Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grilled Vegetables - Recipe: Grilled Vegetables

I must admit that I got a good laugh the other night when I saw my neighbor out grilling in his boxer shorts, a Dallas sweatshirt and a pair of cowboy boots.

Remember, just because it’s winter, you don’t have to cook indoors.

I like grilling vegetables. They pair well with almost any steak or chop and I really like their flavor. In fact, their smoky flavor is so good I could possibly eat vegetables grilled most nights.

They are a healthy choice and again, if I grill them, I use up what I have in my refrigerator. Another reason I love them is that they are easy to make and are still relatively cheap. Cheap is good… especially if it is healthy!

Today, I grilled Asparagus, Red Bell Peppers and Portobello Mushrooms - what a GREAT combination. I seasoned with Salt, Oregano and Pepper and brushed them with olive oil before I placed them on a hot grill.

Grill the asparagus about 5 minutes and about 7-8 minutes for the Bell Peppers and mushrooms.

I watch them carefully and take off when they look charred.

You can also use a little balsamic vinegar for extra flavor but my veggies did not need it. The flavor was incredible!

Bon Appetit!