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8 Delicious Grill Recipes For Indoor Grilling

8 Delicious Grill Recipes For Indoor Grilling

Summer is long gone, but this doesn’t mean the grills have to stop simmering. All those burgers, ribs, and skewers that filled your summer nights can be done in the winter as well. Of course, there is a catch: you have to master the indoor grilling.

Depending on the recipe, you can use a pan or a grill pan to recreate the same amazing taste as an outdoor grill. In order to provide you with some inspiration, here are 8 delicious winter grill recipes, aka indoor grill recipes, to try out:

1. BBQ Chicken Legs

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    This simple recipe is going to bring back some of your childhood memories, as well as memories about your favorite summer barbecues. All you have to do is bake the chicken legs in the oven and then coat them in your favorite BBQ sauce after they are done. You can mix these delicious legs with grilled corn and a colorful vegetable salad for a complete meal.

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    2. Rosemary Ribs With Charred Onions

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      Charred onions taste heavenly and when they are mixed with a juicy steak, they make the perfect winter meal. This recipe can be done with lots of different types of meat. But if you do it with pork or lamb ribs, make sure you don’t skip the rosemary, which is going to add a fresh taste to the recipe.

      3. The Perfect Boston Butt

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        One of the most popular kind of BBQ is the Boston butt, but when you don’t have a grill or you are too cold to stay outside, you can improvise with the oven. This Boston butt is going to be juicy and tender, just ready to be topped with potatoes and coated in a steamy hot sauce. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use the leftovers to make a delicious sandwich for the next day.

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        4. Country-Style Ribs With Mustard-Beer Sauce

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          With this recipe, you don’t have to worry about the ribs being too tough because they will cook perfectly. As they become softer, the fats are going to melt and mix with the spices, as well as the mustard-beer sauce, which will make a delicious glaze for the meat. If you want to have something different for this Christmas, this is the recipe to try out!

          5. Thai-Style Chicken Breasts

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            Pork might be the most common meat choice for grills, but there are many other variations. Like this one, for example: chicken breasts. The balanced sweet and salty marinade for this recipe is going to create a nice char on the chicken breasts, without the need for a grill – a pan will do. As for the taste, it will resemble the taste of classic grilled chicken, but with a Thai kick.

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            6 Grilled Catfish With Mustard Butter

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              Catfish is going to burn on the pan, thus the alternative name of this recipe is blackened catfish. However, don’t be afraid of this. Blackened catfish has never been a bad thing. The fish is going to become juicy and tasty once the creamy mustard butter is starting to melt on top of it. Serve this with some lemon and you will fall in love with indoor grilling.

              7 Shrimp Skewers

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                Before you give this recipe a try, sprinkle the pan with some cooking spray, so you won’t have problems cleaning it. Then, when the skewers are ready, coat the shrimp in peanut sauce or just accompany them with this amazing sauce, which is going to elevate the taste of the already delicious shrimp.

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                8 Scallops In Bell Pepper Sauce

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                  Big and white scallops are the perfect dish to accompany with a sauce made from bell peppers. Of course, both the peppers and the scallops are grilled, which gives them a sweet taste. If you prefer to spice things up, you can sprinkle some chili onto the scallops to add another layer to every bite.

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                  Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                  20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                  20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                  Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?

                  If your answer is “no” to any of the questions above, that means you’re not managing your time as well as you want. Here are 20 time management tips to help you manage time better:

                  1. Create a Daily Plan

                  Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.

                  2. Peg a Time Limit to Each Task

                  Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.

                  3. Use a Calendar

                  Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software.

                  I use it. It’s even better if you can sync your calendar to your mobile phone and other hardwares you use – that way, you can access your schedule no matter where you are. Here’re the 10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track .

                  Find out more tips about how to use calendar for better time management here: How to Use a Calendar to Create Time and Space

                  4. Use an Organizer

                  An organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.

                  These Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools can help you organize better, pick one that fits your needs.

