Thursday, August 6, 2009

Grilled Vegetables

93. My grill has been busy this summer! I have been experimenting with a variety of foods.
This is an easy side dish to try, it is Grilled Vegetables. It really doesn't matter what veggies you use and in what order you place them on the skewer. It is up to you if you want to brush them with butter, oil, flavored oil or use a bottled dressing or marinade. This can be a very healthy side if you use a fat free dressing or canola oil with simply salt and pepper. There is a great website "Grilled Vegetables" Your complete guide to vegetables on the barbeque. There is a huge variety of methods of grilling, toppings, and suggestions.
I chose the vegetables to grill. Then placed wooden skewers in a cup filled with water. This helps the wood not to burn or catch fire when placed on a hot grill. Don't forget to rotate them so each side is saturated.
Next, I cut my veggies in large pieces. At this point, you could place them in a bowl, add your desired marinade and allow them to sit for several hours before grilling. I chose to brush on a bottled caesar salad dressing. Then place them on a grill that has been cleaned and brushed with oil. Don't walk away from the grill but rotate the kabobs every other minute or so. This helps to keep them from burning and helps them not to be overdone on any one side. Every grill is different so you be the judge as to how done you would like them to be. Some people like their vegetables to have a crunch to them yet others like theirs soft. When they are done, remove them to a serving dish.

You could use them in a salad, on a grilled pizza or as a side dish. You can serve the kabobs with a butter sauce, soy sauce or any other topping. Here is a Dijon Shallot Marinade that is delicious.

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds
if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
Doug Larson


Vanessa said...

thank you for the kind words one my last post. i was very touched. i enjoy reading your blog and seeing so many yummy possibilities!

darnold23 said...

I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesdays at this week. Mr. Linky is up and ready for you.

The Desperate Cook said...

You just gave me a great idea for supper tonight...the zucchini and mushrooms. I have both of them in the fridge. Thanks!!


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