Category Archives: Grilling

Seitan Chimichurri Kebabs

By Terry Hope Romero

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Serves 4                Time: 30 minutes, not including preheating the grill

Juicy seitan on the grill, yes please.  Slathered in zesty chimmichuri sauce, clearly we have a winner! Whirl this sauce in food processor for a fast fix for any store-bought seitan, or to dress up your own homemade seitan for grilling all summer long.

Grilling tip: if the seitan sticks, use a high-heat grilling spray on the surface of the grill with a high-heat cooking oil spray.

8 ounce package seitan

Olive oil, bamboo or metal skewers

 

Chimichurri

2 cups lightly packed flat leaf parsley leaves

½ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 teaspoons smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon smoked salt

 

1. Preheat grill according to manufacture’s directions. If using bamboo skewers, soak for about 10 minutes in cold water. Tear apart or slice seitan in small bite-sized pieces (about ½ inch thick).

2. In a food processor or blender, pack in all of the chimichurri ingredients and pulse into a creamy paste. Transfer the seitan to a large mixing bowl and pour on the chimichurri.

3. Toss the chimichurri with the sauce, coating each piece. Slide several pieces onto the skewers. Grill the seitan skewers on the preheated grill for about 4-6 minutes, until seitan is hot and edges are lightly charred. Occasionally brush with any remaining sauce from the bowl.

4. Take care not to overcook seitan! It can dry out fairly fast, so remove from the grill just as the edge of some of the smaller pieces begin to char. Serve hot!

Grilled Pineapple

by Miyoko Schinner author of  Artisan Vegan Cheese and the The New Now and Zen Epicure.

 

kissing pineapple

Serves 6-10                                                        Time: 20 minutes

I love pineapples! And this is such an easy and delicious grilled dessert.

1 ripe pineapple, cut into half inch slices

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

 

1. Combine the coconut sugar, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl, and toss the pineapple slices in it to coat thoroughly.

2. Grill on both sides until you see nice grill marks, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Serve as is, or with  Coconut Whipped Crème Topping

Tip! The oil can be omitted if desired — just be sure to lightly brush the grill with oil or non-stick spray, or you may have to pry the pineapple slices off the grill.

Tofu Kabobs with Mango Citrus Sauce

by Miyoko Schinner author of  Artisan Vegan Cheese and the The New Now and Zen Epicure.

BBQ Tofu Serves 4-6                    Time: 25 minutes

This makes a refreshing and flavorful sauce for tofu and vegetables, perfect for a hot, summer day. You’ll need to freeze regular or firm tofu for at least one week. Freezing tofu changes the texture to a meaty sponge that will suck up whatever sauces you marinate it in.

Grill ingredients:

1 pound regular or firm tofu (water-packed), frozen for at least one week or longer
Red bell peppers, onions, zucchini, or whatever grilling vegetables you like

1. Defrost the tofu, and slice into 1/2 inch slabs. Carefully squeeze each slab between the palms of your hands to extract as much water as possible. Make the marinade below and follow instructions for marinating and grilling.

Marinade ingredients:

2 cups mangoes, either frozen and thawed, or fresh
6 ounces apple juice concentrate
1/3 cups fresh lime juice
2 Thai chilis
3 to 4” of lemon grass stalk
A chunk of ginger root

1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and marinate the tofu in it for 24 hours before grilling. You can grill the tofu slices on their own, or cut them into cubes and skewer them with your vegetables of choice.

2. When you’re ready to grill, lightly brush the grill with oil, then place the tofu or skewers on it, grilling 4 to 5 minutes on each side until beautiful grill marks are formed.

Brush a bit more of the marinade on them once they come off of the grill to add another burst of flavor.