Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Jerk Seitan and Pineapple Habanero Relish

What a great dish.. I am not a big fan of seitan, but this was really good. I took my chicken style seitan (based on a recipe from Real Food Daily) and allowed it to chill for several days in Jerk Marinade. I was lazy, so I baked it instead of grilled it. I imagine that grilling would be even more delicious and would definitely make a prettier plate presentation. I only added 1 tbsp of sesame oil to the marinade and no fat to the rest of the meal, but if you don't count fat grams, extra olive oil would make this dish amazing, I think.

The marinade was made from: cilantro, green onions, lots of garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, lime juice, lime zest, orange juice, orange zest, braggs, toasted sesame oil and a tbsp of sucanat.

I served it with Green Chile Brown Rice, half a sweet potato, Pineapple relish and green beans...
The relish consisted of crushed pineapple, cilantro, scallions, red pepper, habanero pepper, lime juice, sucanat and sea salt. Delish..

18 comments:

  1. Sounds really great, but I have one question: What is bragg's? I've never seen that before.

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  2. I am growing accustomed to a little red pepper or jalepeno here and there. I might burst into flame (like jack jack in the movie incredibles) after trying habenero, but would risk it for a bite of that plate of yums.

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  3. Sounds like my Omniman will be very jealous!

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  4. Wow, looks great :) Pineapple and habanero sound like a yummy combo :)

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  5. This looks so much better than my dinner. Marty would just be in heaven with the pineapple habanero salsa.

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  6. goodness! That does sound like a match made in heaven! beautiful! just beautiful.

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  7. This and your tempeh sandwich are georgous! Glad to see you posting again. :)

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  8. Ooooooo! Love this! I'm always looking for something a little different and I love spicy. Thanks! I'm saving this link and will let you know if I end up recreating.

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  9. Ooooooo! Love this! I'm always looking for something a little different and I love spicy. Thanks! I'm saving this link and will let you know if I end up recreating.

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  10. The marinade sounds amazing, and so does the relish!

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  11. That is a beautiful picture, and the pineapple habanero relish is inspired. Hmmm... I have a habanero sitting in the fridge...

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  12. You've got some tempting recipes here! I'm glad I found you.

    The sweet pineapple and fiery habanero make a perfect pair. I will definitely try it!

    Susan from Food "Blogga"

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  13. I love Jamaican flavors like Jerk and pinapple. That looks and sounds delectable.

    Glad to see you posting more frequently.

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  14. Wow! That looks and sounds like a dish from an upscale restaurant or something. The pineapple relish sounds particularly good... I have not ever experimented with jerk seasoning, but the flavors are tasty and I'm really going to give it a go. How much habanero did you use? I've never cooked with that kind of pepper before, but from what I understand a little bit goes a long way.

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  15. This looks so yummy!

    The Boston area PPKers are planning a potluck for March, and I am planning a potential dessert buffet in April. You are more than welcome to come.

    I will let you know when more details are out and about, or if you are on the PPK message boards just look up the threads!

    Oh, and the theme for next month is orange food, so like sweet potatoes, squash, oranges, pumpkin...anything orange!

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  16. That meal looks and sounds amazing, like something this Texas girl would go crazy for!

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  17. this meal looks amazing! melody, as you know, i loves me some habanero!!

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