Grilled Vegetables and Quinoa
For this recipe, we used asparagus, yellow bell pepper, portabella mushrooms, and broccoli. We did not skewer the asparagus, but you may choose to because it can be tough to keep them from falling into the grill. Ingredients
1 dry cup quinoa (we used scarlet and white)
An assortment of vegetables, preferably whatever is in season, chopped to about 2-inch pieces. For the marinade:
¼ cup soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 clove minced garlic
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepperDirections
Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade and toss with all the vegetables except the asparagus. Marinate for about an hour, and then make skewers. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them.
Rinse the quinoa and cook according to package directions.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the vegetables for about 4 minutes on each side or until they get nice grill marks. If using asparagus, grill separately until they are just done. This will depend on the thickness of your asparagus.
Season the quinoa with salt and pepper, and plate your dinner. Enjoy with a nice glass of Sancerre, available exclusively at Capital City Package.Roland Tissier at Fils Sancerre
This beautiful wine hails from the Sancerre area of the Loire Valley, where Sancerre wines originated. This region generally produces fruity, balanced wines with a well-represented minerality thanks to the soil in the area, which consists of marl and gravel. The Roland Tissier at Fils bottle is no different; this wine tastes exactly how Sancerre should taste, making it a beautiful example from this region.
Sancerre is made from Sauvignon blanc grapes, but has some noticeable distinctions from other Sauvignon blancs. Sancerre is generally pretty acidic, and has a nice, assertive mineral profile and lovely citrus notes. Roland Tissier at Fils’ Sancerre is very bright, crisp, and tangy.
This is a great deck wine, and goes fabulously with a late summer meal like grilled vegetables and quinoa.http://www.capitalwineandliquor.com/blog/2013/09/03/great-french-wine-summer-recipe