Demo Kitchen Recipe: Grilled Veggies
Grilling is a sure way to add extra layers of flavor upon already flavorful vegetables. The high heat caramelizes, imparting not only a smokiness but also a satisfying sweetness that elevates any humble vegetable. Keep the following in mind to ensure the best results.
1) Use only a light amount of oil when brushing the vegetables; an excessive coating causes flare-ups, which impart off putting notes. 2) Keep a squeeze bottle of water nearby to put out any flare-ups before they ruin the taste of your food. 3) Salt your vegetables moments before they hit the hot grill - otherwise the salt will draw moisture to the surface, preventing char.
The caramelized notes and smoky char of grilled vegetables call for something with bold flavors, so pair with the fruit driven 2017 Liparita Sauvignon Blanc or a richer rose such as the 2018 Belle de Provence.
- 1. Make sure your grill is clean and very hot to ensure well-defined marks.
- 2. Brush the vegetables with a SMALL amount of oil.
- 3. Season well with salt and pepper right before grilling
- 4. Once both sides are charred stop cooking so the vegetables retain some texture and don’t overcook.
- 5. Serve immediately - grilled vegetables cool off very fast.