Summer Indoor Dining Alternatives
As we all know, British weather can be unpredictable. Your al fresco dining plans may have been rudely interrupted by a rainstorm in the peak of summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put on a showstopper gathering full of delicious food and drinks for your friends and family to enjoy. Here at Salter, we love a dinner party. So, we have compiled together a few ideas that will make you the most popular summer party host on the block, whether that be indoors or outdoors.
If you would like to chef up a delicious summer feast in a matter of minutes, health grills are a quick way to cook, meaning you can spend less time prepping and more time soaking up the fun. The Salter Non-Stick Health Grill is a great indoor dining option for gathering guests around the table. The health grill has a convenient warming tray to keep food heated-up, ready to serve, and has a detachable temperature control for serving at the table. And since the cooking time is reduced, the nutrients and flavours stay intact. The grill also features a removable drip tray to collect the excess oils and fats that seep off during cooking time, resulting in a substantially healthier meal for all to enjoy.
Besides the convenience of a health grill, they are also a great appliance for socialising, as the distinct smells of juicy burgers and tasty vegetables entice others to gather around and enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of freshly cooked food. Like a barbecue, the health grill leaves distinctive lines on foods that help sear meat and impart flavour, too. And it doesn’t just stop there – you can also make pancakes, fried eggs and omelettes as well as the standard fare like burgers, fish and chicken with a health grill. Once you and your guests have finished eating and you’re so full that you can barely move, the grill requires minimal effort to clean, thanks to the non-stick coating.
At Salter, we love a bit of versatility when it comes to food. It’s the perfect time of year to cook for the season indoors or outdoors, and an Aero Grill allows you to create an endless list of delicious light bites and tasty dishes within a matter of minutes. If you often find yourself cooking for a crowd or have a larger family, then our Salter Aero Grill Pro Air Fryer and Grill might just be the right fit for you. Featuring a generous 6 litre capacity, it has 5 cooking functions which include a grill function to enjoy chargrilled food indoors, and an air fry mode to cook using little to no oil. The grilling function equips you for a perfect seasonal get-together full of tasty barbeque classics and chargrilled veggies, so there’s no need to worry if the weather isn’t cooperating with the fun. We also like to make a mix of halloumi veggie and chicken skewers along with some air fryer potato wedges with ours.
A fondue set will make for a joyous evening with your guests – whatever the weather. It works fantastically as a fun dessert, and of course for all of the cheese fanatics out there, you can also serve up a mouthwatering Swiss melted cheese dish as a savoury option, too. You can’t help but interact with those around you as you patiently wait your turn to indulge, making it the perfect choice for hosting guests. Our Raclette Grill and Fondue set comes with eight pans for cooking, so you and your friends can dip away to your hearts content. It also includes eight grill pans, wooden spatulas and 6 fondue forks, meaning everyone can get their fill of gooey goodness.
Fondue is also incredibly easy to make, requiring minimal time and effort. This makes it the perfect dish for any at-home dining experience. For a hassle-free night enjoyed with loved ones, it might be useful to make the fondue recipe in advance and chop your dippers before the guests arrive. Consider cubes of crusty bread, pretzels, apples, broccoli, bell peppers, pears, carrots, or roasted potatoes to dip with your cheese.
Dip your way through dessert with a classic chocolate fondue, or possibly a cheesecake fondue for those who have a sweet tooth. It might be a good idea to offer two different flavours for your guests to alternate from – for a seriously sweet party pleasing recipe, we also love a heavenly white chocolate fondue. Be sure to include a variety of cookies, pastries, fresh fruits, marshmallows, and salty dippers to dip with – and a sparkling glass of wine on the side never goes amiss!