This idea has been rumbling around in my head since the Farm Tour last month. I was talking about food, which is pretty much all I talk about, and I said something about grilling vegetables. The person I was talking to said that they are vegetarian and don’t own a grill. I said, that is pretty much the best reason to own a grill.
Since then every time I grill vegetables, which is several times a week, I think of that conversation.
So, this one is for you mate. A very, very basic grilled vegetable meal.
You will need 1 to 1 1/2 zucchinis for each person. Eggplant would be a good addition or sub for this meal.
Simply cut your zucchini in 1/2 rub some olive oil on both sides, season with salt and pepper and grill on a medium hot grill.
It will take about 6 minutes on each side.
A few people have commented to me that they get tired of stir-fries. I think grilling is a great alternative and you will like the char-smokey flavor it adds.
For the onion relish you will need.
3 or 4 small onions sliced thin
a couple tablespoons of oil.
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons of mustard (I used yellow, use less if you use Dijon)
a squirt of hot sauce (optional).
Simply saute the onions, garlic and oil until they are nice and brown
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook a few minutes until it is nice and thick.
The onion relish will keep for a couple weeks in the fridge. You can use it on grilled vegetables, scrambled eggs, or mixed with some white beans and lettuce for a salad.
This goes really well with cheese. I put a little blue cheese on my zucchini steak with onion relish.