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                  5. Know Your Deadlines

                  When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.

                  But make sure you don’t make these 10 Common Mistakes When Setting Deadlines.

                  6. Learn to Say “No”

                  Don’t take on more than you can handle. For the distractions that come in when you’re doing other things, give a firm no. Or defer it to a later period.

                  Leo Babauta, the founder of Zen Habits has some great insights on how to say no: The Gentle Art of Saying No

                  7. Target to Be Early

                  When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

                  For appointments, strive to be early. For your deadlines, submit them earlier than required.

                  Learn from these tips about how to prepare yourself to be early, instead of just in time.

                  8. Time Box Your Activities

                  This means restricting your work to X amount of time. Why time boxing is good for you? Here’re 10 reasons why you should start time-boxing.

                  You can also read more about how to do time boxing here: #5 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity.

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                  9. Have a Clock Visibly Placed Before You

                  Sometimes we are so engrossed in our work that we lose track of time. Having a huge clock in front of you will keep you aware of the time at the moment.

                  10. Set Reminders 15 Minutes Before

                  Most calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that alarm 15 minutes before.

                  You can learn more about how reminders help you remember everything in this article: The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder That Works)

                  11. Focus

                  Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Multitasking is bad for you.

                  Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.

                  Lifehack’s CEO has written a definitive guide on how to focus, learn the tips: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

                  12. Block out Distractions

                  What’s distracting you in your work? Instant messages? Phone ringing? Text messages popping in?

                  I hardly ever use chat nowadays. The only times when I log on is when I’m not intending to do any work. Otherwise it gets very distracting.

                  When I’m doing important work, I also switch off my phone. Calls during this time are recorded and I contact them afterward if it’s something important. This helps me concentrate better.

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                  Find more tips on how to minimize distractions to achieve more in How to Minimize Distraction to Get Things Done

                  13. Track Your Time Spent

                  When you start to track your time, you’re more aware of how you spend your time. For example, you can set a simple countdown timer to make sure that you finish a task within a period of time, say 30 minutes or 1 hour. The time pressure can push you to stay focused and work more efficiently.

                  You can find more time tracking apps here and pick one that works for you.

                  14. Don’t Fuss About Unimportant Details

                  You’re never get everything done in exactly the way you want. Trying to do so is being ineffective.

                  Trying to be perfect does you more harm than good, learn here about how perfectionism kills your productivity and how to ditch the perfectionism mindset.

                  15. Prioritize

                  Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.

                  Apply the 80/20 principle which is a key principle in prioritization. You can also take up this technique to prioritize everything on your plate: How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

                  16. Delegate

                  If there are things that can be better done by others or things that are not so important, consider delegating. This takes a load off and you can focus on the important tasks.

                  When you delegate some of your work, you free up your time and achieve more. Learn about how to effectively delegate works in this guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

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                  17. Batch Similar Tasks Together

                  For related work, batch them together.

                  For example, my work can be categorized into these core groups:

                  1. writing (articles, my upcoming book)
                  2. coaching
                  3. workshop development
                  4. business development
                  5. administrative

                  I batch all the related tasks together so there’s synergy. If I need to make calls, I allocate a time slot to make all my calls. It really streamlines the process.

                  18. Eliminate Your Time Wasters

                  What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often.

                  One thing you can do is make it hard to check them – remove them from your browser quick links / bookmarks and stuff them in a hard to access bookmarks folder. Replace your browser bookmarks with important work-related sites.

                  While you’ll still checking FB/Twitter no doubt, you’ll find it’s a lower frequency than before.

                  19. Cut off When You Need To

                  The number one reason why things overrun is because you don’t cut off when you have to.

                  Don’t be afraid to intercept in meetings or draw a line to cut-off. Otherwise, there’s never going to be an end and you’ll just eat into the time for later.

                  20. Leave Buffer Time In-Between

                  Don’t pack everything closely together. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each tasks. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one.

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