Friday, May 7, 2010

Grilled Vegetable Marinades

Grilled Vegetables are colorful, healthy, and delicious. They are easy to make and are the perfect accompaniment to any main protein source. You can grill almost any vegetable. At Elegant Affairs we typically assemble a display of Asparagus, Carrots, Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers, Portabella Mushrooms, Onions, and Tomatoes. Once grilled you can serve them as an appetizer with sliced bread if not with the main course.. The secret to fabulous grilled veggies is the marinade. Typically, the average host with use a combination of balsamic vinegar, oil , and herbs. Let me inspire you to think out of the box and try these unique marinades. You and your guests will be thrilled!!!!!

Spicy Orange & Cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Brown Sugar & Bourbon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Lemon & Garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Maple & Wasabi
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon wasabi

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