Guys, I think the warm weather is finally here to stay. And I don’t know about you, but that has me wanting to get outside and soak up some sun (without my winter coat, for once). I’m imagining parks, baseball (go, Mariners!) and, of course, grilling.
Now you can fire up the ol’ Weber and throw some tofu dogs or veggie burgers on there. But if you want something different, something that brings a little bit of paradise to your backyard, you’ll want to give these Hawaiian Seitan Kabobs a try. They’re delicious, pretty healthy and they’re on a stick. What could be better?
I recommend using my “Tastes Like Chicken” Seitan recipe for the main ingredient. But from there you can go nuts with just about any fruits and vegetables you want. What I’ve come up with here is a fairly traditional mix of peppers and onions, but I added some pineapple and a sweet glaze to bring in a bit of that island feel—leis are optional.
All you really need to do is put everything onto skewers and stick them on the grill for a few minutes. Boom. Done.
So next time you’re having a cookout forget about the traditional burgers and dogs and give these bad boys a try. You’ll turn that boring old backyard barbecue into a festive luau in no time!
Hawaiian Seitan Skewers
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- 1 tsp. agave
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 cups "Tastes Like Chicken" Seitan cubed
- 4 large peppers 2 green, 2 red, cut into 1-in. squares
- 1 large red onion cut into 1-in. squares
- 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
- 2 cups pineapple cubed
- Mix glaze ingredients in small mixing bowl.
- Place seitan, vegetables, pineapple onto skewers until only about 2 inches are showing at top and bottom.
- Brush glaze onto skewer ingredients, coating completely.
- Cook skewers on grill for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the ingredients begin to brown.