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Jul 18, 2008 11:18 AM

Need New Veggies To BBQ

I grill zuchini, asparagus, onions of all shapes and size, peppers, corn, tomatos and mushrooms. I need some new ideas! Or interesting variations involving said vegetables.

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  1. Eggplant is great on the grill. Slice into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill until golden. I eat them like potato chips!

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    1. re: Dee S

      love it. radicchio as mentioned below as well.

      butternut squash.

      broccoli and cauliflower.

      turnips and parsnips

      1. re: Emme

        love that smoky char on broccoli & cauliflower...and broccoli rabe as well.

      1. How about a quartered head of romaine or radicchio? If you do the radicchio, you may want to soak it a bit in cold water to get some of the bitterness out.

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        1. re: katecm

          i love to grill lettuces - escarole is another good one.

          1. re: katecm

            Me three. Radicchio was one of the first things that came to mind, maybe drizzled with a little reduced balsamic.

            The other one was fennel.

            1. Roasted/baked potatoes and yams on the grill are very good. Just wash and put on the grill whole, preferably under coals or low flames; the skins will get crispy, but the innards will be tasty. I like root vegetables baked/roasted whole, so rutabagas, turnips, beets and parsnips ought to be good. Stir-fried carrots are good, so I bet roasted/grilled whole carrots would be mighty fine, too. Basically veggie that is big enough not to fall through the grill bars ought to be yummy. Sliced-long-way squash ought to be good too (these I'd brush with olive oil and herbs).

              As for the person recommending quartered head of romaine grilled, seems like there would be a whole lot of wilting going on there.

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              1. re: Dr Chow

                That's the point! Charred and wilted on the outside, crisp on the inside. Grill a slice of bread and top the warm romaine with caesar dressing and the toast, and it's a grilled caesar. Lovely!

                1. re: katecm

                  Artichokes are fantastic grilled. We par steam, split in half, remove choke, brush with garlic infused olive oil and grill cut side down. Beautiful.

                  Oh and corn on the cob-just carefully peel back husk, remove silk and fold back husk. Some soak in water but I just hold under the faucet until wet and then put on the grill. It is so very good and can lift so so corn and with good corn it is just the best thing ever.