In some instances, you may want to grill vegetables and fruit directly over the heat, using Cooking Grids. Foods that work best with direct heat are relatively soft and require a short cooking time: mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes and skewered fruit such as apricots, peaches, pineapple, strawberries and kiwi fruit. Remember the Grill Lid must remain up when cooking directly.
For very firm vegetables particularly potatoes and yams, we recommend that you partially boil until almost cooked, before placing them on the grill.
Cooking times for foods prepared with the direct method will be much shorter mainly because of the direct heat source and softness of the food. Timing will be comparable to normal pan frying or grilling.