August 13, 2016

Grilled Veggies & Shaved Piave

This is one of my favorite go-to dishes for entertaining in the summer! 
I feel it adds a feminine touch to a manly bbq;
 strong enough to fly solo, and/or a nice companion to any protein you choose to grill.

Feel free to add or subtract any vegetables you like & don't feel like you need the shaved cheese...
I just think everything is better with a little cheese;
Have fun with it! 

This should be a stress-free venture.

 (if you can call it that!)

- Veggies, sliced large for grilling (although chopping them smaller after they have been grilled is a nice, eater friendly option); 
I try to get a variety of colors and textures to make an interesting dish. 
My usuals are Portobello mushrooms, red & orange bell peppers, red onions, jersey sweet corn, zucchini & asparagus...

-Vegetable Oil/Balsamic Vinegar/Salt and Pepper for basting

-A mixture of chopped herbs (thyme, rosemary & tarragon are my favorite, but use what you have available)

-Optional: truffle oil, shaved hard cheese such as Piave/Provolone/Parmesan etc.

Simply baste the veggies and grill on medium with the lid open until tender and marked. Cut to desired size. Season with herbs, salt and pepper. Arrange on a large platter for serving.

*Note: This also makes a great pasta salad; 
just cut the veggies into small pieces, add favorite noodles of choice, and make a vinaigrette using olive oil/balsamic vinegar/chopped herbs and salt and pepper. 
Toss to coat and serve at room temperature.


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