Soy Curls are vegan fast food! They are made by Butler Foods (http://www.butlerfoods.com) and can be directly ordered, or located at a health food store near you. Somehow these folks have figured out how to texturize soy beans and make them a “reconstitutible” veggie meat. The picture (left) shows a few dry ones. And why do I start with this recipe? Because they are super fast? Well, no….it’s because I made these recently and had the foresight to take pictures!
BBQ Soy Curls
- 2 c. water
- 1-1 1/2 tsp. Marmite or Vegex paste
- 1/4 c. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
- 6 c. Soy Curls
- Thick BBQ sauce (the amount depends on whether you want them to swim, or be barely coated ~ I used a little more than an 18-oz jar)
- a little water to rinse out BBQ sauce jar
Heat first 3 ingredients in a large frying pan until Marmite is dissolved. Add the Soy Curls and continue heating over medium heat, tossing well and often to rehydrate. When the Soy Curls are mostly rehydrated and there is a little water left in the bottom of the pan, add the BBQ sauce and extra water. Heat through and serve; or put in a large pan with foil to cover and reheat the next day in the oven – for about 30 minutes at 350°.
These are marvelous with mashed or roasted potatoes, or potato salad.
Note: Store any unused Soy Curls in an airtight container in the freezer if you want them to stay fresh and last a long time. I buy them in a 12-lb. box which doesn’t sound like it should be that big…but it is! They don’t weigh much until they are rehydrated.