and replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any defects or
damages caused by accessories, replacement
parts or repair service other than those
authorized by Cuisinart. This warranty does not
cover any damage caused by accident, misuse,
shipment or other than ordinary household
use. This warranty excludes all incidental
or consequential damages. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of these
damages, so these exclusions may not apply to
you. You may also have other rights, which vary
from state to state.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
California law provides that for In-Warranty
Service, California residents have the option of
returning a nonconforming product (A) to the
store where it was purchased or (B) to another
retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the
same type. The retail store shall then, according
to its preference, either repair the product, refer
the consumer to an independent repair facility,
replace the product, or refund the purchase
price less the amount directly attributable to
the consumer’s prior usage of the product.
If neither of the above two options results in
the appropriate relief to the consumer, the
consumer may then take the product to an
independent repair facility, if service or repair
can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart
and not the consumer will be responsible for
the reasonable cost of such service, repair,
replacement, or refund of nonconforming
products under warranty. California residents
may also, according to their preference, return
nonconforming products directly to Cuisinart for
repair or, if necessary, replacement by calling
our Consumer Service Center toll-free at 800726-0190. Cuisinart will be responsible for the
cost of the repair, replacement, and shipping and
handling of such nonconforming products under
warranty.
Important: If the nonconforming product is to
be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service Center
at 1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem
is properly diagnosed, the product is serviced
with the correct parts, and to ensure that the
product is still under warranty.
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Instruction
Booklet
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Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact
GR-35
RECIPES
Black Bean Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Shrimp Grilled Three Ways
helpful cooking
chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Grilled Pesto Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
safe internal
temperature chart . . . 4
Grilled Herb Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Grilled Citrus Ginger Shrimp . . . . . . 11
Grilled Mexican Shrimp . . . . . . . . . 12
Tenderloin for Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Breakfast
desserts
Traditional Pancakes . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Grilled Strawberry Shortcakes . . . 13
Breakfast Panini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chocolate Griddle Cakes . . . . . . . 14
Grilled Steak and Eggs . . . . . . . . . . 6
Starters/Sides
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms . . . . 6
Grilled Vegetable, Pear and
Roquefort Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Easy Quesadillas for Two . . . . . . . . 7
mains
Grilled Reubens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Smoked Turkey, Roasted Pepper
and Swiss Panini with
Pesto Mayo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Grilled BLT with Cheddar . . . . . . . . 9
Sliders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Parmesan Turkey Burgers . . . . . . . . 10
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HELPFUL COOKING CHART
If you are cooking meats that are 2 inches thick, use the closed position. Cooking times are
approximate and depend on thickness of foods being cooked. To be safe, use an instant read
thermometer and refer to the USDA’s safe internal temperature chart, page 4.
Food
Preparation
Plate/Position
Temperature and Time
Bacon
Lay in a single layer.
Grill or Griddle;
flat position.
High, until desired doneness.
Beef,
boneless steak
Up to 2 inches thick.
Season to taste. Drain
off marinade well if
marinated before
grilling.
Grill; closed or
flat.
High, in the closed position, 3 to 10
minutes. High, in the flat position,
for 3 to 6 minutes per side,
depending on the thickness.
Beef, fillets
1 to 2 inches thick.
Season to taste. Drain
off marinade well if
marinated before
grilling.
Grill; closed or
flat.
High, 8 to 12 minutes in the closed
position. High, 4 to 6 minutes per
side in the flat position, up to 12
minutes in total depending on
thickness.
Beef,
hamburgers
Shape meat into
burgers of even weight
and thickness.
Grill; closed or
flat.
High, 5 to 8 minutes to degree of
desired doneness.
Chicken,
boneless,
skinless breast
halves
½ to ¾-inch thick. All
chicken grilled at one
time should be same
thickness.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
High, in the closed position, for 7 to 9
minutes. If grilling in the flat position,
cook on High for 8 to 10 minutes per
side. (Juices will run clear with no
signs of pink when done.)
