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trying to decide what to grill for some vegetarians .... anybody have a favorite marinade for tofu? and technique for preparing the tofu? .... buy firm tofu and weigh it down to squeeze out excess moisture before marinating or something like that?
grilled vegetables(especially asparagus) are always a good thing.......more ideas?

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    Try this recipe from Eating Well for grilled tofu and vegetable kebabs. I've made it two or three times. It's really easy and tasty, and you can substitute any vegetables you like that you think will work.

    Link: http://www.eatingwell.com/articles_re...

    1. Even though I'm a card-carrying carnivore, I still love grilled vegetable sandwiches--eggplant, red bell pepper, and zucchini w/ melted cheese (mozz or monterey jack) and fresh basil leaves on ciabatta bread. It's a treat when you can toast the bread w/ a little EVOO on the grill! I might even choose that over a hamburger!

      1. Portobello mushrooms grill up beautifully (I like them finished with balsamic vinegar) and have a firm texture (often described as "meaty") that also makes them a good base for veg sandwiches.

        1. I made some fabulous grilled artichokes last night (to go with grilled chicken, but I digress). They were large - steamed whole until tender, then cut in half lengthwise. Scooped out the furry stuff, brushed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and grilled on both sides until charred. They don't even need a dip this way.

          1. Try tempeh. It's firmer and has more texture and I think stands up better to barbecue-type treatment. I have never been able to get tofu to really soak up marinade. I've tried freezing, squeezing, baking for a very long time, etc.

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              Jane Hathaway

              I don't know how much time you want to spend on this, but grilled pizza is wonderful and would probably be enjoyed by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. I do this pretty often. That being said, Carb Lover's sandwich idea sounds like absolute heaven and I'll probably be doing that instead from now on.

              1. Whatever you grill, please throw some eggplants on the hot ashes towards the end and make yourself some bharta or baba ganuj.

                This is always my favorite part of the vegetarian barbecue.

                1. I like veggie kabobs -- get some skewers, and skew some button or crimini mushrooms, those tiny onions that are usually sold in mesh bags, pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, pieces of zucchini, etc. Brush with a little olive oil, grill 5 to 10 minutes on each side. Yum.