Vegetarian Barbecue Techniques
No its not Meat!
Think of the coal stroked fires and the metal grill in the backyard and you can almost smell that grilled chicken. Mere thought of it makes your mouth water. But wait a minute, what if you are a vegetarian?!!!
Does that mean that you need to stick to your sweet corn on the cob at a barbecue and taste the salad? No! there's a whole lot of vegetarian barbecue that you can get onto that grill for yourself. Here's a sampling of these vegetarian treats.
Hosting a Barbecue for Vegetarians
If the mere thought of calling vegetarians to your back yard barbecue has you running for your cookbook...relax. Here are 6 easy to handle veggie barbecue treats that you can serve them.
Make a burger out of boiled potatoes,peas and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Mash up well and make patties to grill.
You can serve the veggie burgers in a bun with onion slices, tomato slices and lettuce leaf. Or you can just serve them up with vegetables in white sauce or with glazed vegetables just as shown here.
The vegetarian kebabs are easily made on a barbecue skewer. Add all the vegetables to a marinade of your choice and keep for a couple of hours.
Then skewer them on to a satay stick, wooden one, which can be served on the plate directly. Have a chutney to go with the veggie kebab.
Corn on the Cob
There can be nothing simpler than grilled corn on the cob. Serve with a pat of butter and some salt and pepper. You can even have some dried herbs handy to add to them.
While grilling the corn make sure that the pieces get even heat and do not get charred. Burnt corn is inedible. Believe me, I speak from experience.
You may want to grill corn at a higher heat than the veggie burgers or statay sticks for them to cook faster. Or you may use the same heat and leave them on longer.
Stuffed Green Bell Peppers
This makes an interesting veggie treat. Cut off the tops of the green bell peppers and glaze them with cooking oil. Now add the stuffing and place on the grill.
For the stuffing you can use brown rice, and cheese. Add any sauces you would like to the stuffing and any finely chopped vegetables you like as well.
The stuffing can even be any thing else that you fancy. You can even use the yellow or red bell peppers to add a dash of color to the dish.
The easiest way to grill potatoes would be to wash them, wrap them in some aluminium foil and toss the packets onto the grill. Open when done and add butter, sour cream and seasoning.
Another way to barbecue potatoes would be to dip them in mint chutney and marinate for half an hour. After that you can skewer the sliced potatoes onto a stick and place them on the grill till done.
Slice the pineapples and add cinnamon and sugar. Now add the slices to aluminium foil and wrap into a neat package. Place on the grill for a minute or two to let the juices run. Serve warm and watch the sweet become a hit.
Simple Toss Salad
You can also use some salads on the table to fill up the plates even more. Toss up cabbage leaves, lettuce leaves, olives, and tomatoes with some garlic and basil. Add lemon juice, salt and sugar. Chill before you serve.
And there you have it, a great treat for your vegetarian friends at your backyard barbecue.