It’s time to bring out your grill, open up the cabins, and get back to spending as much time outside as possible. On Saturday, May 21st, Morgan shared these tips live with the team at CBS’ WCCO Channel 4.
Grilling Vegetables: A favorite around our house. Our Grill Basket lives on the counter all summer because we put it into action almost every night.
Tip: We skip the skewers and toss all the veggies in to the Grill Basket at once. The secret to making sure they all cook evenly is cutting the veggies in relation to their density based on the medley of your choice.
For example, if you’re doing potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, and onions. I’d cut the mushrooms and zucchini largest, then onions, and potatoes the smallest. That way they will all finish cooking at the same time.
We have a cheat sheet chart (click to enlarge), but every medley is different so you modify your chopping sizes depending on the combo you choose.
Tip: A little oil goes a long way, the clay grill basket helps to spread the heat out (unlike a metal version that conducts heat and is known for burning or overcooking).
We use a cookie sheet to carry the Grill Basket from the kitchen to the grill to catch any drips. The added bonus is that the cookie sheet also has room for hot pad, tongs, and a cup of wine.
- Don’t stir or turn too often, vegetables can be a little delicate, so stirring at the halfway mark will keep them from getting mushy.
- Make extras. The grilled veggies are great added to cold pasta salads or with eggs for Sunday morning hash.
Looking for other ways to cook outside this season?
- Cook your pizza outside. No one wants to heat up their kitchen, take your favorite easy weeknight meal outside. The Flameware Pizza Stone on the grill takes only about 8-minutes compared to 15 minutes in the oven. That’s because there is less air around the stone. You’re essentially creating a brick pizza oven in your grill.
- Cook your fish on a Flameware Tray: Last fall we worked with local anglers to develop a new fish grilling tray. They strongly recommended that the piece be designed to keep the juices in to not dry out the fish. We like that it is narrow and can leave room for a Grill Basket next to it.
Want to see Clay Coyote featured on more WCCO segments? Watch:
- Clay Coyote Shares Recipes On Small Business Saturday [WCCO-CBS, November 2021]
- Pottery Studio In Hutchinson Nationally Recognized For COVID Comeback Story [WCCO-CBS, September 2021]
- Cooking with WCCO: Summer Stir Fry in a Grill Basket [WCCO-CBS, July 2021]
- WCCO Features New Flameware Pizza Stone LIVE [WCCO-CBS, October 2020]
- Cooking with ‘CCO: Winter Stews in a Flameware Tagine [WCCO-CBS, December 2019]
- Skillet Apple Crisp, Stone Fruit Shortcake [WCCO-CBS, September 2019]
- Grilling with Pottery [WCCO-CBS, July 2019]
- Goin’ To The Lake: Clay Coyote Pottery Studio [WCCO-CBS, August 2017]