Monday, July 9, 2007

The Grill Basket

The grill basket is my new favorite summer accessory. Nothing beats grilled veggies in the summer. Unlike wrapping ‘em in tinfoil, the grill basket produces consistently outstanding results. It’s quick and easy—slice your favorite veggies and sprinkle them with sea salt and olive oil to taste. Toss to coat. Throw them in the grill basket and you’re all set for some serious grilling action. Grill the vegetables until they're crisp-tender, which can take anywhere between five and twenty minutes. Weber makes a great vegetable grill chart, which provides approximate cooking time for over thirty different vegetables . The olive oil and sea salt mixture brings out amazing flavor and color, and the grill makes the vegetables amazingly crispy and smoky-flavored. My favorite grill-friendly veggies are broccoli, zucchini, and onions. Mmmm...

The pictured grill basket was purchased on my roommate’s employee discount at Williams-Sonoma, but may not be available online since I can’t seem to find it on their Web site. The closest online match is the Shaker Basket for $30. A little bigger and deeper, but would seem to do the trick.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Yes! That is what I am going to get my dad for his birthday!