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


  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! :)

  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!

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

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


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