Quick question about barbequed veggies
I barbequed onions,squash,portobellos,eggplant,bell peppers and asparagus (ussing no oil if it makes a difference) and have quite a bit left over. My question is; I put them all in a gallon ziploc bag in the fridge and notice a fairily large amount of liquid cumulating on the botttom. In order for them to keep the longest time possible should i get rid of all or some of the liquid to prevent them from turning to mush? Thanks alot. Ive already gotten rid of some of the juices and am wondering if i did the right thing, i look to keep them for 5 or 6 days.
i hate to say it, but every day in the fridge, no matter how you wrap them, your veggies are degrading in flavor and texture. of course, reducing moisture accumulation will prolong their lives, but that moisture is flavor, too. just urging you to use sooner, rather than later. i like sam f's idea of soup, but also grilled veggie paninis are really good!
and as to the soup, i would not combine just everything, but pick a couple or three combinations, like onions with eggplant (and maybe some skinless tomatoes -- and a little garam masala), asparagus with onions, portobellos with half & half and sherry in bisque (YAY!).
the bell peppers would be good with black beans, or on sausage. i'd dress the squash with a little vinaigrette and eat it cold!
have fun. it is so nice to have a little stockpile of delicious grilled veggies around, for sure.