Foodland Ontario – Grilled Gado Gado with Peanut Dressing

Foodland Ontario - Gado Gado - Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Foodland Ontario - Gado Gado - Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Foodland Ontario - Gado Gado - Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Foodland Ontario – Gado Gado – Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – For most of us, grilling on the barbecue means meat. Here is a tasty treat from our friends at Foodland Ontario that adds to your summer fun. Barbecued cauliflower steaks. Try ’em and see what you think!

Grilled Gado Gado with Peanut Dressing

This grilled version of the traditional Indonesian vegetable salad is a great addition to a summer barbecue. To make cauliflower steaks, cut across the centre of a medium head of cauliflower.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Grilling Time: 20 minutes
Serves 6

3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
2 tbsp (25 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce
2 tbsp (25 mL) Ontario Honey
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
2 1/2-inch (1 cm) slices Ontario Cauliflower
1 stalk Ontario Broccoli, trimmed and each floret halved vertically
1 cob Ontario Corn, husked
1 Ontario Sweet Red Pepper seeded and halved
1 Ontario Red Onion, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) slices, root intact
1 Ontario Shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves Ontario Garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup (75 mL) crunchy peanut butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) rice vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Sambal Oelek (or other hot sauce), or more to taste
1 Ontario Tomato, cut into wedges
1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber
Fresh Ontario Coriander

In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil, 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the soy sauce, 2 tsp (10 mL) of the honey, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the cumin and pepper. Brush one side of cauliflower, broccoli, corn, red pepper and onion with the mixture. Place vegetables on greased grill over medium heat brushed side down. Grill until lightly charred and tender-crisp, 10 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with the mixture. Remove vegetables as they are cooked.

In a small saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook until slightly softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in peanut butter, vinegar, remaining honey, remaining soy sauce, remaining cumin, coriander, Sambal Oelek, and 1/3 cup (75 mL) water. Bring to boil, stirring to blend. Remove from heat and cool. Serve at room temperature, adding more water if needed to thin.

To serve, cut vegetables into bite-size pieces, remove kernels from cob. On a large platter, arrange vegetables, tomato, cucumber and peanut dressing. Serve with fresh coriander, if using.

Tip: Grilled zucchini or green beans can also be used in this salad; grill green beans in the grill basket.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (With 1 tbsp/15 mL dressing):
PROTEIN: 8 grams
FAT: 15 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 24 grams
CALORIES: 252
FIBRE: 5 grams
SODIUM: 215 mg