Sunshine. Good friends. The freshest, bestest food of the
year. There are just so many things to love about a good cook-out. One more?
There can be no clean-up easier than a grill clean-up. Seriously, all you’ve
gotta do is fire the sucker up, brush it off and you’re good to go.
Corn, the obvious
Sweet summer corn is the best, right? Make it even better by
grilling it in the husk or out. To grill it in the husk, peel it down and rip
out all of silk. Recover with the husks, soak in water for about 30 minutes,
then grill for about 20 minutes. To grill it naked, remove all the silk and the
husk, brush with butter and seasonings, then grill, turning as the kernels
begin to color and char. You’re aiming for a golden brown color—eat it up when
For dessert, there is nothing better—OK, maybe a hint of
French vanilla ice cream would be good on the side, too. Slice a pineapple into
circles and grill for about five minutes on each side—you want to just be able
to see the grill marks. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar for an even
Romaine, the elegant
Slice the lettuce in half, drizzle with olive oil and
vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until slightly charred, then
plate ‘em up with the rest of your salad fixins.
Mango, the tangy
Slice into wedges and then grill until you can see some char
marks. Slice ‘n’ dice into a salsa, toss it in a salad or place on burgers or
Not a fan of these babies most of the year? Give ‘em a try
this way. Trim the ends and toss in a bag with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss
on the grill and cook until tender. So. Good.
Peaches, aka absolute
Now that these stone fruits are coming into season, it’s the
perfect time to grill them up. Slice them in half, and grill for about three
minutes, skin-side down, then another two fleshy-side down.
Bottom line? This
summer, anything is fair game. Zucchini, tomatoes, plums, peppers,
strawberries, watermelon, Portobello mushrooms. Oh, the possibilities.
What’s your favorite
cook-out food? Tell us in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/11/2013 1:45:00 PM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, produce