Thursday, February 20, 2014

Garlic Snow Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan AND GARLIC - 52 Side Dishes from the Grill

This is an OMG recipe... OH MY GOD is this FANTASTIC!

And simple, all of the ingredients (except some Olive Oil) is in the title.  And such beautiful colors, Green White And Red like the Italian Flag!

To the right you can see the only thing you need out of the ordinary... A frying pan with holes in it (commonly called a grill pan).  The holes are small enough that the veggies do not fall through, yet big enough to all ow the char and grill flavors to get into the the flavor of the dish!

There is nothing like heated tomatoes.  The term bursting with flavor is literal here as the tomatoes will split and ooze sweet juices to flavor the peas.  Tomatoes have a natural sweetness that heating brings out and intensifies.

Unlike anything you can make on a stovetop!  And perfect side dish to serve next to some whipped potatoes and delicious PINEAPPLE JERK Grilled Chicken Thighs (Come back tomorrow for that recipe).

OK... Here;s what I did...

Garlic Snow Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan AND GARLIC

  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, crushed and copped
  • 1 Package (8 Oz.) Snow Peas, trim ends
  • 1 Package (10 Oz.) Cherry Tomatoes, check to be sure stems are removed
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese For garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small sauce pan, heat the Olive Oil over a low flame.
  2. Add the Garlic to the oil and slow heat for about 20 minutes to break the garlic oil into the olive oil. Be careful to not heat to high. Warm is enough
  3. In a large bowl, add the tomatoes and snow peas and coat with the warm garlic oil. Stir to coat completely.
  4. Move out to the grill, spray the grill pan with non-stick spray and set the grill pan directly over the hottest part of the grill
  5. Add the Tomatoes/snow peas and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Just as the tomatoes start to split open, remove from heat and serve. This only take a few minutes, so watch carefully.
  7. Serve HOT and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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