There is more than grilling chicken, burgers and steaks. What about vegetables and fruit? Grilling brings out their natural sweetness and can really add a nice touch to your cookout. In this post, I will show you how to cook vegetables and fruit on the grill.
For grilling vegetables and fruit, you need barbecue tools like a skewer, a spatula and a basting brush. Keep in mind that these tips are just suggestions. Everybody has his own favorite way to grill. So feel free to do your way.
Now let’s talk about grilling vegetables to give them great smoky flavor. Basically you can grill anything you want. Just keep small vegetables like mushrooms whole and slice ones like peepers and onions into pieces. Just toss the vegetables with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle them with any of your favorite seasoning. They can be cooked directly on the grill. Or you can put them on skewers or put them in a grill basket. Grill them on medium-high heat you want to sear both sides of vegetables instead of overcooking. Once they get nice grilled marks, get them tender but not mushy.
If you are cooking with charcoal, you can adjust the heat by banking the coal to one side. Also opening the vents all the way will give you more heat. When the veggies are finished, toss them all back into a bowl and you are ready to serve.
And don’t forget dessert. That right. You can grill fruit, too. It caramelizes the natural sugar to make it sweeter and more delicious. Peaches, pineapples and pears are all good choices. Just use the vegetable fruit slicer chopper to slice them into larger pieces or halves, brush them a little bit of light oil and put them on the grill. Put them on low to medium heat. It only takes them about three to five minutes to start to caramelize.
And don’t leave them on too long because the fruit sugar can burn. Add a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got good eating. And there you have it. The good sweet smell and taste a grilled fruit and vegetables.