Emboldened by my unexpected success with TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) a couple of days ago, I decided to try it with my universal marinade, and it was quite successful!
Faux Meat Chunks (I don’t know what else to call this!!)
Combine in a two-quart saucepan:
- 2 cups TVP chunks
- 2 cups universal marinade
Bring to a boil and then simmer for twenty minutes. Once the chunks are soft, squish them down (systematically) with a potato masher so they absorb the marinade.
Let them sit for thirty minutes, then transfer to a baking dish and bake the mixture for thirty minutes. The result is a nice “meaty’ tasting chunk!!
I decided to turn the chunks into a kind of faux chicken salad (though they taste more like faux beef than faux chicken). I chopped the chunks and combined them with chopped onion, celery, sweet pickle, cucumber and some vegan mayo and served it all on fresh focaccia bread with broccoli sprouts and oven-baked fries.
I didn’t actually eat any because I just wanted a salad this evening, but James loved the sandwiches so much he ate THREE last night and TWO this evening!