|Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant, Yellow Squash, Carrots, Onion and Red Pepper|
Grilled with brushed olive oil and salt & pepper.
Grilling.... it's not just for meat any more. I'm a meat with every meal kind of guy but I know I need to amend that habit. I love grilled veggies but needed something to replace the meat in the meal. I bought a big chunk of firm tofu and decided to marinade and grill it along with the veggies, and then hide it in a tortilla.
I usually make a marinade out of what ever I can grab and seems to taste good with what ever I'm cooking. This time it was papaya juice, red wine, olive oil, a splash of worcestershire sauce, a splash of soy sauce and a bit of ground cayenne pepper. It was tasty stuff! I let the tofu marinade for a few hours then threw it on the grill.
|Looks pretty good for tofu, don't you think?|
The finished grilled cornucopia of veggies and tofu really looked great! It even looks edible!
|This looks gorgeous!|
I sliced up the veggies and tofu, put it in a tortilla with some fresh spinach and a bit or grated romano cheese and threw it back on the grill.
I have to admit, for a meat eater, this was very good! Grilling the tortilla gave it a nice crunch and the blend of the veggies, tofu and spinach was nice. It could have used a little something else to jazz it up - Maybe a sweet and spicy chutney and some cilantro would have done it. Next time....
And for dessert!!! This rocked it! Pears sautéed in raw winter honey with a bit of cinnamon finished with a spiced rum flambé over coffee ice cream and a crispy waffle topped with caramelized pecans. Scrumptious!!
So, yea... on occasion I could do I vegetarian grilled meal. Especially if it's followed with a dessert like this!
Next weekend I'm going back to my carnivorous ways. I'm thinking turkey burgers. I got the meat grinder attachment for the KitchenAid mixer and I'd like to grind my own turkey. I had an amazing turkey burger at Cafe Ponte a few weeks ago that make me rethink what a turkey burger could taste like. I'll be searching turkey burger recipes all week so if you have a good one send it my way.