Summer … of course we should benefit from that! So we cover the garden table, get the barbecue from the stable (read; the attic) and enjoy the rays of the sun while enjoying ourselves. And of course 100% plant-based!
So we conjured it up under the cobwebs, bought coals and lighter cubes and huppa … try it.
And yes… it works 😉
It was all pretty last-minute so I didn’t lock myself in the kitchen for half a day. Just the seitan brochettes (because that’s what it’s about now) supplemented with what you could find in the fridge. In this case; a rice salad with vegetables and turmeric and mashed potatoes. Not exactly what you would expect at a bbq but nevertheless tasty.
I made two different marinades: one spicy and one sweet (two sides of myself 😉)
- For the brochettes
- 175 gram seitan (cut in pieces)
- 6 skewers (soaked in water)
- 1 bell pepper (yellow or red (and / or cherry tomatoes for the variation)
- 2 small red onions
- For the spicy marinade
- 1 tbsp barbecue herbs
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 Red onion (chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic (pressed)
- 0.5 tsp sambal
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Pepper (to taste)
- For the sweet marinade
- 3 dates (cut into small pieces)
- 0.5 onion (chopped)
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 0.5 tbsp lemon juice
- Pepper (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
Mix all the Ingredients for the marinades and put them in a bowl with a sealable lid. Divide the seitan between the 2 marinades. Let stand for a minimum of 2 hours, but the best result you get when soak it in the fridge overnight.
Cut the bell pepper into cubes of the same size as the seitan. Cut both red onions into four pieces.
Put a piece of bell pepper, red onion and seitan on the skewers. Just before you put them on the bbq you can best cover them with a little of the marinade.
And of course ... light the bbq well in advance! Then bake for about 10 minutes and you can start to feast!
And now we hope that a few nice sunny days will follow! And if not; you can also do this in the winter (or if necessary just on the electric grill, right :))
By the way, how often do you bring out the barbecue on average? On an annual basis 🙂 Let me know in the comments at the bottom of this page.