How to grill vegetables

17 June 2013

I have often admired grilled vegetables on the cookery programmes. Yet when I eventually pull out the Bar B Q I only venture forth with a few grilled peppers and them what?? So I've done a quick search and here are a few I think I would have a go with.

Courgettes

Cut 2 medium courgettes lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. You could use 1 yellow and 1 green. Grill 5 minutes per side. Then toss with 1 tsp. grated orange peel.

Cherry Tomatoes

Thread cherry tomatoes onto skewers. Brush with 2 teaspoons oil, and grill for 5 to 7 minutes, turning several times.

Scallions

Trim 2 bunches of sturdy scallions, and toss with 4 teaspoons oil. Grill for 2 to 4 minutes, turning several times.

Portobello Mushrooms

Remove the stems of 4 large portobello mushrooms, then brush with 4 teaspoons oil. Grill 15 minutes per side and season.

Aubergine

Cut 1 medium aubergine crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side. Then drizzle with 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint.

Baby Potatoes

Cut in half 1/2 lb. of potatoes, then wrap in a double layer of heavy-duty foil and seal edges tightly. Grill 15 minutes per side. Then toss with 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese and 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley.

Sweetcorn

Submerge 4 ears in husk in cold water for at least 15 minutes. Grill 25 minutes, turning occasionally. Then remove husks and silk. Brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. smoked paprika.

Radicchio

Cut 1 large head lengthwise into eight wedges. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side. Then sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.

Fine Green Beans

Take 1/2 lb. of green beans and trim, then wrap in double layer of heavy-duty foil. Add 1 clove garlic, chopped, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper into the foil packet. Seal edges tightly. Grill 8 to 10 minutes per side.

Red or White Onions

Cut 4 medium onions crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Grill 8 to 10 minutes per side. Then sprinkle with 3 Tbsp. finely chopped roasted red pepper and 8 basil leaves, sliced.

Peppers

Remove seeds from 4 medium peppers. Cut lengthwise into eighths. Grill 6 to 8 minutes per side. Then toss with 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinagar and 1 Tbsp. capers.

Plum Tomatoes

Cut 4 medium tomatoes lengthwise in half. Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side. Then sprinkle with 2 tsp. finely chopped corriander and 2 tsp. thinly sliced scallions.

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