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Old 05-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #51
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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.
My favourite way to eat broccoli is lightly steamed. That's it; that's all. No butter or anything.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #52
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I do a lot of cooking on my gas grill with the lid closed. Seems like a long handled basket would get in the way of that.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #53
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Broccoli is another one, CW.

You're right, Andy. The long handle does get in the way. You either have to spin it so it is over your other food and within the grill, in which case you will need to use an oven mitt like the other basket... or lower the lid on it. In that case the lid does not completely close and the basket lifts somewhat as it tilts. I haven't found either to be a problem, but I did come close to cutting a notch in my other grill that I had.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:09 PM   #54
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One veggie I want to try Soon is grilled baby tomatoes. Toss in a little oil and into the grill basket and roll ' em around until they start to caramelize and get blisters. Remove before they pop so the juices don't escape.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #55
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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
Never noticed until now how un-sturdy yours looks Pac...
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #56
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I wish they (whoever "they" are) would make a grill basket with an attachable/ removable Sturdy Handle. Insert, give it a Twist and Go.

Not because of any special reason. My oven mitts get singe marks which is not the same as Grill Marks even though they appear similar.

My first grill "basket" was more like a cookie sheet, flat, perforated holes about the size of paper punch holes, with one ridge on the side for grabbing I guess. Maybe 10 X 12 inches. Cute as a button and it fit on the grill fine. Well I knew to be careful about round things rolling off, but who knew cut veggies suddenly found themselves related to jumping beans. The current pan I use is more Wok shaped, perforated holes. I think I would like something with a little flatter bottom that allows a wider heat dispersion and gives more direct and even heat contact. Maybe I need to allow the pan to pre-heat more before adding the veggies. That would be too easy.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #57
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I wish "they" would make a removeable handle, also, Whiska. They do on other things. That would be too perfect.
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Speaking "they" (whoever "they" are), when I was involved in dog rescue, in the early days we could only help the next dog using the donation received from the last dog. We had all the dogs vetted and, even with a generous discount, this usually was about $400. I remember speaking with one applicant who wanted to adopt a Newfoundland about the adoption donation and what it covered and how much it was. Her response was, "oh, I thought they paid for that." I always wondered who she thought "they" were? That particular dog involved a roundtrip to Montreal (on a very hot and humid day in July), treatment for a bladder infection, complications following her spay, and a few other things. I was out-of-pocket about $200 on top of the money we had available for her. I realized that I was "they." Needless to say, she didn't get approved to adopt the dog...
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Steamed broc is great with either nutritional yeast sprinkled on top OR a drizzle of umeboshi vinegar. I love umeboshi vinegar...
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