Friday, August 13, 2010

Method: Grilling Beyond Burgers

We are a mostly vegetarian household, and when we grill it is so easy to fall into the veggie burger rut. Or grilled corn. Or portobello mushrooms. Likewise, it is difficult for folks throwing a little party to know what the heck to feed those pesky herbivores. Well, I have a tasty solution for you!
Lately, we've been loving grilled Cauliflower Steaks. Uh? Yes, Cauliflower Steaks. Just slice the entire cauliflower into hefty 1" slabs. You can marinate them in a variety of sauces + herbs or just stick with olive oil, salt + pepper. Anyway you go, it's delicious. We like a combo of olive oil, Worcestershire sauce + pepper. Just brush it on both sides and let sit for about 15 minutes. Place on a medium heat grill, and cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes. You want them to hold their shape, so don't let them get too soft! BBQ sauce, tamari and hoisin sauce are also delightful.

Another good choice is an updated favorite: the portobello. I like to stuff grilled mushrooms with an almond butter, tamari, sesame oil + sriracha mixture. Add a few red peppers + green onions...delish! This is also one of my most popular vegan entrees for catering.

Mix it up a little for the remainder of our grilling season, and try your own combos. Do you have a favorite veggie grill dish?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what a great idea! I'm definitely stuck on portobellos and bean burgers when it comes to vegetarian grill options, so cauliflower is something to try. 8-)