Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week
If you’re firing up your grill, the farmers tailgate markets are packed with great options, including ground beef for burgers, steaks, pork chops, whole chickens, summer squash, eggplant, corn on the cob, and much more.
But don’t stop there! Here are a few less-traditional items you might want to throw on the grill this season.
Grilled okra skewers. Sure, okra is great fried, pickled, or stewed, but grilling it brings it into a whole new light. Even professed okra-haters may succumb to its delights. This preparation couldn’t be easier. Simply thread a skewer through three or four okra pods and drizzle with olive oil. Place on a hot grill until the skin has caramelized, then flip and repeat on the other side. Season with salt and a bit of cayenne pepper, curry powder, or smoked paprika. (Note: Skewering also works well for shishitos or other smaller peppers that may fall through the grates……