Broiled Coconut Shrimp with Cold Sesame Rice Noodle Salad
The broiler delivers high, direct heat— much like a grill—so you can make a nicely toasted meal in 10 minutes, tops. Whip up homemade coconut shrimp or one of these other ideas:
Broiled Cauliflower Steaks with Raisins, Feta, Walnuts, Olives, and Pesto: Brush thick slices of cauliflower with olive oil and broil for 5 minutes; flip and broil for another 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add raisins, crumbled feta, wal- nuts, olives, and a squeeze of lemon and broil about 30 seconds more. Top with a big dollop of pesto.
- Broiled Moroccan Halibut with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Carrot, and Mint: Rub halibut fillets with a prepared Moroccan spice blend and place on a baking sheet next to shredded brussels sprouts. Broil until halibut is cooked though, 5 to 8 minutes. Toss cooked sprouts with grated carrot, fresh mint, pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds, and lemon-infused olive oil.
Broiled Pork Chops, Apples, and Shallots with Kale: Rub pork chops with grainy mustard and place on a baking sheet next to quartered and seeded apples, halved shallots, and kale seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Broil for 4 minutes, flip chops, and broil for an additional 4 to 6 minutes or until pork is cooked through.
Photo: Charles Masters