Chicken,
boneless,
skinless thighs
Spread to even
thickness, remove all
visible fat.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
High, in the closed position, 8 to 10
minutes. If grilling in the flat position,
cook on High for 8 to 10 minutes per
side. (Juices will run clear with no
signs of pink when done.)
Fish steaks
(sword, tuna,
salmon/boned)
¾ to 1 inch thick.
Season to taste. Drain
off marinade well if
marinated before
grilling.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
High, in the closed position, 6 to 7½
minutes. If grilling in the flat position,
cook on High for 7 to 8 minutes per
side.
Ham steaks
Dry thoroughly with
paper towels; remove
bone if there is one.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
Medium until heated through,
3 to 5 minutes.
Hot dogs,
cooked
sausages
Splitting your hot dogs
or sausages gives
them a deeper grilled
flavor.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
High, in the closed position, 3 to 4
minutes if grilling split hot dogs or
sausages. Whole sausages take 6 to
10 minutes in the closed position. If
grilling in the flat position, always
split the hot dogs or sausages. Flip
after 3 to 4 minutes.
3
HELPFUL COOKING CHART (cont.)
Food
Preparation
Plate
Lamb
medallions,
boneless
¾ inch thick. Season to
taste. Drain off marinade
well if marinated before
grilling.
Pork loin
chops,
boneless
Temperature and Time
Grill or Griddle;
flat.
High, 3 to 4 minutes per side,
depending on thickness.
½ to 1 inch thick. All
chops grilled at one
time should be same
thickness.
Grill or Griddle;
flat.
High, 4 to 9 minutes per side,
depending on the thickness of the
chops. Internal temperature of 160°F.
Pale pink interior. Grilling too long will
result in dry meat.
Pork tenderloin
Cut into ¾-inch thick
medallions. Season to
taste.
Grill or Griddle;
flat.
High, 4 minutes per side, depending
on thickness. Should be slightly pink
in appearance. Grilling too long will
result in dry meat.
Portobello
mushrooms
½-inch thick slices.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
Medium, 6 to 8 minutes, until nicely
browned.
Sausages,
uncooked
Prick links with tines of
fork or tip of paring
knife.
Grill or Griddle;
closed or flat.
High; grill for 14 to 18 minutes in the
closed position, depending on
thickness of sausage.
Scallops, sea
Remove tough “foot”
(muscle) and discard.
Dry well. Season to
taste.
Grill or Griddle;
flat position only.
High, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Do not
overcook or scallops will be tough.
Shrimp
Shell and de-vein. Dry
well. Season to taste.
Grill or Griddle;
flat position only.
High, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Turkey cutlets
½ inch thick. Season
to taste.
Grill or Griddle;
flat.
Medium, 3 to 4 minutes per side,
depending on thickness.
SAFE INTERNAL TEMPERATURES (per the USDA)
Food
Type
Internal Temperature (°F)
Beef
Ground
Steak and roasts - medium
Steak and roasts - medium rare
160°
160°
145°
Chicken, turkey
Breasts
Ground, stuffing and casseroles
Whole bird, legs, thighs and wings
170°
170°
170°
Fish, shellfish
Any type
145°
Lamb
Ground
Steak and roasts - medium
Steaks and roasts - medium rare
160°
160°
145°
Pork
Chops, fresh (raw) ham ground, ribs and roasts
Fully cooked ham (to reheat)
160°
140°
4
Breakfast
Once griddle is hot, drop plain batter onto
griddle using ¼-cup measure. Immediately drop
dollops of the chocolate batter on top center
of plain batter in 1 teaspoon amounts. Swirl
chocolate into regular batter using either the
teaspoon itself or a wooden toothpick to create
different swirls and designs.
Traditional Pancakes
This is a great all-purpose pancake recipe –
try the chocolate swirl variation for a fun treat.
