Growing up, I was not a real big fan of veggies until I had some grilled. It was like eating something completely different. As I was raising my children, I started to grill vegetables for them very early on. They loved the crispness of the veggies and the char that came from the grill. I never had a problem from that point getting them to eat vegetables.

If you are constantly trying to get your family to enjoy the goodness of veggies then you may want to try to grill some. Maybe your the Mom or Dad that is hiding carrots or asparagus under noodles and ketchup. I promise that if you follow this simple recipe on grilling veggies, you will have your family begging you to cook them.

First you must blanch you vegetables. This means, place your veggies in some boiling salted water and cook them for about 3 minutes. If you are blanching root vegetables like, carrots, zucchini or squash then you need to blanch them for about 5 minutes. Once blanched, place the vegetables in some ice cold water. This will stop the cooking. Now its time for the grill.

Place your veggies on a sheet pan and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat your grill on high, and place your vegetables on the grill. Brush the vegetables with some melted unsalted butter while cooking. Let them grill for about 10 minutes. Remove the vegetable and drizzle some lemon juice on top, then at the last minute sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese.

Once you place these veggies on your dinner table, you will not believe how fast they will go. There is something about the grill that takes a wimpy thing like a vegetable and makes it more of a meal. The smokey charred flavor added with the natural sweetness of the vegetable is amazing. I know you will have a winner on your hand and a much happier and healthy family.

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Chef Brian

Chef Brian is a trained Chef, and the creator of Herman T’s BBQ Sauce Mix. Professionally trained at the Baltimore Culinary College, Chef Brian has owned and operated several restaurants throughout the Country.

In 1995 Chef studied abroad in Italy and received his master culinary certificate in Italian find dining cuisine. His latest passion is the art of grilling, smoking and anything BBQ.

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