Quorn BBQ


vegetarian barbeque

Everything seems to be bigger and better in the capital - including blogger events. This time I was invited to a very different barbecue at the London BBQ School, in the heart of Peckam Rye. What was so different about it? All our creations were healthy, high in protein, and 100% vegetarian.

As an avid meat-eater, I was both curious and skeptical about a vegetarian barbecue - in my mind, meat substitutes all looked a lot like the 'mystery meat' I used to get in my school lunches (gross). But Quorn proved me wrong, and within minutes of tasting my first ever vegetarian sausage, I was converted.

Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein, a nutritionally healthy protein source that is meat-free, naturally low in saturated fat, and high in fibre. Quorn products, however, have the taste, appearance and texture of meat, which makes them perfect if you are thinking of creating healthier versions of your favorite everyday meals.

vegetarian skewers

My group was in charge of the meat-free sausage and vegetable sticky skewers, and you won't believe how easy they were to make! Here is the recipe we followed:

Ingredients: 

  • 250g pack Quorn sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 rounded tbs wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into chunky dice
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Skewer sticks - soak wooden sticks in water for a few minutes before grilling or babecuing to prevent burning

Method: 

  • Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and mango chutney together in a bow. Coat the sausages with the glaze, cut into sized pieces
  • Thread the onions, onto the skewers alternating with Quorn sausage, peppers, and tomatoes
  • Place the skewers onto a barbecue and cook turning frequently until vegetables are cooked and sausages are piping hot throughout, brushing with any remaining glaze
  • They are equally good roasted in the oven at 200ºC, Gas Mark 6 for 10 - 12 minutes.
    vegetarian grilled skewers

Other recipes of the day included chilli burgers with chipotle salsa, meat-free southern fried chicken burger and roasted vegetable wrap, and meat-free swedish style meatball kebabs - which one of these should I try next?

vegetarian barbeque

vegetarian burger

6 comments:

  1. Those skewers look delicious! It's great to see that they do BBQ well, as I always expect Quorn to burn really easily. If the weather picks up I may have to give these a go!
    MissPond | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Hopefully we can all have a few more barbecues before summer is officially over :) X

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  2. This looks great! I have been a vegetarian (well pescatarian) for around 2 months now and have been a little worried about going for BBQs! I have tried quorn sausages too and they literally taste the same - I was so surprised! In the future, I'll be sure to bring these with me just in case!

    Laura / www.smileatstyle.com xx

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    1. They are delicious! I have meat in almost all of me meals, but now I am actually craving for those skewers again :P xx

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  3. Looks great. We need to meet up soon for gossip and wine :)

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    1. My favorite kind of catch up ;) Will definitely let you know when I am in Manchester xx

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