Cook as above, about 2 minutes per side,
flipping once bubbles form and pop.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Griddle
Makes about sixteen 4-inch pancakes
Breakfast Panini
2
large eggs
1
cup reduced-fat milk
½
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1¼
cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon baking powder
1
tablespoon granulated sugar
½
teaspoon table salt
2tablespoons unsalted butter,
melted and cooled
A delicious and simple breakfast sandwich –
perfect for a breakfast on the go.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat and Closed
Plate side: Griddle
Makes 2 sandwiches
4 to 6
bacon slices
2
large eggs
1. Insert plates on griddle side. Set the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact between
Medium and High and preheat.
freshly ground pepper
2. Put the eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a
small bowl and whisk to blend until smooth;
reserve. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar
and salt in a separate, medium bowl. Stir with
a whisk to blend. Add the egg/milk mixture
and stir until just blended. Stir in the melted,
cooled butter. Do not over-mix.
2slices Cheddar, thinly sliced
(Swiss, Provolone or American
cheese may be substituted)
2croissants or sandwich-size
English muffins, sliced horizontally
1. Place bacon slices on the griddle plates in
the flat position. Insert plates on griddle
side. Set the Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact
between Medium and High and preheat. Cook
until bacon is completely cooked through,
about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove and
reserve on paper towels to drain. Carefully
wipe any excess grease from the griddle and
turn heat down to Medium.
3. Open preheated unit to extend flat. Using a
¼-cup measure, drop batter onto preheated
griddle. Cook pancakes until bubbles form,
about 2 minutes; flip and cook until done,
about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to warm
plates to serve. As you finish each batch of
pancakes, you can keep them warm on a wire
rack placed on a baking sheet in a low oven
(200°F). Repeat until all the batter is used.
2. Gently crack eggs right onto griddle and
sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Once
set, flip egg until cooked easy or until desired
doneness. Remove and place on croissant
bottom, top each with bacon and slices of
cheese to cover. Finish with croissant top.
Nutritional information per serving (2 pancakes):
Calories 160 (32% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 5g
• fat 6g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 70mg • sod. 410mg
• calc. 169mg • fiber 1g
3. Place sandwiches on bottom plate and
carefully, with oven mitts, adjust the grill
to close. Carefully grill sandwich in closed
position until cheese is melted, about 2
minutes.
Variation:
Chocolate Swirl pancakes: Prepare batter
as above, adding an extra ¼ cup of milk. Pour
about ¼ of the batter into a separate mixing
bowl and whisk in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened
cocoa powder and ¹⁄³ cup melted semisweet
chocolate chips.
Nutritional information per sandwich:
Calories 383 (48% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 24g
• fat 20g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 262mg • sod. 920mg
• calc. 177mg • fiber 1g
5
Starters/Sides
Grilled Steak and Eggs
A hearty breakfast for two.
Grilled
Portobello Mushrooms
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Griddle and Grill
The grilled portobello can also be used as a
panini filling.
Makes 2 servings
2boneless rib-eye steaks
(about 8 ounces each)
2
teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
¼
teaspoon kosher salt
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Makes 2 servings
¼
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
cup extra virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon unsalted butter
2tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
(or white wine vinegar)
4
large eggs
1
tablespoon water
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1. Fit the Cuisinart Griddler Compact with
one plate on its griddle side and the other
on its grill side and preheat to High.
®
®
1tablespoon onion or shallot,
finely chopped
2. Coat each steak with the olive oil and season
with the salt and pepper. Reserve.
3. Once the unit has preheated, grill the steaks
4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare, or
until desired doneness.
1
teaspoon dried thyme
½
teaspoon kosher salt
¼teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
4. After the steaks have been cooking for about
3 minutes, place the butter on the griddle
side. Once melted, crack 2 eggs right onto
the griddle plate and cook until desired
doneness, either sunny side up or over easy.
Reserve and cook remaining two.
2large portobello mushrooms,
about 6 to 8 ounces, thickly sliced
(about ¾ inch)
1. Put the olive oil, vinegar, water, garlic, onion,
thyme, salt and pepper in a food processor
fitted with the metal chopping blade. Process
until emulsified. Pour over the mushrooms;
toss gently to coat. Let stand 10 to 15
minutes.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 568 (46% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 72g
• fat 28g • sat. fat 11g • chol. 604mg • sod. 429mg
• calc. 61mg • fiber 0g
2. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
When the unit is hot, arrange one half of the
mushrooms on the bottom grill, cut side
down. Close; grill for 2 minutes. Remove;
reserve on platter. Repeat with the remaining
mushrooms.
3. Serve warm or chilled.
Nutritional information per serving (1 mushroom):
Calories 156 (­­­74% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 3g
• fat 14g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 299mg
• calc. 21mg • fiber 2g
6
Grilled Vegetable,
Pear & Roquefort Salad
Easy Quesadillas for Two
We cannot think of a simpler yet more
satisfying snack.
This colorful salad provides a big impact when
it comes to flavor.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat and Closed
Plate side: Grill
Griddler Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Grill
®
Makes 2 servings
Makes 2 servings
6eggplant slices, cut into ¼-inch
rounds
1medium red or yellow bell pepper
(about 4 ounces), thinly sliced
lengthwise
6yellow squash slices, cut into ¼-inch
rounds
1small jalapeño, seeded and thinly
sliced lengthwise
6zucchini slices, cut into ¼-inch
rounds
1small red onion, (about 4 ounces),
thinly sliced
8red bell pepper slices, cut ¼ inch
thick
½
teaspoon kosher salt
¼
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon chili powder
½
teaspoon kosher salt
2
tablespoons olive oil
¼teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
2
large flour tortillas
3ounces Monterey Jack, shredded
1firm, ripe pear, peeled, cored
and cut into ½-inch wedges
1. Insert
plates on grill side. With the unit closed,
preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to
High.
1½ to 2 ounces Roquefort
extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
2. Put the pepper, jalapeño and onion into a mixing
bowl and toss with the salt and pepper, chili
powder and olive oil.
1. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
3. Once grill has preheated, grill vegetables, turning
every 2 minutes until soft and slightly golden.
Remove and reserve.
2. Put all of the vegetables into a large bowl;
toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
3. Once preheated, arrange ½ of the vegetables
evenly spaced on both sides of the preheated
grill. Grill 2 minutes per side. Reserve on a
platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat
with the remaining vegetables.
4. Place both tortillas on a flat work surface. Divide
the grilled vegetables and distribute evenly
on bottom half of the tortillas. Layer shredded
cheese on top, leaving a ½-inch border around
the edge of the tortilla to prevent any cheese
from melting out. Fold empty portion of tortilla
over the filling.
4. Grill pears, about 10 minutes per side, until
just tender.
5. Add pears to vegetable platter; top with
Roquefort and drizzle with extra virgin
olive oil. Serve immediately or at room
temperature.
5. Carefully close grill and turn heat down between
Medium and High. Place 1 quesadilla on bottom
half of grill and close top. Grill closed for about 2
to 3 minutes, until golden grill marks are visible
and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining
quesadilla.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 110 (­­­44% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 4g
• fat 6g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 10mg • sod. 490mg
• calc. 88mg • fiber 4g
6. Serve immediately. Quesadillas may also be cut
into wedges for serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 443 (60% from fat) • carb. 31g • pro. 13g
• fat 30g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 38mg • sod. 1264mg
• calc. 381mg • fiber 2g
7
mains
Smoked Turkey, Roasted
Pepper & Swiss Panini with
Pesto Mayo
Grilled Reubens
Classic deli made easy with the
Griddler® Compact.
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Makes 2 panini
Makes 2 sandwiches
1½tablespoons light or regular
mayonnaise
4
slices rye bread
1
2
ounces corned beef, thinly sliced
4slices crusty country bread or artisan
wheat bread (about 6 x 3½ x ½ inch)
2teaspoons Russian or Thousand
Island dressing
¼
cup sauerkraut, well drained
1
ounce Swiss cheese, sliced
tablespoon prepared pesto
2teaspoons extra virgin olive oil or
melted butter
4ounces smoked turkey breast,
thinly sliced
½ tablespoon unsalted butter,
melted (optional)
1roasted red pepper, well drained,
cut into ½-inch strips
1. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
2ounces Swiss cheese, very thinly
sliced
2. Prepare sandwiches. Lay two slices of rye
bread down on a work surface. Place 1
ounce of corned beef on each slice of bread
and spread 1 teaspoon of dressing on each.
