Friday, 3 October 2008

Vegan MoFo - Bitch! Jerk!

So I have this big bowl of chicken style seitan that I made sitting in my fridge and I have been eyeing the jerk seitan recipe in VwaV for ages.

However, I'm so fucking lazy that I bought a jar of jerk seasoning and cooked my seitan, some mushrooms and red pepper up in that instead. VwaW recommends serving it with coconut rice but as mentioned before we have a problem - I'm lazy. So instead of reading the recipe I made it up as I went along and I'm happy to say, it was freaking superrad!


To make the coconut rice, I took the 150ml (just over 1/2 a cup) of light coconut milk I had left from a disasterous effort of jelly and made it up to 1.5 cups with hot water. I mixed in 1/2 cup of jasmine rice and a tsp of creamed coconut and put it in my steamer for 20 minutes, et voila!

I added a bit of salt once it was on the plate but it really didn't need it and was much better without. I served it with some steamed broccoli and green beans.

It's not very photogenic though is it - looks a bit like dog food! Ah well, it tasted good which is what counts.

Cooking to: Snow Patrol - Songs for Polar Bears

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes the best dishes come from improvising like that!

    If that looks like dog food then I'm gonna stick my tongue out and wag my tail... gimme gimme! :)

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  2. hooray for your rock'n coconut rice - and the jerked seitan = scrumptious! wow, Sal - you've got me hungry again! aaahahahaa! it's like 3:30 now and we're not eating until 7:30! sadface! i love the addition of red peppers & mushrooms. that's gotta be such a tasty combination. yay!

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  3. Surprisingly, I have never had jerk anything...not even jerk chicken as an omni. I should try it one day!

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  4. i still think it looks good! i can't follow recipes either, i get too distracted in the middle.

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