Hot Stone Cooking - Der Heisser Stein - Grilling Stone

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Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 70 mins
Serving: 1
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
926 Calories
42g Fat
33g Carbs
99g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 926
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 314mg 105%
Sodium 1161mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 99g
Vitamin C 73mg 365%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 1691mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The grilling stone is popular for dinner parties, especially around Christmas and New Years. Hot stone cooking is also a popular restaurant item. Easy to prepare for guests, each one orders his or her own hot stone with raw ingredients. It's easy for guests to cook smaller pieces of meat, or medallions. A variety of meats is often offered at these parties, so small pieces let everyone taste everything.

Heated in the oven to 500 F, natural stone material (granite, volcanic or other) is then brought to the table where it retains its heat long enough to cook various meats and vegetables.

Sauces are served with the meats and vegetables together with bread or potatoes and a salad. Easy to put together and serve, the cook spends time with friends, instead of in the kitchen.

Many different kinds of meat can be used for indoor grilling. See this list of inexpensive cuts of meat which grill well. Boneless pork chops, chicken and fish fillets will also do well on the hot stone.


  • 8 to 12 ounces meat, fish, or shrimp (see list in introduction copy above)

  • 1/2 cup parboiled, sliced vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, squash

  • 1/2 cup raw, sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, snow peas, tomatoes, fennel, zucchini

  • 1/2 cup sliced fruit, such as pineapple, green apple, peaches

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Various sauces (recipes follow)

Steps to Make It

Prepare several sauces. Most sauces are based on yogurt, sour cream or tomato juice, although you can make a variety including cheese, mayonnaise and anything else you can think of. Here are a few sauce ideas. Use these as a jumping-off place and create your own. Keep sauces cool (or warm) until serving time.​

Yogurt-Based Sauces

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add to one cup of yogurt (add a pinch of baking soda as needed to cut down the acid):

  • Freshly ground pepper, 2 tablespoons chopped arugula, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mustard, 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped mint, 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika powder, salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons capers, several, chopped sardine fillets, cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder, chopped mint, salt to taste
  • Several cloves of garlic, chopped, 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, crushed, salt to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cognac, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, salt to taste

Tomato-Based Sauces

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. To 1/2 cup of tomato juice mixed with 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (and a pinch of baking soda, if needed), add salt to taste and:

  • Chopped basil and chives
  • 1 teaspoon fennel, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, cayenne pepper to taste
  • Several cloves of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary, ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup tuna fish, chopped sardines, black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion, crushed black pepper

Sour Cream-Based Sauces

  • 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons mint jelly

Butter-Based Sauces

  • 6 tablespoons of butter melted and mixed with 1 tablespoon steak seasoning—brush on meat while grilling.
  • 6 tablespoons of butter melted and mixed with hot sauce (such as Frank's) to taste—brush on meat while grilling.

Other Sauces

  • Mix 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce with 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger and 1 chopped, green onion.
  • Mix one can of cream of chicken soup with 1/2 cup of white wine and 1 cup grated Swiss cheese. Microwave and stir until hot. Keep warm for serving.

Check out some even more sauce ideas.


  • The meat, fish, chicken or shrimp can be marinated before grilling. An easy marinade is made out of the juice of one lemon, a few tablespoons of olive or canola oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Learn about marinades and see the top 10 grill marinades.
  • Make sure the meat you are going to cook is sliced about a 1/2-inch thick or thinner.
  • Read the instructions for your hot stone or grilling stone. Some of them advise you to lightly oil the stone before heating and some tell you to use salt on the stone while others do not. There are also electric stones now which do not need to be heated in the oven.

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