Place 2 tablespoons of sauerkraut on each
sandwich and top each with Swiss cheese.
Place remaining bread on top of sandwich. If
using, lightly brush tops with melted butter.
2ounces red onion, very thinly sliced
(optional)
1. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to Medium
while assembling panini. Combine
mayonnaise and pesto. Lightly brush one side
of each slice of bread with the olive oil/butter.
Lay 4 slices of bread on the work surface,
oiled side down. Spread lightly with pesto
mayonnaise. Build the sandwiches in this
order: smoked turkey, roasted pepper, cheese
and onion (if using), using equal amounts of
each item on each sandwich. Top with the
remaining sliced bread that has been spread
lightly with the pesto mayonnaise, oiled side
up.
3. Once grill has preheated, place sandwiches
on the lower grill plate and close. Grill for
about 4 to 5 minutes, until bread is evenly
golden and toasted and the cheese melted.
4. Cut sandwiches on a diagonal and serve.
Nutritional information per sandwich:
Calories 314 (36% from fat) • carb. 35g • pro. 14g
• fat 12g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 41mg • sod. 1011mg
• calc. 161mg • fiber 5g
2. Arrange sandwiches evenly spaced on the
bottom grill plate of the preheated unit; close,
applying light pressure to handle for about 30
seconds. Grill panini for 3 to 4 minutes. Cut in
half on the diagonal; serve warm.
Nutritional information per panini:
Calories 383 (­­­61% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 20g
• fat 26g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 60mg • sod. 1211mg
• calc. 267mg • fiber 2g
8
Grilled BLT with Cheddar
Sliders
These mini burgers are a great
hors d’oeuvre idea, too.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat and Closed
Plate side: Grill
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Makes 2 sandwiches
4 to 6
slices bacon
4
slices sourdough bread
Makes 6 burgers (2 to 3 servings)
½
1tomato (approximately 4 ounces),
sliced
pound ground chuck
pinch kosher salt
¼ small onion, finely chopped or
grated
pinch freshly ground black pepper
pinch kosher salt
2
teaspoons mayonnaise
pinch freshly ground black pepper
1large handful arugula
(approximately ¾ ounce)
6
miniature hamburger buns
2
1. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
ounces Cheddar, sliced
1. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
2. Put the meat, onion, salt and pepper into a
medium bowl. Mix gently with hands, being
sure not to over-mix. Divide the meat into 6
individual rounds (about ¾ ounce each). Form
into patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
2. Once the grill has preheated, extend flat.
Place the bacon on the heated grill. Cook
until bacon is completely cooked through,
about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Once cooked,
remove and reserve on paper towels to drain.
Carefully wipe any excess fat from the grill
plates and turn heat down between Medium
and High.
3. Once the grill has preheated, arrange the mini
burgers on the bottom grill. Close, applying
light pressure to handle for about 10 seconds.
Grill for about one minute. Remove the
burgers and place each in a bun.
3. Layer cooked bacon evenly on two pieces
of the bread. Layer the tomato on top,
sprinkling each lightly with salt and pepper.
Evenly spread half the mayonnaise on each
sandwich and top with arugula. Finally, layer
both with cheese and then top with the
remaining bread.
4. Serve immediately.
Note: For toasted buns, halve and grill in the
closed position for about 30 to 45 seconds to
desired doneness. Remove and reserve, then
grill burgers.
Nutritional information per slider:
Calories 178 (­­­45% from fat) • carb.15g • pro. 9g
• fat 9g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 27mg • sod. 189mg
• calc. 48mg • fiber 1g
4. Place sandwiches on the bottom grill plate
and close, lightly pressing on the handle. Grill
until cheese has melted and sandwiches are
evenly grilled and golden, about 5 minutes.
5. Slice each sandwich in half and then serve
immediately.
Nutritional information per sandwich:
Calories 383 (­­­61% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 20g
• fat 26g • sat. fat 8g • chol. 60mg • sod. 1211mg
• calc. 267mg • fiber 2g
9
Parmesan Turkey Burgers
Black Bean Cakes
A healthy alternative to the beef burger.
Beans make a nutritious and delicious
alternative to meat!
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Griddle
Makes two 6-ounce burgers
Makes 6 cakes
¾
4
pound turkey (7% fat works best)
1½tablespoons green onion,
finely chopped
½ medium red or yellow pepper,
finely diced
1½tablespoons Italian parsley,
finely chopped
2teaspoons extra virgin olive oil,
divided
2tablespoons Parmesan,
freshly grated
¼
¹∕8teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
¼
teaspoon garlic powder
¼
teaspoon kosher salt
green onions, thinly sliced
2medium garlic cloves, finely
chopped
teaspoon kosher salt
1can (15-ounce) black beans,
well drained
1
teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Place turkey in a large bowl with all
ingredients. Using clean hands, combine
and mix well, but do not overwork the meat.
Divide and shape into 2 burgers. If not grilling
immediately, leave wrapped in refrigerator.
¼
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon fresh lime juice
1. Insert plates on griddle side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
2. Toss the onions, garlic, pepper, oil and salt
together in a mixing bowl.
2. Insert plates on grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
3.Once the griddle has preheated, open the
unit to extend flat and evenly distribute the
vegetables between the griddle plates. Cook
until vegetables are slightly soft and browned,
about 5 minutes.
3. Once preheated, place the burgers evenly
spaced on the grill and cover. Cook for about
8 to 10 minutes, until well grilled and the
juices run clear. The internal temperature of
the meat should be 170°F when tested with
an instant read thermometer.
4. While vegetables are cooking, pulse 1 cup of
the beans in a food processor so that they are
roughly puréed.
4. Serve hot on grilled buns or English muffins.*
5. Once vegetables are done, return them to
the mixing bowl with both the whole and
puréed beans and mix well with the cilantro,
remaining spices and lime juice. Form bean
mixture into ¼-cup patties. Carefully wipe the
griddle with paper towels and then wipe them
again with the remaining olive oil.
*Note: If grilling buns, do so right before grilling
burgers.
Nutritional information per burger:
Calories 279 (­­­51% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 32g
• fat 16g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 139mg • sod. 505mg
• calc. 86mg • fiber 0g
6. Place bean cakes evenly spaced on the
griddle plates and cook about 5 to 6 minutes
on High.
Note: We recommend serving with sour cream,
salsa and guacamole.
Nutritional information per cake:
Calories 268 (8% from fat) • carb. 41g • pro. 17g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 818mg
• calc. 74mg • fiber 16g
10
Grilled Pesto Shrimp
Grilled Citrus Ginger Shrimp
Dinner in literally minutes with prepared
pesto on hand.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Grill
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Grill
Makes 2 servings
Makes 2 servings
garlic clove, finely chopped
1
teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
2tablespoons fresh lime juice
(about 1 lime)
½pound large shrimp, shelled and
deveined, tails still attached (about
12 to 14 shrimp)
¹∕³ to ½cup fresh orange juice (about 1 large
juice orange)
3 to 4tablespoons prepared pesto,
homemade or store bought
1
lemon wedges for serving
1. Stir pesto and shrimp together in a bowl and
let marinate for about 5 to 15 minutes.
1
tablespoon honey
2
tablespoons dry white wine
2
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½pound large shrimp, shelled and
deveined, tails still attached (about
12 to 14 shrimp)
2. While shrimp are marinating, insert the plates
on the grill side. Preheat the Cuisinart®
Griddler® Compact to High.
1. In a medium stainless steel bowl, whisk
together the garlic, ginger, lime and orange
juices, honey, white wine and olive oil. Stir in
the shrimp to coat well and let marinate for
about 10 minutes.
3. Open the unit to extend flat and arrange the
shrimp on both the upper and lower plates.
