Friday, 25 May 2012

Because everything tastes better burned around the edges

So the UK is FINALLY seeing some nice weather - hard to believe I had thermal socks on indoors until last week! - and the question on everyone's lips is 'what do you barbecue?' Ok, it isn't on everyone's lips, but it was asked of my partner a few days ago by one of his family members, and I'm guessing there will be a few new vegans out there wondering what their first non-animal sacrificial victim should be. This is far from an exhaustive list, it is based on my own experience of what has worked and inspired by the fact that we had a test run on our own new barbecue this evening. (do not ask me for advice on lighting the bloody thing, it took two of us four attempts, I burned my thumb in the process and my face looks a bit like a Minstrel...) Burgers - Fry's and Redwoods are the best for this. A lot of the vegan burgers that work well in an oven fall apart when being grilled outdoors. Sausages - Frys, Redwoods and Linda McCartney's Aubergine slices (thin and splashed with olive oil. I might try salting the next batch) Skewers made with various combinations of mushrooms, courgettes, peppers, onions and marinated tofu Corn on the cob Any of the above vegetables sliced thinly Falafels Any more suggestions?