Summer- Ahhhhh, yes. Sunshine, swimming pools, tank tops and flippy flops (Which in turn gives me a fabulous excuse to say ‘I really need a pedicure’.) LOVE IT. Oh, and not to forget the grill. Nothing defines summer more than the smell of a fired up grill on a smoldering Texas evening. The versatility of the grill is nameless- overwhelming the shelves with cookbooks and grill tools, you can practically prepare anything on the grill, whether it be wood-fired, charcoal, and even propane (I admit, I’ve got one of these.) I was browsing my William Sonoma summer catalog and came across some really neat items, from a Vertical Chicken Roaster to a Pizza Stone, the possibilities are endless!
With that being said- you must not miss out on this grill gadget, even a woman can appreciate! The Nonstick Grill Basket makes it so easy to grill delicate items likes seafood and vegetables. The openings in the grill basket allow for even cooking over a hot grill. Make plans to pick up one of these for something easy and different for any night of the week.
2 large zucchini squash, sliced thick
2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced thick
1 lb asparagus, cut into thirds
1 medium red onion, sliced thick
1 red bell pepper, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Preheat your grill to medium heat. In a large bowl toss together the first 6 ingredients of vegetables. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss together until coated well. Pour veggies into the grill basket or pan and place directly over the heat. Cover grill and allow to cook, tossing every 5-6 minutes. Continue cooking until vegetables are softened, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immeadiately. (or place a foil tent over the basket until ready to serve.)