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Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Dirk @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm

So I learn that one of our guests this weekend is vegetarian.

I had thought we may have a BBQ given the weather, but have never done any BBQing for veggies.

Anyone got any decent suggestions?

Does TOFU bbq well? Badly?
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by DI Burnside @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:44 pm

There is a vegetarian option.....
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:51 pm

I assume a proper vegetarian so fish is out.

In that case, halloumi...and some decent salads, potato, pasta etc. Corn on the cob, grilled vegetables (courgette, aubergine etc.) could do halloumi and vegetable kebabs with onions and peppers. I'm hungry.

I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Dirk @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:03 pm

Yes, proper veggie, but not vegan.

I remember veggie sausages not BBQing well at cricket club when we used to have one. And already have tp battle with gluten free sausages similarly

Halloumi on a BBQ? Interesting
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:25 pm

Pizza with pineapple.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by S1K @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Aubergine barbeques pretty well, along with sweet potato, peppers and mushrooms. You could make up some skewers with grillable vegetables and halloumi.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:24 pm

Definitely halloumi. Pineapple steeped in sugar syrup and sliced red chilli is fantastic with a decent vanilla ice cream.

Corn on the cob slathered in butter and wrapped in foil.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:27 pm

Tofu would probably be ok but press in between a couple of weighted chopping boards for 10 minutes first to firm it up and lose some of the water. You’d need to flavour it too though. Braised little gems in an orange zest and soy marinade would go well with the halloumi, bung some roasted pine nuts over the top. Mungry now.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:29 pm

A stale cheese sandwich and they should think themselves lucky!
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by deev @ Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:49 pm

No fat dripping onto the coals and it's a pointless exercise. Might as well grill it.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:15 am

Portobello mushrooms instead of burgers, BBQ'd with some crushed garlic and a light goats cheese are the fcuking bomb.

Lentil burgers, spicy black bean burgers or koftas

Grilled halloumi & jalapeno kebabs

3 bean chili non-carne

Lions Mane mushroom kebabs
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:22 am

manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.


>makes very skeptical face<
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:49 am

Deuteronomy wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.


>makes very skeptical face<

Please try it as described. Please.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:13 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.


>makes very skeptical face<

Please try it as described. Please.


Tokes I think you've described my vision of hell.


There is meat on this planet made especially so we don't have to eat that stuff.
Also. Mo Dutta may be an olympic champion be he eats it and frankly he doesn't look well.

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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:24 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.


I dated a vegetarian for 9 years and so tried most of those things. The only thing I could get on with was Quorn mince when used in chili con carne. It was absolutely horrid in Bolognese or shepherd's pie, but I guess there is enough flavor in the chili to make up for the lack of flavour in the mince.

Oh, and the occasional Quorn mini scotch egg.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:24 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.

I miss C2.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:36 am

A halloumi burger is excellent BBQ fodder. In a bun with humus spread on one bun, taztziki on the other. Griddled red pepper, courgette and falafel layers.

If I was ever a veggie I’d be embarrassed to eat veggie sausages/burgers. Stop pretending to be meat. Embrace being a vegetable.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Dirk @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 pm

SO if I made a halloumi kebab with peppers etc and my favourite marinade, that would work OK on the BBQ? And be better than using Tofu similarly?

Thanks for suggestions btw
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm

Dirk wrote:SO if I made a halloumi kebab with peppers etc and my favourite marinade, that would work OK on the BBQ? And be better than using Tofu similarly?

Thanks for suggestions btw

Halloumi copes with the direct heat better than tofu, unless as was suggested you compress it to get more of the moisture out & firm it up. Halloumi tastes better as is, tofu will need to be sexed up.


Big Portobello's instead of burgers is the easiest thing ever.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Baby Huey @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Our local Turkish restaurant do a Halloumi and Falafel Kebab with Hoummus.

Not tried it, obviously.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:57 pm

thekungfury wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:I think most vegetarian burgers and sausages are best oven cooked. And when I say best, that doesn't mean they are very good.

Have you tried a Quorn burger? In a brioche bun with a dollop of burger sauce and a slice of leerdammer on top, it's one of the best things going.

I miss C2.

I took a bite of the kids’ one evening thinking it was a chicken burger and genuinely said ‘you can’t beat real chicken’ as I knew my wife had bought some quorn before. True story.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Bodhi @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:38 pm

deev wrote:No fat dripping onto the coals and it's a pointless exercise. Might as well grill it.


That's not how a barbecue works.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by deev @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm

Bodhi wrote:
deev wrote:No fat dripping onto the coals and it's a pointless exercise. Might as well grill it.


That's not how a barbecue works.

I'm all ears.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Baby Huey @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:50 pm

Vegan enviro Nazi?

You could say you've cancelled the BBQ because you didn't want to pump anymore C02 into the atmosphere.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I took a bite of the kids’ one evening thinking it was a chicken burger and genuinely said ‘you can’t beat real chicken’ as I knew my wife had bought some quorn before. True story.

That must have hurt.
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Re: Vegetarian BBQ

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:53 pm

THe other other white meat.
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