A grill pan is a good alternative to a gas or charcoal grill. With ridges that elevate food slightly, reducing the amount of surface area of meat-to-pan contact and allowing fat can drip away, a grill pan delivers more than just pretty grill marks. Your food doesn't saute or steam as it does in a plain skillet; instead, flavor is seared into the food. Meat and fish turn out juicy, with no need for added cooking fat beyond a little cooking spray. Vegetables stay crisp-tender, and their nutrients don't leach out.
Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches.