Dear Two Fat Als: Lobster Dilemma

Dear Two Fat Als:

We're planning to have dinner this friday with friends who are currently vacationing in Maine. The good news is that they are bringing live lobsters for dinner which we are planning to grill. The bad news is that one of their daughters is a vegetarian, and won't eat lobster. Here's the question: what preferably grillable vegetarian entree goes well with lobster (besides,of course, cole slaw and corn on the cob)? We look forward to your prompt reply, as we only have 2 days to plan. Thanks, and by the way, I love your blog.

Stumped in CT

Dear Stumped,

Vegetarian grill options can be difficult to come up with, as most grilled vegetable make better side dishes than main plates. Yet we think we have the perfect recipe for you! Cooks Illustrated has a truly UNBELIEVABLE recipe for homemade veggie burgers. It takes a bit of time, but they turn out smoky and light and delicious. Additionally, we believe that veggie burgers will accompany any other side dishes that you decide to conjure, and the fact that you made them from scratch will compensate for the fact that veggie burgers may not stereotypically be as classy as lobster. Don't be scared, this recipe is beyond good. Click here to view it!

Two Fat Als