Vegan Jerk BBQ Soy Curls
20 minutes and just 4 ingredients to make! Spicy, saucy, tender, to die for delicious. Serve them along with some rice and coleslaw, pile them high on a bun, roll them into a wrap, or top a grain bowl.
- 4 oz dry soy curls (2 cups)
- 1 cup(s) vegan-friendly BBQ sauce
- 1 - 4 tablespoon(s) Jerk seasoning (mild or spicy)
- 1 tablespoon(s) lime juice
- 1 tablespoon(s) light oil (such as canola or vegetable)
- fresh cilantro (optional for garnish)
- Add the soy curls to a medium bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 10 minutes to soften. Once soaked, drain the water and squeeze the soy curls to get out the excess water. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, jerk seasoning, and lime juice. If you are unsure how much jerk seasoning to add, you can start with 1 tablespoon and add to taste. I like my soy curls very spicy and flavourful so I add all 4 tablespoons. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add the drained soy curls and cook for about 5 minutes until they begin to brown. Add 1/4 cup of the jerk BBQ sauce and stir to coat the soy curls. Continue to cook for for another 3 - 5 minutes until some spots are blackened. Stir in another 1/2 cup of jerk BBQ sauce (or to taste) and remove from the heat. Serve hot with the remaining jerk BBQ sauce on the side, and garnish with cilantro if desired.
BBQ Sauce: Lots of store-bought BBQ sauce is already vegan, just check the ingredients to make sure. You can also make your own homemade BBQ sauce using the recipe in my cookbook Fuss-Free Vegan (page 209). Oil-free: for oil-free, omit the oil and instead use a good non-stick pan and a splash of water or broth if needed to fry the soy curls. Also make sure your BBQ sauce is oil free. Soy Curl Substitute: while soy curls can be easy to find in some parts of the world, they can be very difficult to find, or very costly in other places. Soy Chunks, Soya Chunks, TVP Chunks are all basically the same thing, just in different shapes, so try looking out for these intead. You can also substitute soy curls for extra-firm tofu or your favorite store-bought vegan meat alternative. There is no need to soak tofu or vegan meat alternatives so you can skip to step 2.
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 4 servings) | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 3125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg
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