By Mark S. Baker

If you've had sizzling fajitas come to your table at a Mexican restaurant, you know the excitement they stir. A sizzle plate serves double duty because you can use it to heat the food as well as to serve it. You can buy these plates -- made of stainless steel, aluminum or cast iron -- to use at home. They're simple to use, and you'll probably get a kick out of serving everyday meals on them.

original fajita sizzling hot  on iron plate
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Make sure the meat has attractive grill marks on it before serving.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Put the sizzle plates in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Cook the food until it's almost done.

Step 4

Remove the sizzle plates from the oven and set them into wood underliners.

Step 5

Place the cooked food on the sizzle plates, making sure that some of the cooking juices also make it on the plate. Serve immediately.