Like grilling, broiling cooks with intense, direct heat. It’s an ideal way to impart flavor but, like grilling, broiling meats to a char can produce carcinogens. To minimize risk, trim excess fat and marinate meats before cooking; broil only thin cuts to lessen cooking time; and slice off any charred pieces. To broil, place foods on a broiler pan or roasting pan and place in a preheated oven, 4–6 inches from the heating element. Broil until cooked through, usually 5–10 minutes. Best for: Vegetables, bread, thin cuts of meat, quick-cooking seafood

Broiled Tomato and Cheese Sandwiches

Serves 4 / A light and simple vegetarian meal. Prep tip: If you like meat, add a slice of organic ham or thinly sliced prosciutto. View the Broiled Tomato and Cheese Sandwiches recipe