EscalivadaEscalivada originated from Spain, escalivar is a verb and an adjective, connoting the dance of fire-roasting vegetables over hot coals. A delicious alternative to a veggie platter, escalivada can be served on French bread or speared with a fork.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients of Escalivada:

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green Anaheim peppers
  • 1.5 lb. Asparagus
  • 1 lb. large button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Directions for Escalivada:

  1. Light grill.
  2. Stem and slice the bottoms off the tips of the peppers and mushrooms. Remove seeds from peppers.
  3. Place the vegetables directly onto the grill over medium-high heat. Flip and rotate vegetables every 5 minutes. Remove from heat as they blacken, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Cut vegetables into long strips.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and add olive oil. Serve at room temperature.

Source: http://www.mnn.com

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