We’ve written numerous times this summer about grilling and tailgating meats of all kinds. During the summer (aka grilling season) there is really no mistaking the smell of a charcoal grill at a ballgame fired up to its’ hottest and the sound of crackling fire ready to cook someone’s favorite cut. However, what if I told you there is a growing segment of the population putting produce to the flame instead of a juicy steak. Some may call grilling produce blasphemy, you may call it delicious.
Grilling vegetables on the side has long been a practice of many pitmasters but a new trend in tailgating has been fresh produce by itself. Here are a few options we’ve found for the best grilled produce recipes online for you to try at your next game-day celebration, if you’re brave enough to try.
Shuck the corn and rub with olive oil. Grill on medium-high direct heat for 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until corn is charred.
Brush with olive oil and grill uncovered on medium-high direct heat for 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally.
Grilled Bell Peppers
Quarter peppers lengthwise and discard seeds. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper; grill uncovered on medium-high direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Slice small eggplants (about 8 to 12 ounces each) into rounds or lengths a bit more than a ¼-inch-thick. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill uncovered on medium-high direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
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