Grilling Vegetables - need some new ideas

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by crown225, May 24, 2010.

  1. crown225

    crown225 Fire Starter

    I have grilled potatoes, asparagus, and cabbage using olive oil and some spices.

    Would like to grill more but everytime I enter the grocery store I am stumped what to grill next.

    Any thoughts or ideas
     
  2. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like portabella mushrooms. Snap off the stem and drizzle some evoo on the gills, maybe a little red wine as well, sprinkle liberally with kosher salt and cracked pepper then grill gills down for 4-5 min and flip for another 4-5 min. I usually toss mine on at the same time as my ribeyes and turn and remove at the same time as well. They go good with beef!

    Some other things to grill with evoo and S&P are:

    Sliced Zuccinni
    Slicesd squash of any kind ( I even did the acorn squash once)
    Romain lettuce sliced lengthwise into quarters ( do not over-grill)
    Corn on the cob in the husk ( don't worry about soaking in water) just grill untill outer husks are brown. Use a little indirect heat.

    You can always use a non-stick or cast iron skillet and saute anything you want (onions, potatos, garlic, etc). while absorbing some of the nice smokyness from your main dish.
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I grill all kinds of vegetables
    Onions
    Squash
    Peppers
    Eggplant
    Mushrooms
    Green onions
    Leeks
    Tomatoes
    Corn

    I even grill fresh fruit
    Pineapple
    Watermellon
    Peaches
    Melons
    Pears
     
  4. crown225

    crown225 Fire Starter

    How do you grill the leek and what part of it do you eat

    Romain lettuce sliced lengthwise into quarters ( do not over-grill) - do you cut this in small pcs

    thanks for all the ideas from everyone
     
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, after grilling, chop it up and serve or toss with other salad favorites..
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cut off the end of the leek and take off a couple of outer leaves - clean well and grill with olive oil - eat the white part - we usually chop them up as part of a vegetable medley - have also used them in baked potatoes that we have grilled
     
  7. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    If you get the big portabella mushrooms, you can grill them and use them as buns.
     
  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pick about any veg. you want and you can grill it. Even if you don't eat it can get chopped up and put in other dishes, or pureed for adding to soups. I like to vacuum pack smoked green jalapenos and save them for making chili or BBQ sauce.
     
  9. crown225

    crown225 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the ideas and replies back
     
  10. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My favorite and so easy to make...... slice a zucchini in half.... take out the seeds.... rub it down with EVO and put sharp cheddar cheese in the scooped out part. I like to add some crunched up bacon pieces too. Lay it on the grill on low, sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top and let them cook till you see the cheese bubbling. Don't worry about the zuc turnin a little black on the bottom. Has a wonderful nutty flavor. I love these things. Sometimes I put a little cream cheese in the bottom before the cheddar.
     

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