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Grilling vegetables 
Aug. 22, 2010 5:49 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2010 3:44 am
It's back to being quite hot and humid again in my area. Refilled the gas tank on my grill to get us through October. I grill lots of seasonal vegetables. I generally baste them with bottle or home made viniagrette dressing. 1/2 inch slices of summer squash generally only take a couple of minutes a side. I slice them on the diagonal to get a bigger surface area. You can also place chunks of vegetables on skewers for grilling. Typically take 5 to 10 minutes over a hot fire, turing once or twice.

Grilling sweet potatoes takes and extra step but are worth the effort. Cook about 2 lbs. sweet potatoes in 4 quarts water, bring to a boil and cook until just tender about 30 minutes. Slice them into 1/2 inch slices lengthwise. Place in a single layer in a large, non-reactive baking. Cover with marinade below and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes. Grill needs to be well oil. Grill slices over hot fire for 2 minutes a side. Baste with marinade. Very yummy.

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice or other vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil

Whisk together in a small bowl before pouring over sweet potato
Aug. 22, 2010 6:01 am
I love grilled veggies too. In particular, I love grilled green onions, zuchini, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes. I use only olive oil with a squeeze of lemon, some garlic and S&P. It's very traditional Italian. Will also grill eggplant that has been salted and cured for 30 mins or so before going on the grill. Yum! I just brush on before grilling. The moisture from the veggies is the flavor I like.
Mrs. C 
Aug. 22, 2010 8:42 am
Those sweet potatoes are multi-talented! Nutritional, delicious, and now on the grill? Fab!Thanks, CJ, for the marinade recipe!
Aug. 24, 2010 7:26 pm
Sounds good CJ. We just got back from vacation, so I'll be sending you a check for your cookbook sometime this week. Once I get it, I'll pull a few recipes and give you a "book review". Hope you vacation in Galena was fun!
Aug. 25, 2010 3:44 am
We had a great trip MB. It was very hot but we enjoyed the 2 pools and screened in porch where we were staying. I hope you had a good trip as well. Will check my PO box Saturday and Monday or Wednesday. It is a little down the road from where I live so don't get over there everyday.
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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