Grill for about 6 minutes, turning the shrimp
occasionally so that they do not burn.
4. Remove from grill. Drizzle with fresh lemon
juice before serving.
2. While shrimp are marinating, insert the plates
on the grill side. Preheat the Cuisinart®
Griddler® Compact to High.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 157 (­­­65% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 11g
• fat 11g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 71mg • sod. 265mg
• calc. 78mg • fiber 1g
3. Open the unit to extend flat and arrange the
shrimp on both the upper and lower plates.
Grill for about 6 minutes, turning the shrimp
occasionally so that they do not burn. Brush
shrimp with marinade each time they are
turned.
4. Remove from grill and serve immediately.*
*If desired, put any remaining marinade in a
small saucepan and place over medium heat.
Bring to a boil; reduce slightly and serve over
shrimp.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 143 (­­­26% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 9g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 64mg • sod. 64mg
• calc. 34mg • fiber 0g
11
Grilled Mexican Shrimp
Grilled Herb Chicken
This easy marinade yields the perfect shrimp
to serve in your favorite Mexican dish –
like fajitas or burritos!
This delicious all-purpose grilled chicken is great
in salads, wraps and sandwiches, but also stands
well on its own.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Grill
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Makes 2 servings
Makes 2 servings
8
sprigs fresh cilantro
3
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
juice from one lemon
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
¼
teaspoon cayenne pepper
½
teaspoon dried thyme
2
garlic cloves, smashed
½
teaspoon dried rosemary
1
jalapeño, seeded and sliced
½
teaspoon dried sage
1
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½
teaspoon kosher salt
½pound large shrimp, shelled and
deveined, tails still attached
(about 12 to 14 shrimp)
¹∕8
teaspoon kosher salt
fresh lime wedges for serving
¼teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
2boneless chicken breasts
(pounded to ½- to ¾-inch thickness)
1. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dried herbs
and spices together in a mixing bowl. Add
the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and let
marinate in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
1. In a medium stainless steel bowl, stir together
the cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne,
garlic, jalapeño and olive oil. Stir in the shrimp
to coat well and let marinate for 1 hour in the
refrigerator.
2. While chicken is marinating, insert the plates
on the grill side. Preheat Cuisinart® Griddler®
Compact to High.
2. Once shrimp are marinated, insert the plates
on the grill side. Preheat the Cuisinart®
Griddler® Compact to High.
3. Once preheated, place chicken breasts on
the lower half of the grill. Close and grill until
cooked through and juices run clear (about
15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of
chicken).
3. Open the unit to extend flat, sprinkle shrimp
with salt and arrange on both the upper and
lower plates. Grill for about 6 minutes, turning
the shrimp occasionally so that they do not
burn.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 328 (­­­28% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 55g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 137mg • sod. 681mg
• calc. 38mg • fiber 0g
4. Remove from grill. Drizzle with fresh lime juice
before serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 134 (­­­53% from fat) • carb. 7g • pro. 10g
• fat 8g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 64mg • sod. 240mg
• calc. 51mg • fiber 2g
12
desserts
Tenderloin for Two
Griddler® Compact position: Closed
Plate side: Grill
Grilled Strawberry Shortcakes
Makes 2 servings
Griddler® Compact position: Closed and Flat
Plate side: Grill
Fillet:
2pieces tenderloin steak, each
cut about ¾ to 1 inch thick
(approximately ¾ to 1 pound)
Makes 6 servings
½
cup heavy cream, chilled
1
tablespoon olive oil
1½ teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
3
large garlic cloves, crushed
¾ pound firm strawberries, hulled
and halved
1generous teaspoon fresh oregano,
roughly chopped
½
teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1
1½ tablespoons unsalted butter,
softened
Gorgonzola Butter:
2tablespoons unsalted butter, room
temperature
1
tablespoon crumbled Gorgonzola
pinch freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon chopped fresh mint
6slices pound cake, about ¾ inch
thick
fresh mint for garnish
1. Insert the plates on the grill side. Preheat the
Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to Medium.
