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Aug 3, 2009 04:37 AM

Vegetarian Options for Grilling

Now that we have figured out chicken, burgers, and shrimp on our very neat grill (at least imho), I am wondering about vegetarian options. We've done the vegetable skewer thing, corn and potatoes but what about more main dish options? Pretty much open to anything, including fish but really want to step back from the meat and poultry.



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  1. Well, as a vegetarian I do consider a vegetable skewer, with a grain, to be a main dish and I always appreciate a well done (lots of variety) veg kabob. A couple of other ideas:
    If you're doing burgers/brats/dogs, grill some portobello caps for the veg*ns.
    Grilled pizzas are wonderful.

    I know lots of folks who love grilled fish, so obviously that's a good choice for many. Fish is not vegetarian though, so it would not be a good option for your veghead friends.

    1. a hard cheese such as Haloumi could be grilled. maybe paneer as well but i haven't tried that. portabello mushrooms. my favs are (buttery) fish, mussels or clams en papillote. or whole fish, say mackerel, but then not en papillote.

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      1. re: Pata_Negra

        I took a class a few months ago on Indian style vegetarian grills. We did paneer in a minty sauce. It worked out very well. We also did baby potatoes in a tandoori marinade. The marinade hardened into a crispy flavor coating around the potatoes. It was great. We also did mushrooms and some other things.

        1. re: luckyfatima

          lucyfatima how did you do the potatoes? Sound so delicious!

      2. Grilled polenta. Good topped with all sorts of things. We often do grilled veggies, not usually skewered. Eggplant slices and squash slices. Love grilled baby bok choy and I like grilled tofu. Second pizza and quesodillas sandwiches. Another good category are things made in a pan that benefit from the grill flavor like paella...

        I'm not a vegetarian, but i do like just about everything grilled!

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        1. re: jsaimd

          I forgot about polenta! That is wonderful grilled.

          I also like grilled romaine for a salad.

        2. Grilled tofu and veggie kabobs are great. You have many options for marinating. Grilled portabellos are also delicious.

          1. I love grilled zuchini and eggplant with some balsamic reduction over the top, mmmm