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You Can Grill THAT?!

Posted on September 17, 2013
By Nikki Martinez

The nights are cooling off a little, and the grills are starting to say bye bye to the summer a little. But before you pop the cover on it for a little hibernation, get ready to be amazed what you can grill (and possibly should be grilling). Thanks to writer Adriana Velez for the heads-up here:

  • Fruit. “One of my favorite things to grill is fruit, especially peaches. Avoid super ripe fruit since that’ll just make a mess. Cut the peaches in half and maybe brush with a little butter. Nectarines, mangoes, papaya, bananas, lemons, limes — you can try all kinds of fruit. Grilling brings out the sugars and makes them taste delicious.”
  • Eggplant. “I’ve been doing this a lot this summer — grilling eggplants. I slice them in half, lengthwise, and brush them with olive oil. When they’re good and mushy, I’ll either mix with tahini and lemon juice for babaganosh or I’ll just eat it right away because it’s irresistible.”
  • Pizza. “This is another family favorite. You can just roll out your pizza dough and put it right on the grill. Cook it until it’s pretty firm, then flip, add sauce and toppings, and keep grilling until it’s all bubbling and melted.”
  • Cheese. “Try thick slices of provolone or halloumi. These cheese aren’t going to melt into a puddle and fall through the grill — they’ll just get soft and smoky.”
  • Shellfish. “You’ve probably had grilled shrimp. But have you ever tried grilled lobster, clams, or mussels? Here’s how to grill shellfish.”
  • Bonus: “My new obsession is to scrape the filling out of Oreo-type cookies, spread on some chocolate hazelnut butter (like Nutella), add some mini marshmallows, wrap in foil, and grill for the best s’mores ever.”

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