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Jun 25, 2011 04:03 PM

grilled some veggies, now what to do?

This all started with deciding to make a pizza tonight and wanting the vegetables to be more interesting. I grilled an eggplant that needed to be cooked, a few slices of red onion, then decided the red, yellow and orange bell peppers might just as well go on the grill. Might as well put the four tomatillos sitting on the counter for the last week out there on my VERY small grill, and one lone jalapeno as well.

So now I'm letting everything cool a bit before I start working on my pizza. The pizza will have eggplant, bell pepper, red onion, crimini mushrooms and sausage as well as cheese & sauce.

I'll still have plenty to "experiment" with and have never made a roasted tomatillo anything before. I'm sure you chowhounds can come up with some interesting suggestions.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      pizza turned into calzones, which I had never made before. I made four of them and polished off two so I'm stuffed!! Really would have been plenty stuffed with just one!

      Looking forward to any interesting recipes for salsa and anything else!

      1. re: magiesmom

        +1 on the roasted tomatillo salsa

        You could also take those tomatillos and blend them with some onions, garlic, cilantro, cumin and some kind of chili with some chicken stock and braise chicken or pork in it.

        1. re: magiesmom

          Definitely-roasted/grilled tomatillo salsa is delicious! Tastebuds obviously vary, but I think tomatillos have a nice tartness on their own, and I like a squeeze of orange juice in mine instead of lime juice.

        2. chopped and tossed in a mild aioli or balsamic vinegarette. or the base for an interesting take on gazpacho.

          1. What about babaganoush for your eggplant (shame you didn't throw some garlic on while you were at it LOL)?

            Then maybe some sort of pepper-onion jam with your bell peppers and onion?

            And a bit more of the onion, jalapeno and tomatillos for a roasted salsa verde. Or maybe even a soup - a riff off of tortilla soup with the tomatillos sounds amazing to me.

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            1. re: shanagain

              I'm feeling a roasted veg quesadilla.

            2. How about a little gratin or vegetable terrine with a roasted tomatillo salsa?

              1. Sandwiches....a little balsamic vinegar and garlic mix, soak the veges for a bit, then put on some nice crusty bread, top with provolone and broil