For some BBQ is about meat, meat and more meat and the vegetarian option is to go and eat somewhere else. Here at Fat Daniel’s we like to think we’re a bit more inclusive that that.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t love our meat (because we do - we REALLY love our meat) but we know that BBQ is much more versatile than that and there are delicious meat-free dishes, both savoury and sweet, you can BBQ. So, at Fat Daniel’s, of course there’s a vegetarian option.
Along with meat and fish dishes, we’ll be posting meat-free recipes both on our recipes page and our YouTube channel for you to try (we’d also love to hear your recipes so we can try them ourselves).
A word to the wise
If you’re going to cook vegetarian BBQ, especially if you’re going to be cooking meat and meat-free at the same time, there are a few common-sense rules/tips that you really ought to follow:
ALWAYS keep your meat-free dishes separate from your meat. That doesn’t mean you have to keep your meat and meat-free items in separate fridges or cook them on separate grills (although, if you can - great) but make sure you:
Be aware that meat-free dishes cook differently. The most obvious reason being that meat-free dishes tend to contain much less fat than meat dishes so may need basting or turning more frequently so that they don’t burn or stick.
While vegetables have their own flavours and textures which can be great as they are, straight off the grill, they can also be enhanced in exactly the same way as meat and fish using seasonings, rubs, marinades and sauces (all Fat Daniel's spice rubs are suitable for vegetarians and our Dixie Dust and BBQ Rub are both great on fish and vegetables) so don’t be scared to experiment a little.