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Meatless Monday - First Edition

Our resident vegetarian, Solveig, has offered to help us expand our barbecue horizons. She has offered to share some of her vegetarian grilling with us in honour of Meatless Mondays. Solveig is queen of vegetarian grilling around here, and she's bought quite a few of the veggie-grilling cookbooks we have in store. Some of the recipes are from the cookbooks, some are her own creation - either way everything looks delicious. 

Also, in case you were wondering, she'll be cooking most of her meals on her Napoleon P308

So, set aside your meatatarian ways once a week, and join us in celebrating one day of vegetarianism.

Ingredients:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Firm Tofu

Instructions:

Step One: Assemble your ingredients.

Lay out all of your ingredients
Step Two: Slice the tofu into eight pieces, each approximately 1/2" thick.

    Slice the tofu into 1/2" thick slices

    Step Three: Wrap the tofu in the paper towel then in a cloth and weigh it down with something heavy like a cast iron frying pan. This is called pressing, it gets out all the extra water in the tofu, allowing it to suck up more flavour when marinating.  Press tofu for any from 20-30 minutes. 

    Press the tofu to get out any excess moisture

    Step Four: Cut potatoes into french fry size - you can also add in yellow onion as I have done so here, you want the onions to be slightly smaller than the potatoes so that they don't over power the potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper.  I have also found that Cape Herb & Spice Spicy BBQ seasoning is a wonderful addition. 

    Slice potatoes and put them in aluminum foil

    Step Five: Wrap up potatoes and onions in a tightly sealed tin foil package. Toss this onto the barbecue once it has reached 400. 

    Wrap up your potatoes and onions into a nice foil packet

    Step Six: Marinate tofu in barbecue sauce, I love Wildly Delicious's Chipotle & Cherrywood Smoked Barbecue sauce. Leave tofu in barbecue sauce for about 10-20 minutes.

    Marinate the tofu in your favourite barbecue sauce.

    Step Seven: Slice or dice (depending on your preference) and marinate the butternut squash. For the marinade mix olive oil, two garlic cloves, salt, pepper, oregano and a dash of lemon juice.  Toss butternut squash in to a Ziplock bag with the marinade and shake.

    Slice up your butternut squash Toss butternut squash in desired marinade

    Step Eight: Slice tomatoes (I like to grill my tomatoes but you don't have to). 

    Slice up your tomatoes

    **Disclaimer: This is October in Canada people - any grilling done between now and March will probably be done in the dark.

    Step Nine: Check and flip over the potato sack carefully. Place the butternut squash on the grill first, leave it on for about 12 minutes flipping half way through. Carefully place the tofu on the grill when you flip the squash. Flip the tofu after three minutes.

    Get your food on the grill!

    Step Ten: Plate and enjoy!

    The final product - Grilled Tofu with Potatoes and Butternut Squash