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Here’s Rahul’s posting about our 4th of July recipe:


Delicious Vegetarian BBQ Recipe

My Fourth of July vegetarian barbecue meat turned out to be a big hit, even amongst the meat eaters. Frankly, I’m a little surprised. I thought it was very good myself, but I haven’t had meat in a long time, and my roommate (a non-veg) was telling me that if you had eaten meat recently, you’d be able to pick out fake meat really easier. Well, I think he changed his tune a bit with this latest concoction… which, come to think of it, didn’t really require any special recipes on my part– just Bill’s Best (a fake meat made from soy and gluten) and Berkeley’s finest– Everett and Jones BBQ sauce.


Mix 3 parts Bill’s Best “Chik” with 3 parts Bill’s Best “Beaf.” Add 2 parts water. Mix thoroughly, kneading the ball for 15-20 seconds. Form into a meatloaf shaped log. Slice the log into narrow, rectangular filets, about 0.35 to 0.5 inches in width (make sure it is somewhat narrow, because the filets need to be thin to cook to a meat-like consistency). Boil the filets for 10-15 minutes in lightly salted water.

Heat cast iron skillet on med-high to high (depending on your range– ours seems a little weak and needed to be set to high). Set it to a point where the filets can cook and caramelize but not burn. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet. After oil is hot, place filets on skillet, making sure that all pieces have one surface directly on the iron. Cook for a bit, checking every now and then to make sure nothing is burning. When filets are browned on one side and somewhat dry, flip them over and cook similarly on other side (it should take 5-10 minutes to cook one side– if it cooks faster than that, the heat is on too high).

After both sides are cooked, remove filets from skillet and place in mixing bowl. Pour Everett & Jones (or other delicious BBQ sauce) liberally on filets and stir them until surfaces are evenly coated.

Toss filets back into skillet for 20-30 seconds, adding a very small quantity of water to prevent the BBQ sauce from burning. Allow steam to reheat filets. Remove from skillet and place back in mixing bowl. Add sauce from skillet to mixing bowl and also add more BBQ sauce to mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly. Can be placed on toasted hamburger buns or eaten straight from bowl.

Tastes great with beer.

Bill’s Best: http://www.billsbest.net/


Written by orata

July 6, 2005 at 2:37 pm

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