Burgers, hot dogs for us -- what to grill for vegetarians?
- Sarah Aug 6, 2009 08:49 PM
Would like to do something more than the salad and cole slaw thing. Any ideas for what I can grill for them? Simple, please! Are those Boca things really edible? Thanks!
bagelman's suggestions below sound fantastic too - both for the meat eater and non.
You may ask your guests how they feel about Bocas and Morning Star items as they may love them. I've never tried them because, well, I eat meat. I've heard both good and bad from those who have. Also, there are some out there who may not appreciate portabellos, or as I call them, "the meat of the fungi world".... but they do fit on a bun nicely!
Hubert Keller makes a veg burger at Burger Bar that I've heard is so good it can satisfy carnivores. I saw him make it on Secrets of a Chef, but may not fit the "simple" part of your plan.
Large spanish onions cut in half.
Beefsteak tomatoes nsliced in 1" slices,
Morning Star Farms Phony sausages
slices of corn bread or polenta
Both my neices are vegetarian and these are common BBQ items we serve them
Marinated tofu, and veggie skewers
Here is a recipe for marinated grilled tofu from my Candle Cafe cookbook (it is a vegan cookbook from a restaurant in New York)
1/2 c Shoyu or Tamari soy sauce
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 LBS Firm tofu
1. Combine the Shoyu or tamari soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake the ingredients together until well combined. Let the marinade stand for at least 2 hours. Any unused marinade will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
2. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill, or preheat the oven 400F
3. Press any excess liquid from tofu. Cut each block lengthwise into 3 pieces, then cut in half crosswise to make 6 pieces. Brush all sides of the tofu slices with marinade.
4. Grill the tofu slices over medium-hot coals for 5 minutes on each side. If you are baking the tofu, place the tofu slices on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the slices over and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Personally the boca style hamburgers that I have tried are disgusting, but there may be a good brand that we didn't try. We did have some pretty good vegan sausage that I added fresh sage to, but that won't work for what you are doing. I hope this helps. =)
Okay, so here are some more recipes I found online: =)
Hope these help! =)
Sunshine burgers (but do them first so they don't get contaminated...) We like Southwest ones best!