New Product: Iron Roasting Basket

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It all started a few years ago. My garden was giving me all this wonderful produce and I wanted an easy, efficient way to make the rajas, roasted salsa and grilled eggplant that we loved. There were also those times when all I wanted was to roast a tomato or two without having to trek outside and fire up the grill. Just like my apron line, I designed this iron roasting basket out of necessity— thanks mom for teaching us the independence to solve our own problems.

My first iron-roasting basket was created a couple years back and it’s a kitchen workhorse. It sits right on top of your gas stovetop and roasts produce beautifully and easily, elevating your vegetables with an amazing flame-roasted flavor. It also makes it easy to roast smaller items like cherry tomatoes, serranos and jalapeños. Use it on your gas grill to roast up some veggies while you cook a steak or pack it up for your next camping adventure.

roasted vegetables

Partnering with local iron artisans, I’m thrilled to offer a limited run of these iron roasting baskets, offered first to my faithful Eat Drink Garden readers. These heavy, hand-forged iron baskets are crafted locally in Santa Barbara and each piece is one of a kind. Made to roast a variety of fresh produce, including peppers, tomatoes, onions, tomatillos, corn, eggplant, garlic and more. Flame-roasting chars the skin of the produce creating an intensely aromatic smoke flavor like no other.

We are running a special for free shipping, which is good for you- because these suckers are heavy! Included with each iron basket order are care instructions and recipe cards. I’ll also be sharing some more of favorite recipes that put the grill to good use here on the blog in the weeks ahead. I hope this piece finds a special place in your kitchen, too.

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17 thoughts on “New Product: Iron Roasting Basket”

wow – this is an awesome grill accessory, would love to see more products from this company? I’m betting the handle gets hot, I’m interested and going to see if I can make a purchase

Lovely-looking tool, Valerie. But one question: when roasting tomatoes or even pricked eggplants, do their juices run out onto the stove burners? I tried roasting eggplant and peppers once just over the burner grates and the clean-up afterwards was a bear.

Hi Angela,
It hasn’t been a problem for me. Most of the juices that come from the produce evaporate before it even touches the burner, but I don’t prick my eggplant before roasting. Call me crazy! Hope this helps.

Hi Jennifer!
The handle isn’t over the flame so it doesn’t get too hot. If I put it over direct heat — like on the BBQ or fire pit, I use an oven mitt. Glad you like it, it’s a super tool for someone who loves to roast garden produce.

I would love to have one of these~and would hope my husband would do the frilling
and eat more veggies.

I did sweet peppers on top of my burner tonight~big mistake!
Now on to cleaning my whole stove top~sure would love to win
the awesome grill topper:-)

Could you do other things like fish on this awesome grill topper?
I am anxious to see some of your recipes:-)
Fingers crossed;-)

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