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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Grilling Veggies in a Cast Iron Skillet-Corn with Peppers and Onion

As we're coming into the hottest part of summer this isn't so much a recipe, more of a reminder that cast iron works great on the grill folks! I was making pork chops and had plenty of room for my skillet so I placed it on the grate while my gas grill was heating up. The great thing about this technique is, it helps keep the kitchen cool and you don't need to use extra propane for the side burner.
I added the fat with the veggies so it sauteed. If you want a char on your onions and peppers (and maybe even your fresh corn) add them first to the dry skillet and let sit undisturbed until they begin to color, then stir in the fat and frozen corn if using

Cast Iron Skillet Sauteed Corn with Peppers and Onions on the Grill
2 C corn, either fresh or frozen-I had frozen
1/4 C green/red peppers, diced or sliced, any variety/combo you'd like-I used jalapenos
1/8 C onion, diced or sliced
2-3 tsp fat, either olive/vegetable oil or bacon grease-guess what I used:@)
S&P to taste
  1. Preheat cast iron skillet on grill grate-I added it when I lit the grill.
  2. Add peppers, onion and fat to skillet, saute for a couple minutes.
  3. Add corn and cook until desired doneness.
  4. Remove from heat and add S&P to taste.
Keep cool and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Great idea to use your cast iron skillet on the grill. Have never tried it, but you can be sure I will now.

  2. oh, that just looks awesome! i love the flavor of cast iron anything. :)

  3. I never thought to use my cast iron skillet on the grill. Brilliant!!!! That corn is making me so hungry!

  4. Oh my goodness add a little cornbread and butter and you have a meal fit for a king. sandie

  5. Oh yes this is a great idea and yummy too!!!

  6. This is one tasty side dish, I might even want to put it on a "grilled" wrap! xo

  7. Oh my! I agree with Chatty C, I would add some cornbread..this sounds delicious!

  8. I'm always for keeping the kitchen cool, Lynn. What a great use of your cast iron skillet and your veggies look so colorful and scrumptious. Thanks for ways on keeping cool!

  9. I'd love to try this with fresh looks delish, Lynn!!!

  10. Amen to the cast iron. Joe thinks cast iron is for all manner of cooking :}

  11. Great tip Lynn, I love char on fresh corn! I have my grandmother's cast iron skillet, it needs some TLC and reseasoning! On a totally random note, I have to tell you I had a dream last night that you and your son drove down in his muscle car and we went to Ikea...don't ask me where that came from! :))

  12. Now this looks yummy! Great idea. TY for sharing.
    TTFN ~

  13. I haven't cooked with bacon grease in years, but I can still imagine just how good this would be. I do still put smoked bacon in with fresh green beans and I love that flavor. We did shrimp on the grill this week. I love using it for things that are a little "outside of the burger norm"!

  14. We love this; kind of dish...yummy

  15. ...oh, and, we would RATHER have it cooked using bacon grease but......

  16. What a fresh, summery side dish...thanks so much for sharing with us! This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it's live now!

  17. Fresh corn is 5 for A $1 in my local market --I'll be making this dish this week!

  18. I have my husband's grandmothers cast iron skillet and it's good as new. It will be fun to try your yummy recipe on one of these scorcher days.

  19. I made something very similar recently! It is delicious, I know!


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