Saturday, September 4, 2010

What's the Best Part of Barbecue?

       Now there are many opinions as to what the best part of barbecuing may be. For some it's the social occasion. Others it's the meat. And for still others it's what can be done with spices to obtain a specific flavor. For me the best part of barbecuing is the veggies!

      When I barbecue I insist on barbecuing some vegetables with what ever meat I happen to chose. I cut potatoes and onions into quarter inch slices. I also slice up some carrots. I lightly oil tinfoil with margarine and layer the veggies on the tin foil. A little bit of salt and pepper and then I fold up the tin foil to make a fairly tight seal. Cook over a direct low heat. In about 20 minutes they are done. I turn them slightly every 5 minutes or so so that they don't burn.  You end up with slightly caramelized veggies and do they have taste!

      I guess the combination of vegetable flavors gives the whole serving real zing. For me it's the best part of a barbecue. Try it sometime and let me know what you think.

Labor Day