If you’re trying to put a plant-based twist on your BBQ parties this season, grilled eggplant is one of the tasty veggies that you should add to the mix. No vegan barbeque is complete without it and these useful tips will help you grill it to perfection.
The type of eggplant you choose can make or break your grilling adventure. Go for younger, smooth-skinned eggplant whenever possible because they’ll be tender and flavorful when grilled. Older and larger varieties are best peeled off so they wouldn’t taste too bitter after being grilled.
If you’re used to grilling zucchini, you’ll know how to prep your eggplant because they’re pretty much the same in that regard. Cut it lengthwise into thick slices, and let it sit for about 30 minutes after salting it. Once you squeeze excess water, make sure to marinate and season your eggplant with spices of your choosing.
The excess marinade can make the grilling process unbearable, so make sure to shake it off beforehand. Don’t let your eggplant overlap on the grill because they won’t cook evenly otherwise. Check them occasionally and flip them to the other side once they develop prominent grill marks.