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Old 05-05-2014, 12:24 PM   #41
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I've had the whole new world opened, but sometimes I simply steam my veggies. I love the taste of steamed asparagus with nothing on it, not even a pinch of salt or melted butter. Green beans I need a little something, but not asparagus.
For green beans I need those little skinny ones cooked with bacon & onion, in chicken broth.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:27 PM   #42
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Kayelle, you stirred my attention. While I was out getting my two gas bottles filled, I stopped to look at veggie baskets for my grill. I'll have to plan a roasted veggie dish or two.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:35 PM   #43
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Kayelle, you stirred my attention. While I was out getting my two gas bottles filled, I stopped to look at veggie baskets for my grill. I'll have to plan a roasted veggie dish or two.
Woo Hoo Andy. You'll be glad to have one. I hope it's nice and sturdy like the one in my picture. I've used it for over 10 years and it's still going strong.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:41 PM   #44
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Yup, this is without a doubt the best way with asparagus! Those cold leftovers are wonderful on top of a dinner green salad the next day if they don't all disappear before then.

I also did some pickled asparagus a while back.

Save a few of those leftover stalks for this!

I'll have a couple slices of bacon on mine please!

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #45
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Woo Hoo Andy. You'll be glad to have one. I hope it's nice and sturdy like the one in my picture. I've used it for over 10 years and it's still going strong.
Weber makes a stainless steel one for $20. I need to shop some more.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:01 PM   #46
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Woo Hoo Andy. You'll be glad to have one. I hope it's nice and sturdy like the one in my picture. I've used it for over 10 years and it's still going strong.
I hope it's a nice sturdy one like in MY picture
I decided on mine because it is mesh and not perforated, so more veggie is exposed. And because of the handle. It makes it nice for flipping and shaking the veggies when the marinade drips onto the flames
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The thing I don't like about grill baskets is the lack of contact with the grates. The basket never allows grill marks. For vegis like asparagus I prefer making "rafts" using skewers. You can use this method for sliced summer squash and eggplant etc. For vegis like onions and fennel, I like to slice them while whole and use tooth pics to hold the sections together.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #48
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I hope it's a nice sturdy one like in MY picture
I decided on mine because it is mesh and not perforated, so more veggie is exposed. And because of the handle. It makes it nice for flipping and shaking the veggies when the marinade drips onto the flames
I saw mesh ones at the store also and thought that would be better. It was a three-pack of different shapes.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #49
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This is mine.......Grilled Marinated Veggies.

I could eat them every day, and they are wonderful cold with your lunch.

You'll need a large sturdy grilling basket. You can find them at any home goods store like Target, etc. They are wonderful, so get one.
That's exactly what I do.
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I use both the mesh and perforated baskets. They both work well for me. I like the long handle on the mesh though, makes shaking the basket easier.

As for grill marks, I do larger slices of vegis (less tedious) directly on the grate. And I do like grill marks. :)
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