Grilling tip: Double-skewering the okra makes it easy to turn the pieces on the grill and keeps them from falling through the grates.
Cantaloupe subsitutions: You can substitute any in-season fruit for the cantaloupe: firm ripe pears, peaches or apricots. You may need to chop and skewer them before grilling.
How to pick melons:
- The melon should be free of dents and feel heavy for its size.
- The cantaloupe rind should be firm but yield a little to the touch.
- The melon should smell slightly sweet.
Ryan’s favourite jarred peppers: