Marinated Vegetables on Skewers

marinated vegetables on skewers

Marinated Vegetables on Skewers

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Servings: 4
Calories: 343

Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz pumpkin
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 small courgette
  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1/2 red pepper seeded
  • 1/2 green pepper seeded
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 pint tomato juice
  • 1 green chilli seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon crushed
  • 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 oz butter or margarine
  • 1/2 pint vegetable stock
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley sprigs to garnish

Instructions

  • Peel and cube the pumpkin, place in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Blanch for 2 - 3 minutes, then drain and refresh under cold water.
  • Cut the onion into wedges, slice the courgette and plantain and cut the aubergine and red and green peppers into chunks. Trim the mushrooms. Place the vegetables, including the pumpkin in a large bowl.
  • Mix together the lemon juice, oil, soy sauce, tomato juice, chilli, grated onion, garlic, herbs, cinnamon and black pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss together and then set aside in a cool place to marinate for a few hours.
  • Thread the vegetables on to eight skewers, using a variety of vegetables on each to make a colourful
  • display. Preheat the grill.
  • Grill the vegetables under a low heat, for about 15 minutes, turning frequently, until golden brown, basting with the marinade to keep the vegetables moist.
  • Place the remaining marinade, butter or margarine and stock in a pan and simmer for 10 minutes to cook the onion and reduce the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce into a serving jug and arrange the vegetable skewers on a plate. Garnish with parsley and serve with a rice dish or salad.
  • You can use any vegetable that you prefer. Just first parboil any that may require longer cooking.
Calories: 343 kcal
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 1349 mg
Potassium: 1181 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 19 g
Vitamin A: 4042 IU
Vitamin C: 71 mg
Calcium: 73 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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