Grilled Vegetables

Course : Grilling
Serves: 1
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Shepherd writes: "BBQing vegetables brings out their sweetness and imparts a smoky, nutty quality that is extraordinarily delicious. Make them whenever you light up the coals all harvest season." "Choose colorful ripe garden-fresh vegetables, such as summer squash, eggplants, onions and different colored bell peppers. Cut eggplant, onions and squash on the bias into about 1/2" thick slices. Cut peppers into 2 to 3" strips or big scallops. About an hour or so before cooking, combine vegetables with any good olive oil-based vinaigrette or use balsamic vinegar and olive oil with added minced garlic, basil, pepper and salt. "Prepare a BBQ fire, preferably using some fruit wood or mesquite chips. When coals are evenly at the white ash stage, drain vegetables well and grill on fine mesh BBQ grid about 4 to 6" from the coals. Grill as slowly as possible until tender when pierced, turning several times and moving vegetables around with a fork so that they cook evenly. A little charring on the edges doesn't hurt them. Enjoy warm with or without a meat course, and have crusty French bread to sop up the tasty juices." From 1993 "Shepherd's Garden Seeds Catalog

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