Veggies are a yummy side dish, and they add a great taste to any meal. One simple way you can make them is by cooking up some garlic butter in foil packs next to your steaks on the grill.
Just toss chopped veggies with melted butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a foil. Seal them tight so that all those amazing flavors could cook together alongside your juicy steak.
This is the perfect quick and easy vegetable dish for your smoker! The seasoning brings out so much flavor that pairs wonderfully with a perfectly smoked taste.
Smokey, Juicy, And So Good For You
You can’t beat the taste of grilled vegetables. If you’re looking for a healthy side dish to accompany your summertime barbecue, these are just what you need!
In case you’re cooking a pork shoulder or brisket, the veggies will probably be done and resting long before the meat. If that’s the case, we suggest using this method.
The Ultimate Guide to Making Smoked Vegetables
You can use almost any type of vegetables here. Chop up some carrots and broccoli into small pieces, put in mushrooms, snow peas- any veggie you want!
Go ahead and throw the veggies on a nonstick pan, or on aluminum foil that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Toss them around with olive oil so they’re all coated evenly; sprinkle salt for flavor along with garlic powder to give everything an extra zing before baking at 350 degrees until tender.
When you set up your smoker, set the temperature to 180 degrees and load that baking sheet of vegetables in there. Five minutes are enough for all those yummy flavors to start seeping into them. Then crank up the heat to 400 degrees, just long enough so when they are done cooking after 10-15 minutes, their textures will be firm but not crunchy
If you’re hosting a dinner party, smoked vegetables make an easy and super-tasty addition to the menu! Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Ingredients – The Secret to Great Smoked Vegetables
- 4 carrots
- 1 head broccoli
- 16 oz snow peas
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Chop up your carrots and broccoli into small pieces to mix with the snow peas
- Mix the vegetables with olive oil and some seasoning, then put them in an oven-safe dish
- To reach the perfect smoking temperatures, set up your smoker at 180 degrees
- Put the baking sheet with the veggies in your smoker and let them soak up some delicious smoke for 5 minutes
- Raise the temperature of the smoker to 400F and continue to cook them for 10 to 15 minutes. As a side note, you may start noticing that some of the broccoli tips are starting to lightly brown.
This recipe is a great starting point for veggie lovers who want to try something new. The vegetables used can be adjusted to your taste, so consider this baseline and have fun with it!
Cooked this way the vegetables tend to be a bit crisper. Also, you can cook them in foil packs with butter if you prefer your veggies less firm, or make them softer by cooking them for longer under low heat.
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