Veggies on the Barbeque Grill
If you only look for meat barbeque recipes, you are missing out on a great way to use barbeque grill. Many vegetables grill beautifully and most are easy to prepare Veggies on the Barbeque Grill.
Simple Veggie Shish Kabobs
Shish kabobs are always fun at a cookout. Mixed with meat or a variety of different vegetables make shish kabobs versatile and flavorful.
The simplest way to grill vegetable shish kabobs is to cut your preferred veggies into bite-sized pieces. Vegetables that work well on a skewer include the following:
* Bell peppers
* Cherry tomatoes
* Summer squash
If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for one hour before use. Center each vegetable piece and pierce with skewer. Veggies on the skewer should be close to but not touching one another. After placing the veggies, hold the skewer over a piece of newspaper or paper towels and liberally sprinkle them with your seasonings of choice.
Place the kabobs directly over the heat. Turn ¼ turn every 2-3 minutes for approximately 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked the way you like.
Options: Marinating the vegetables in Italian dressing or balsamic vinegar for an hour or more before grilling adds extra flavor.
Tips: Add meat or shrimp to the skewer, if desired. Make sure that meat is cut to bite-size pieces and is thoroughly cooked before serving.
Grilled Potatoes in Foil
These appetizing potatoes can be grilled right alongside the main dish.
Peel potatoes, if desired. Cut potatoes into ½ to ¾ inch cubes. Slice half of a medium onion into rings.
Place the potatoes on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Salt and pepper to taste. Top the potatoes with onion rings and several pats of butter. Tightly close the foil, making a sealed airtight packet.
Place the packet on a preheated grill on medium to low heat. Cook approximately 25 minutes, turning 3-4 times. Use a spatula and tongs so you don’t tear a hole in the foil.
Open carefully and serve.
Options: Potatoes grilled in foil packets are easy to flavor in a variety of ways. Add crushed red pepper for a little zing. Diced or crushed garlic is another tasty addition.
Tip: If you prefer, drizzle uncooked potatoes with olive oil in place of butter.
Cooking a variety of foods is fun and easy on barbeque grills. You might be surprised by what happens when you start with basic barbeque recipes and use your own creativity.