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Friday, May 15, 2015

Jamaican Jerk Seitan (Vegan)

Jamaican Jerk Seitan
ingredients for marinade:
  • 1 1/2 pounds seitan, cut into strips
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped or 6 scallions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 habanero pepper(more or less to taste), seeded
  • 3 tsp thyme, dried
  • 2 tsp allspice, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper, ground
preparation steps for marinade:
1. place all ingredients, except seitan, in a food processer or blender and process until smooth
2. place marinade in a large bowl with seitan and mix until seitan is well covered
3. let sit, covered, in refrigerator, for at least 2 hours-stirring occasionally
ingredients for jerk seitan:
  • seitan , marinated in jerk marinade (see above)
  • 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
preparation steps for jerk seitan:
1. heat I tbsp oil in a large skillet
2. add chopped onions and sauté until transparent
3. add chopped peppers and minced garlic to onions and sauté until tender
4. remove onion pepper garlic mixture from heat
5. add 1 tbsp oil to hot skillet
6. add marinated seitan strips and brown on each side until crispy on the outside and tender inside
7. remove seitan strips from skillet and mix together with onion, pepper, garlic mixture
8. add left over marinade to hot skillet and heat through
9. pour heated marinade over seitan, onion and peppers and stir together gently until everything is nicely coated with sauce  
10. serve hot with rice and greens - garnish with chopped scallions


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