2. While the grill is preheating, prepare the
whipped cream. Put the cream and ½
teaspoon of sugar into a chilled mixing
bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip the cream to
medium-stiff peaks. Reserve.
3. Put the strawberries into a medium mixing
bowl with remaining teaspoon sugar, salt
and mint; toss to combine.
4. Once the grill has preheated, open the unit
to extend flat and spoon the strawberry
mixture onto the grill plate. Cook, turning
once, about 2 minutes per side, until softened
and fragrant. Remove and reserve, scraping
as much of the sugar off of the grill plate as
possible.
5. While the strawberries are cooking, brush the
pound cake with the softened butter. Place on
the lower grill plate, very carefully close the
grill, and cook about 1½ to 2 minutes, until
medium grill marks are achieved.
6. To assemble: Top the grilled pound cake
with the strawberries and juices, a dollop of
whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint.
1. Place steaks in a shallow dish and toss well
with olive oil, garlic and oregano; cover and
refrigerate. The steaks should marinate at
least 4 hours and up to overnight.
2. While steaks are marinating, prepare the
Gorgonzola butter. Mix the butter, Gorgonzola
and pepper together well, using a food
processor or by hand, mashing together
with a fork. Place butter in a small dish to
refrigerate.
3. Remove steaks from refrigerator about 30 to
45 mintues before grilling to bring slightly to
room temperature. Insert the plates on
the grill side. Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler®
Compact to High.
4. Sprinkle the steaks well on each side with salt
and pepper.
5. Once preheated, place steaks on bottom grill
plate and close grill lightly. Grill for about 8 to
9 minutes for medium rare. Allow steaks to
rest 5 minutes so that internal juices are able
to rest and evenly distribute before serving.
As they are resting, place a large pat of
Gorgonzola butter on each steak.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 260 (60% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 3g
• fat 17g • sat. fat 11g • chol. 117mg • sod. 183mg
• calc. 35mg • fiber 1g
6. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving with butter:
Calories 598 (­­­76% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 32g
• fat 50g • sat. fat 21g • chol. 60mg • sod. 472mg
• calc. 75mg • fiber 1g
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Chocolate Griddle Cakes
6. Using a ¼-cup measure, drop griddle cake
batter evenly onto the griddle plates. Cook
pancakes until bubbles form, about 3 to 4
minutes; flip and cook until done, about 2
minutes longer. Remove.
These griddle cakes make a great foundation for
any dessert topping, from ice cream to whipped
cream to grilled fruit. Mmmmm, delicious!
7. Serve cooked bananas on top of griddle
cakes. For extra indulgence, top with a dollop
of freshly whipped cream and drizzle with
chocolate sauce.
Griddler® Compact position: Flat
Plate side: Griddle
Makes twelve to fourteen 4-inch Griddle Cakes
¾
cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
¼
cup cocoa powder, sifted
½
teaspoon sea salt
½
teaspoon baking soda
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
cup buttermilk less 2 tablespoons
1
large egg
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 7 servings):
Calories 194 (44% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 4g
• fat 9g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 54mg • sod. 240mg
• calc. 48mg • fiber 1g
2tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
and cooled to room temperature
¼
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2
teaspoons light brown sugar
2 firm bananas, each cut into 2-inch
slices
1. Insert the plates on the griddle side. Preheat
the Cuisinart® Griddler® Compact to High.
2. While the griddle is preheating, combine the
flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and
granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Stir with
a whisk to blend.
3. Combine the buttermilk, egg, 2 tablespoons
melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk to
combine. Add the buttermilk/egg mixture to
the dry ingredients and stir until just blended.
Do not over-mix.
4. Prepare the bananas. In a small mixing bowl,
mix the 3 tablespoons melted butter and light
brown sugar together until well combined.
Add bananas and toss to coat.
5. Once griddle has preheated, open the unit to
extend flat, place banana pieces on griddle
plates and cook until light golden and just
softened, about 5 minutes per side. Remove
and reserve. Carefully wipe griddle plates
clean with paper towel.
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