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Korean BBQ Vegetables

Serves 2


½ onion, thinly sliced

2 carrots, sliced into long ½ cm thick lengths

1-2 courgettes, sliced in half lengthways and widthways

300g mixed fresh meaty mushrooms (shitake, king oyster, oyster, shimeji)


bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes

On the side


finely sliced spring onion

1 gem lettuce (for lettuce wraps)

The Marinade

1 whole pear, grated

2 tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

6 tbsp light soy sauce

2 tbsp mirin

2 tbsp spring onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp sesame oil


Finely chop all ‘The Marinade’ ingredients or place in a blender and blitz. Slice the onions and place in a roasting tray along with the lengthy chunks of carrot. Pour 2-3 tbsp “The Marinade” over the carrot and onion and massage well into the veg.

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Roast the carrots and onions for 30-40 minutes until browned and softened.

For the rest of the vegetables (the mixed mushrooms and courgettes) massage the rest of “the Marinade” well over all the veg and then skewer the vegetables as you wish. Grill the veg on a high heat either by pan frying with a little oil or on a griddle pan, or under the grill in the oven or on a barbecue. Cook until browned well and slightly charred.

Serve with kimchi, sliced spring onion and washed leaves of gem lettuce on the side.