Episode 304: Killer Barbecue-Hold the Meat

Grilled Vegetables topped with Rougette Bonfire Grilling Cheese

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Grilled Vegetables topped with Rougette Bonfire Grilling Cheese


  • 4 4-ounce portions grilling cheese, such as Rougette Bonfire Grilling Cheese

For the potatoes:

  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds small fingerling potatoes, preferably a variety of
  • 1 bunch fresh sage leaves
  • 1 pound cremini or small button mushrooms
  • 1 pound broccolini
  • 1 cup cornichon pickles
  • 1 cup pickled onions

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dried oregano or basil
  • Hot red pepper flakes

You’ll also need:

  • bamboo skewers; aluminum foil

Recipe Steps

1: Unwrap the cheeses and let them warm to room temperature.

2: Skewer the potatoes lengthwise on bamboo skewers, placing a sage leaf between each piece. (If the potatoes are large, cut them into 1-inch chunks.) Wrap the exposed ends of the skewers with aluminum foil to prevent them from scorching.

3: Skewer the mushrooms, placing a sage leaf between each.

4: Skewer the cornichons crosswise on bamboo skewers. Skewer the pickled onions.

5: Trim the broccolini.

6: Brush the vegetable skewers on all sides with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt, pepper, oregano or basil, and hot red pepper flakes.

7: Meanwhile, set up the grill for direct grilling and heat one side to medium-high and the other side to high. Brush or scrape the grill grate clean and oil it well.

8: Arrange the potato skewers on the grate and grill over medium-high heat until the spuds are golden and tender (test with a toothpick), 4 to 5 minutes per side, 16 to 20 minutes in all.

9: Meanwhile place the mushroom, cornichon, and pickled onion kebabs along with the broccolini over high heat and grill until sizzling and browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side, 6 to 10 minutes in all, or as needed. Transfer all the vegetables to a platter and keep warm.

10: Arrange the grilling cheeses in their foil containers on the grate over the hot side of the grill and grill until bubbling and browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

11: To serve, place a grilling cheese on each of 4 plates. Have each guest take a skewer of potatoes, mushrooms, broccolini, pickles, and onions. Spread the cheese over the veggies and enjoy! A crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, would be just what the doctor ordered!

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