The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table

By Justin Fox Burks, Amy Lawrence

Anyone no longer effectively conversant in the South’s real culinary terrain could fight with the assumption of a Southern vegetarian. simply because isn’t the South one tremendous banquet of meaty indulgence? Don’t greens play a aiding position to fried poultry and bacon on a Southern desk? Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence flip that inspiration on its head through recasting backyard bounty because the headlining act on a plate. In a sector uncommon via excellent turning out to be stipulations and generations of expert farmers, Southern-style vegetarian cooking is not just attainable, it’s a pursuit brimming with vine-ripened probability.

Grab a chair in Burks and Lawrence’s kitchen and realize smooth recipes that evoke the flavors of conventional Southern cooking, with options and parts enjoyed so dearly in the course of the region:     

  • Lemon Zest and Thyme Pimento Cheese
  • Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime French dressing
  • Okra Fritters with Creole Mustard Sauce
  • Vegetarian pink Beans and Rice with Andouille Eggplant
  • Roast Beet Salad with Sea Salt Granola and Honey Tarragon Dressing
  • Grilled Peach Ice Cream

Whether you’re a loyal plant-eater or a steadfast omnivore, The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook may help you shift greens from the outskirts of your plate into major path place. consuming your greens hasn't ever been extra delicious.

"True Southern foodstuff will constantly adapt to its atmosphere. it isn't the obdurate lout that many imagine it truly is, really it’s a nimble cheerleader of its zone. It revels in greens and cherishes seasons. Burks and Lawrence are including fit substance to the definition of our Southern nutrition. The Southern Vegetarian is a brilliant addition to any culinary library." ―Hugh Acheson, writer of a brand new flip within the South

"Come devour with The overweight Vegetarian. Justin and Amy are the single humans i've got ever met who can take the hock out of vegetables and never eliminate the soul from the pot."  ―Kelly English, meals & Wine top New Chef 2009, Chef/Owner of eating place Iris

“What you may have on your arms is a present. it's a clean, enjoyable, a bit of irreverent and pleased new examine Southern vegetarian dishes…a glance that had to be taken.”  ―John Currence, James Beard origin award for top Chef South, Chef/Owner, City Grocery eating place Group

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Makes eight servings. *If smoked sun-dried tomatoes are unavailable on your sector, easily use sun-dried tomatoes and a teaspoon of liquid smoke, or make your individual utilizing our Quick-Smoking process (page 231). ANDOUILLE EGGPLANT * * * ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon beaten purple pepper flakes ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper three tablespoons canola oil, divided four cups jap eggplant, sliced 1-inch thick In a wide bowl or bag mix the salt, thyme, garlic powder, crimson pepper, black pepper and 1 ½ tablespoons of canola oil. Toss the eggplant slices with the aggregate. warmth a wide frying pan over excessive warmth. upload the rest canola oil to the pan. as soon as the oil starts to smoke, upload the eggplant in order that one facet of every eggplant slice makes touch with the pan. operating fast, flip every one slice over as soon as it really is deeply browned, approximately forty five seconds, and prepare dinner the opposite facet within the related manner. this can be performed in batches–just upload a bit canola if the pan appears dry. Set the cooked eggplant apart on a paper towel to empty. Makes four servings. MEMPHIS-STYLE DRY RUB BBQ TOFU Memphis BBQ (including BBQ tofu) is exclusive for a myriad of purposes; leader between them is the dry rub we observe sooner than the stuff makes its strategy to the grill. the idea that turns out unusual, yet give some thought to it as a dry marinade. The dry rub punches up the flavour, and it additionally retains the tofu from sticking to the grill grates. this is often a simple recipe to make for a crowd. simply plan for a block of tofu to feed humans and regulate the recipe hence. this can be terrific and straightforward to consume served as a sandwich, yet you can even thread 4 or 5 slices of tofu onto a number of bamboo skewers and create fun-to-eat “ribs” that everybody will love. 2 blocks extra-firm tofu, tired and dried four tablespoons Memphis BBQ Dry Rub (page 225) Sea salt flakes and cracked black pepper (to flavor) 1 tablespoon canola oil (to oil your grill grates) 1 ½ cups BBQ sauce (either Chipotle BBQ Sauce, on web page 226 or a good-quality bottle of highly spiced sauce) Tofu will be tough to grill since it stubbornly sticks to the grates. A well-oiled grill plus the dry rub can assist retain the tofu intact. reduce each one block of tofu into 8 equivalent items and lay them flat on a sheet pan. Generously sprinkle the dry rub, salt, and pepper over the tofu slices. flip the slices over and repeat. flip your gasoline grill on excessive; permit it to preheat for 10 mins. this is often significant. If the grill isn't really scorching, your tofu will stick. utilizing a folded paper towel and tongs, oil the grill grates previous to putting the tofu at the grill. position the tofu at the grill and depart it by myself for four mins. flip the tofu utilizing your tongs and make allowance it to prepare dinner one other four mins. Line the higher rack of your grill with foil. eliminate the tofu from the direct warmth and onto the higher rack of your grill. decrease the warmth to medium. utilizing a basting brush, brush each side of tofu with BBQ sauce. upload sauce each 10 mins of so till you’re able to serve. The longer you permit it at the grill, the extra of a crunchy crust it's going to have.

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