Though we’re now in the dog days of summer, the positive side of this time of year is that grilling is still a favored means of cooking and entertaining guests. While grilling brings to mind juicy burgers, steaks, and sausages, lest we not forget that veggies also make for great grilled offerings. They can be great as side dishes, but some vegetables can also be turned into tasty meatless main dishes.
Take for instance the new trend of vegetable “steaks”: instead of cooking up traditional beef steaks, veggies like cauliflower and cabbage can be cut into planks and grilled to be healthy and heart stars of a meal. They also take on other flavors very well, be it with seasonings or marinades.
For this recipe for grilled cauliflower steaks, I used Stubb’s Sweet Black Pepper Anytime Sauce to marinate the cauliflower and topped them with a grilled corn salad lightly spiced with Stubb’s Pork Rub. The Black Pepper Anytime Sauce is savory and slightly sweet with a hint of umami flavoring from the pepper, brown sugar and soy sauce in it. The tangy rub on the grilled corn topping has notes of spices, chile pepper and lime. Together the tastes combine to make one standout dish so good, that you’ll forget it’s meat-free.
In keeping with this more healthful style of cooking, Stubb’s marinades, rubs, and sauces add a kick of fantastic flavors to grilled meats and veggies without being laden with extra fat and calories. Plus, they’re not loaded with artificial, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Find these products at your local grocery store and more grilling recipe inspiration at www.stubbs.com or on Facebook at stubbsbbqsauce.
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