These BBQ Wok vegetables are so wonderfully flavorful, you are going to want to serve them every time you heat up the grill!
Have you ever heard of a BBQ wok? I remember when I first got mine, I was a little skeptical about using it. But after the first couple of times I used it to grill vegetables, I was hooked!
The results of cooking veggies on the grill this way are nothing short of amazing! The best part? The grill and the wok actually do all the work for you. All you need to do is add a little oil and whatever herbs and spices that you want.
I love serving up grilled veggies as a side dish when I cook on the grill. One thing that I have found is that some vegetables don’t necessarily lend themselves to grilling due to their size or shape. But if you use a BBQ wok, you can have all your veggies cut into bite-sized pieces before you put them on the grill. It’s great!!
What is a grilling wok?
A BBQ wok or a grilling wok is a wok-shaped metal pan with holes throughout. The wok is designed so that the holes are small enough that the pieces of vegetables do not fall through. Yet they are large enough that the heat and flames from the BBQ can char the veggies. It really is quite genius!
What Goes Into Our BBQ Wok Veggies
- Red pepper
- Green pepper
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
How to grill your vegetables with your BBq wok
Start by cutting all your vegetables into large bite-sized pieces. The BBQ wok will hold all your diced vegetables without letting them fall through the grill grates. This allows you to dice all the veggies before putting them on the grill. They cook faster and more evenly than on the BBQ grill grate, and they will hold more of the seasonings too!
The great thing about cooking with this steel wok is that you can choose which vegetables you want to grill. The sky’s the limit. From bell peppers to zucchini, from mushrooms to onions. You can use any of your favorite vegetables to stir fry in your BBQ wok.
Once you have your vegetables chopped, place them in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the herbs, spices, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper over the chopped vegetables. Then pour the olive oil into the bowl. You could use canola oil if you prefer. Toss the bowl to coat all the vegetables with oil and herbs and spices.
Preheat your grill to medium. It doesn’t matter if you are using a gas grill or charcoal; either one will work just fine. Pour the vegetables into your BBQ wok, and place them on the grill, then close the lid.
You need to make sure that the vegetables have a chance to char on the bottom. Leave them for at least 5 minutes, and then with a large spoon, give them a stir in the wok and then leave them again. Repeat for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your desired doneness.
A word of Caution!
Be careful, and I can’t emphasize this enough! The wok and the wok handle will be VERY HOT! Do not touch any part of it with your bare hands. You will get burnt. Make sure you use a good quality oven mitt or other heat-resistant gloves when handling the hot wok.
What’s so special about a wok?
The wok is popular in Chinese and Asian cooking because the food cooks relatively quickly. You also cook the whole dish at one time, which is nice. This recipe is really just a guideline for using your BBQ wok.
You can add virtually any vegetable you like into the mix and any type of herbs and spices. If you want to spice up your dish, for example, you could add a little cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to your veggies.
HOw to serve BBQ wok vegetables
You can serve your BBQ wok vegetables as a side dish with a grilled steak or roast beef. Usually, once or twice a week, we will just have a vegetarian meal here at home. These cooked veggies would pair nicely with a grilled lettuce salad or lentil dish. You could even add them on top of your favorite flatbread and create a vegetarian pizza!
These BBQ wok veggies would be wonderful as part of a feast with ham, mashed, and/or scalloped potatoes. That sounds to me like the perfect Sunday dinner for the family!
Don’t you just want to reach out and take a bite of those delicious veggies? Yummy!
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- ½ large red pepper, large diced
- ½ large green pepper, large diced
- ½ onion, sliced into large slices
- ½ lbs asparagus, cut into large pieces
- ½ lbs mushrooms, halved or quartered
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary, crushed
- 1 tsp tarragon
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill to medium-hot and place your BBQ wok on the grill to heat.
- Place all the chopped vegetables, herbs, garlic powder, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper in a large bowl.
- Pour the olive oil over the vegetables and toss to coat.
- Pour the vegetables into the heated BBQ wok and close the lid.
- Allow the vegetables to cook on the grill for 5 minutes, then either toss them or stir them with a large spoon. (BE CAREFUL, the wok handle will be VERY HOT, use heat resistant gloves when handling the wok on the grill).
- Cook the vegetables for approximately 15 minutes or until softened. Don’t toss or stir them too often. You want them to have nice char marks when you serve them.
- Serve them hot as a side dish or part of a vegetarian meal.
BE CAREFUL, the wok and wok handle will be VERY HOT, use heat-resistant gloves when handling the wok after it has been on the grill. You will be badly burned if you use your bare hand!
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Fox Run Non-Stick Stir Fry Wok/Steamer, 17.5 x 11 x 4.5 inches, Black,5459
Homemaxs BBQ Gloves 1472℉ Extreme Heat Resistant Grill Gloves, Food Grade Kitchen Oven Mitts, Silicone Non-Slip Cooking Gloves
John Boos Block Chop-N-Slice Maple Wood Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Board, 20 Inches x 15 Inches x 1.25 Inches
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
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