Grilled Baby Gem with Caesar Dressing

Grilled Baby Gem with Caesar Dressing

Joe Lovell
Joe Lovell
Jul 5th 2022

It’s time to turn up the heat - it’s BBQ season! Chef Joe is dropping the best BBQ recipes for you to enjoy this summer.⁠

To start with, get ready for this grilled baby gem with caesar dressing - you will not want to go another day without this. We bet you do not expect that effect from baby jem, but trust us, that dressing you see right there - it’s smoky, extra creamy, a bit cheesy, but most importantly DREAMY. We are still thinking about it.⁠

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⁠Chef Joe's Grilled Baby Gem with Caesar Dressing recipe 👇⁠ ⁠

🗒 Ingredients for 2 ⁠

  • 2 Baby gem ⁠
  • Pinch Salt ⁠
  • 50ml Sunflower oil⁠

Caesar dressing:⁠

  • Vegan bacon - small diced pieces ⁠
  • 4 heaped tbsp plant-based mayo ⁠
  • Large pinch of cracked black pepper ⁠
  • ½ clove garlic - finely grated ⁠
  • Small handful of parmesan cheese ( grated vegan parm is the best option)⁠
  • 1 tbsp capers - roughly chopped ⁠

⁠🍳 Method ⁠

⁠ You can use either a BBQ or a very hot oven for this recipe.⁠ ⁠

  1. Preheat your oven to 250C (or even hotter if possible) or heat the BBQ.⁠
  2. Wash and cut the baby gem in half lengthways. Keep the root so it holds together.⁠
  3. Add the salt and oil and rub into the baby gem ⁠
  4. Add onto the grill or in the oven on a tray⁠
  5. While that is grilling, mix all the caesar dressing ingredients⁠
  6. Once the baby gem is slightly grilled, take it off the heat and garnish with the caesar dressing 🥬⁠

Joe Lovell

Joe Lovell

Head Chef & Development at Planty

Joe is fully immersed in UK food culture, inspiring his staff with his crazy energy and sense of humor. With a Michelin star background - having worked hundreds of hours in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchens, including the well-known Petrus restaurant - Joe is now Planty’s Head Chef & Development, helping to create a better way for people to switch to eating more plants

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