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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Sluttishly Vegetarian: Barbecue Hoisin Quorn

In summer, I want my dinner to be as simple as possible, but I don't want to live off salad/pasta/pasta salad for months. My brain tends to switch off when it gets hot, so it's good to have a few decent recipes on stand-by. This hoisin Quorn dish is easy to prepare, especially if you make the sauce in advance (it'll keep for a few days in the fridge or longer in the freezer). The sauce is a very satisfying mix of sweet, savoury and smoky, combining to give a deep barbecue flavour.

You can fry or grill the Quorn pieces or, if you're handy with a skewer, cook them on a barbecue to make the flavour more intense. Who says vegetarians miss out at BBQs?

Spicy Hoisin Quorn (makes enough for 2)

You will need:
  • 200g Quorn pieces
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper
Make it!
  1. Pay attention, this is complicated. Put all the things listed above in a bowl and mix well. Pop in the fridge for a couple of hours before cooking
  2. That's it.
  3. Ok, fine - lift the Quorn pieces out of the marinade and cook them up however you choose. I usually fry them for a few minutes over a medium heat. Cram them into half a pitta with some salad and enjoy with a cold, crisp glass of white wine.
Flickr image from jules:stonesoup's photostream.


  1. Sounds lovely! Although Quorn isn't actually has egg white in it.

    1. *swiftly edits post title*

      They don't make it easy for vegans, do they?!

    2. Nope! I bet the sauce would be gorgeous with tofu, though...

  2. Mmmmm! As a meat-missing vegetarian, I'm always looking for more ways to use Quorn. This is great, thanks!

  3. Sounds amazing, like Allie I can't wait to try this with tofu as well as Quorn

  4. Thanks for the heads up on Quorn, everyone. You could definitely do this with tofu if you prefer it.


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