How To Cook Pumpkin On A Gas Grill
A lot can be done with the Halloween pumpkin other than just Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies. Grilled pumpkin is a delicious snack that ought to be tried. Season a freshly cut piece of pumpkin and cook on a gas grill to turn it into a tasty snack. Pumpkin may take some time to soften on the grill and a marinade or rub would help to keep it juicy and moist. Let us learn how to go about doing it right.
Instructions to Cook Pumpkin
- Cut the pumpkin into wedges and remove the pith and seeds. Peel the skin off using a peeler.
- Further, slice the pumpkin wedges into thinner slices.
- Wash the slices in cool water and pat dry with kitchen towels.
- In a bowl, mix balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
- Coat all pumpkin slices with the marinade well.
- Preheat the grill to medium temperature.
- Add a dollop of butter to the grates.
- Once the butter melts, place the pumpkin pieces on the grill.
- Grill for about 4 to 5 minutes before turning the pieces over.
- Grill the other side also for about 5 minutes.
- Pumpkin is grilled and ready when a fork slides into the flesh easily.
Tips to Cook Pumpkin
- Be careful while handling hot grilled pumpkin pieces since they can ooze hot juice.
- If the middle is hard even after grilling for about 5 minutes on each side, cook for an addition 2 to 3 minutes until pumpkin softens.
- For a variety, try different marinades.
- Pumpkin can be grilled with the skins too.
Cook pumpkin on a gas grill and surprise friends and family with an innovative, healthy snack.