Chef Jamie’s Summer Grilled Vegetables with Parmesan & Honey

June 29, 2012

Another great summer grilling recipe from Chef Jamie!

Chef Jamie says: Inspired by the flavors of Sicily, the honey helps caramelize the vegetables and the shavings of cheese add the perfect counterpart of salty, tanginess. Truly delicious!

This recipe makes 4 servings.

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
2 medium yellow squash, sliced lengthwise, 1/4 inch thick
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps thickly sliced
1 fennel bulb, sliced 1/4 inch thick
12 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved from the chunk of cheese using a vegetable peeler or 2 ounces of Parmesan shavings
12 basil leaves, coarsely torn

Preheat the grill to medium-high.
In a small saucepot, combine the honey and the orange juice.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Set aside and keep warm.
In a large mixing bowl combine the vegetables with enough olive oil to lightly coat and season liberally with salt and pepper. Gently toss.
Grill the vegetables until nicely charred but still crisp-tender, turning often. (If using thin asparagus spears, add these to the grill last, as they will cook quickly).
Brush the vegetables with the honey/orange juice mixture and continue to grill for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, brushing the vegetables with the mixture and allowing the honey to caramelize from the heat of the grill.
To serve, arrange the vegetables on a large platter.
Top with shaving of Parmesan cheese and torn basil leaves.


Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.

For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide. Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC.

She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2012