Wait what? Yes... it's possible to cook vegetables on the grill. In fact, the grill can cook vegetables very well!
Here's the story. My wife is vegetarian. I'm not, but I play along. I like vegetables, I have nothing against them. In fact, some of them are really good. But I also like to grill, which is very meat centric (and there's nothing wrong with that). I've seen many of the grill recipes for various vegetables, but I wanted something simple. And this is what we came up with. And, it's so easy, fast, and good that grilling vegetables should always be possible.
So, I hope to instruct-able you on:
- The tools you'll need
- Vegetable ingredients
- Other ingredients
- How to prepare the vegetables
- How to grill them
- BONUS - grilled corn on the cob
Step 1: Tools
I normally use:
Grilling tools (grippers, flippers, and scrubbers)
Grill basket or surface
Really, the most important tool that you'll need is the grilling basket. You might have seen them at the local hardware store, or at the local home goods store. They look like sheet metal with 1/4" holes all over the surface. I've seen two basic shapes, and both are good. One is shaped more like a square wok or actual basket, with all 4 sides. The other shape (what I have) looks more like a flat surface - almost like a cookie sheet. The basket will make sure the tasty food doesn't fall out when moving the bits around. The flat surface gives you more cooking surface, and allows you to get the spatula under the food easier. Both work just fine.
As far as the grilling tools, I just use the same tools for flipping hamburgers and turning brats.
As far a the grill goes, charcoal, gas, or electric is all good. I use gas, because it's easy to start and stop, but it still has the flame. But to each their own. I also use a charcoal grill for smoking and for large parties, but that's for another instructable.