Grilled Vegetables Are Yummy Too
The first step is to chop up your vegetables. Letís just name a few that work well on the grill: zucchini, squash, peppers and onions. Green leafy vegetables and vegetables with high water content often do not do well on the grill. The best way to find out if your favorite vegetable will work is to put one or two on the grill.
Peppers can be grilled directly over the heat, although you will want to keep a close watch over them. Peppers will cook fast if your grill has been preheated like it should be. Only keep them on the grill long enough to get the grill lines and then remove them.
Place the vegetables that require additional cooking time in foil. Add the vegetables to the foil after you have sprayed it with a non-stick cooking spray. Also, try throwing in a few sprigs of your favorite herbs like rosemary, thyme or oregano. The herbs will flavor the vegetables as you cook them in the foil.
For vegetables that have been marinated foil wrapping is also a good idea. If you try to put marinated vegetables directly on the grill you are just asking for trouble. The marinade that drips from the vegetables can cause flare-ups that can burn the cook as well as the food. You will want to shake as much of the marinade off of the vegetables as possible and then put them in the foil to cook. Keep a close eye on the vegetables to avoid overcooking.
For the vegetables that need direct heat from the grill be sure to cook them before cooking any meats. This prevents the guests or your family from ugly bacterium that lurks when food is not thoroughly cooked. Make sure that the grill is clean before placing your vegetables on it. To keep your vegetables warm while the meat is cooking wrap them in foil and move them to the coolest part of the grill.
Can't you just smell the vegetables grilling now? Grilling vegetables is a healthy way to prepare your vegetables especially if you are tired of steaming and stovetop heating. The variety and taste possibilities are endless when grilling those yummy vegetables.