If you can’t stand the heat…head for the grill. This summer has already proven to be a hot one, which has resulted in us utilizing our outdoor cooking area as much as possible. Today I will share with you one of my favorite gluten-free marinades. I have also developed a fun goof-proof way for you to recreate the recipe without using measuring cups or spoons. This marinade is delightful on any vegetable, but especially on mushrooms. We enjoy our grilled portobello mushrooms on a gluten-free bun with melted cheese, caramelized red onions and arugula. Below is our mixed medley of fresh veggies, which I served with steamed rice, sage-buttered corn, green beans with almond slices and this colorful salad freshly picked from our green house.
Vegetable Oil (any variety labeled high heat)
G-F Dark Maple Syrup
Salt & Pepper
Hints: When purchasing your ingredients you want to make absolutely sure your balsamic vinegar reads gluten-free - as many are not gluten-free due to added coloring. In addition, when choosing maple syrup go for the high quality choice, which comes without any hidden coloring or additives. Finally, please note that in general soy sauce is not gluten-free but the tamari soy sauce can be. Check the labels and make certain this like the balsamic label actually reads gluten-free.
Step 1: Have all the ingredients above lined up on your counter, along with a bowl and a whisk.
Step 2: Pour a generous circle of oil in your bowl, as seen above. A 3” circle is enough for 3 skewers of veggies.
Step 3: Pour a smaller circle of tamari inside the larger oil circle as seen above.
Step 4: Pour a smaller circle of balsamic inside the tamari.
Step 5: Pour a smaller circle of maple syrup inside the balsamic.
Step 6: Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Whisk it well then use it immediately – brushing it as shown below works best.
Step 7: Place your marinated veggies in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, which allows them to fully soak in the flavors of the marinade before grilling.
Save the extra marinade to baste your veggies while grilling, this keeps them moist.
Cook on medium-low heat rotating until done.