Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cooking Out

As autumn creeps up on us, we're inclined to use our outdoor grill more often, as though we're trying to prolong the cookout-filled days of summer. The other day we picked up some random veggies (and fruit!) and stuck them on the grill along with some veggie burgers.

Here's one tray, ready to go.

I'd never tried radicchio before. Raw, I'm sure it would've been far too bitter for my liking. But once it was grilled and drizzled with agave syrup, it tasted pleasantly sweet and smoky.

I did NOT care for the grilled pineapple. Maybe I should've cut it into thin rings instead of the chunky pieces you see above. I don't think it fully caramelized, or something. It just tasted like burnt pineapple.

We also had some summer squash, red pepper, and onions which, after being grilled, went on top of a pre-baked pizza crust with pesto. Mmm, I could eat this all the time.

Next time we cook out, I need to remember to get some eggplant. I love baba ganoush, but mine never has the smoky flavor that I love in restaurants. What's your favorite veggie to stick on the grill?


  1. grilling eggplant is great! my fav. thing on the grill is either tofu or artichokes. have you tried grilling pizza? we tried once but failed miserably, we need to get a pizza stone and then try again. (:

  2. I love the idea of grilling the raddichio! It all looks so colorful and delicious.

  3. Its always too cold here to eat BBQ/grill food, but if I had to choose it would just have to be corn on the cob.

    I've only eaten raddichio once and it was so bitter, never tried it cooked. Now that you have recommended it, I will have a go someday.

  4. that pizza is "raddichio" lol! WOW GIRL! that really looks wonderful- super colorful and packed with flavor!!! <3