Grilling is a really fun way to cook your dinner, and it tastes amazing! But, there’s more to grilling than burger patties and hotdogs. In fact, you can use your grill to improve almost any kind of dinner food imaginable. In fact, you can even grill vegetables to go with your main course. The problem is, grilling vegetables isn’t that easy for people inexperienced with them. How do you successfully grill vegetables? Let BBQ Pros impart some advice.
Know Your Vegetable
The first step is knowing your vegetable. Each vegetable cooks differently. You can’t forget that when moving them to the grill.
Firstly, you’ll need to consider that not every vegetable can be tossed onto a grill so easily. Some will require different preparation to grill.
Likewise, you’ll also need to ensure you keep cook times in mind if cooking different kinds of vegetables for the same meal. For example, carrots take a lot longer to grill than tomatoes (which we’ll call a vegetable for the purposes of this article.)
Don’t Grill Too Hot
One of the leading rules to successfully grill vegetables is not to grill too hot. The key to grilling most vegetables is to grill slow and steady. If you keep your temperature too high while grilling vegetables, you’re liable to char the outside and leave the inside crunchy and uncooked. This is especially true for things like carrots or potatoes. Keeping the temperature on medium or low will give the inside of the vegetables time to cook without burning the outside in the process.
Slice Your Veggies
If you want to grill something like carrots or potatoes, you’ll have better success by slicing them. Any kind of hard, root vegetable will take a long time to cook through if left whole. Cut the cook time in half by cutting the veggie in half.
Use Skewers Where Necessary
To successfully grill juicier vegetables, like bell peppers or tomato, you might want to use a skewer. This is great for combining different flavors. Plus, then you can throw some pieces of chicken on there to go with your veggies.
To create some successful skewers, slice up your bell peppers, then bend them into a loop and stick the skewer through the ends. If you want to infuse your chicken with flavor, you can even stick one end of a slice of bell pepper, then a piece of chicken, then wrap the other end of the bell pepper around the chicken to skewer it.
Skewers make small pieces of food easier to cook. Then, you don’t have to chomp down on a quarter of a bell pepper, but you also won’t lose small slices to the fire.
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