GRILLED VEGETABLES   
  Ingredients :
    Sauce:
    cup butter, cubed
    cup white onion, finely chopped
    1/3 cup olive oil
    4 tablespoons mustard
    2 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry thyme
    tablespoon lemon rind
    Salt
    Pepper

    Vegetables:
    3 fresh tender corns, cut in half crosswise
    1 large eggplant, sliced crosswise
    2 medium size onions, cut in rounds or in wedges
    2 medium size red peppers, seeded, cut in strips
    2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
    12 asparagus, trimmed
    1 large carrot, peeled and sliced crosswise
    Parsley sprigs
    Salt
    Pepper

  Preparation:
Sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a medium size saucepan. Heat, stirring, until butter melts and sauce is well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Cool. Reheat before using.

Vegetables:
Arrange corn, eggplant slices and onions on a large baking sheet. Arrange peppers, zucchini, asparagus and carrots on another baking sheet. Separate of sauce and reserve it in a bowl. Brush vegetables, on both sides, with remaining sauce.

Grill corn, eggplant and onion at medium heat until tender. Turn and brush occasionally with the sauce. Transfer vegetables to a platter as they are cooked. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Grill peppers, zucchini, asparagus and carrot, basting frequently until tender. Transfer to the same platter. Season with salt and pepper.

Decorate with parsley sprigs.
Heat reserved sauce and serve with vegetables.
 
        6 servings
       
 
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