Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! Ellen Allard here, a passionate member of the Foodies of New England team, and today I am overjoyed to share with you a recipe that holds a special place in my heart: the BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich. As a lover of plant-based cuisine, I am constantly on the lookout for dishes that not only satisfy my taste buds but also capture the essence of comfort and indulgence. And let me tell you, this sandwich does just that.
Stay tuned for the full recipe, where I’ll guide you through every step of creating this mouthwatering BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich. In the meantime, remember to embrace the smoky goodness and keep exploring the wonderful world of plant-based cuisine.
BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
- 1 bowl
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Large diced red onion
- 1 whole clove
- 3 sprigs rosemary
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup tomato paste
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- 1 cup red wine
- 6 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup reduced veal stock veal demi-glace
- 1 ½ cup water
- 3 anchovy filets
- 2 tablespoons salt
- Hot sauce to taste
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 packet Butler Soy Curls
- ¼ c. Trader Joe’s Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ sauce1
- 1 tablespoon wheat-free tamari
- 2 tablespoons Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming Spice Blend or any gluten free southwestern blend of spices
- 2 tablespoons Penzey’s Chicken Taco Blend or any gluten free taco mix
- gluten free English muffins or hamburger buns
- romaine lettuce leaves
- pickles sliced thin
- red onion sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
- Preheat oven to 350˚.
- Pour boiling water over soy curls. Add ¼ c. BBQ sauce, wheat-free tamari, optional hot sauce, 1 Tbsp Arizona Dreaming Spice Blend and 1 Tbsp Chicken Taco Blend. Mix with spoon. Let marinate at least 30 minutes. Scoop up handfuls of Soy Curls, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Put Soy Curls in a bowl. Add remaining ½ c. BBQ sauce, 1 Tbsp Arizona Dreaming Spice Blend and 1 Tbsp Chicken Taco Blend. Mix well.
- Lay the Soy Curls on a large, flat jelly roll pan. Bake for 45 minutes. At the halfway point, move the Soy Curls around with a flat spatula to keep them from sticking to the pan.
- To assemble your sandwich, add lettuce, BBQ Soy Curls, onion, and pickles to a toasted gluten free English muffin or hamburger bun.
Preparing the perfect BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich is not only about following a recipe; it’s about infusing your culinary creation with love, creativity, and a touch of personal flair. As I’ve explored the realm of plant-based cuisine, I’ve discovered a few cooking tips that have elevated this sandwich to a whole new level of deliciousness. Let me share them with you, my fellow food enthusiasts, as we embark on this flavorful journey together.
Take the time to marinate the soy curls in the BBQ sauce and aromatic spices. This step allows the flavors to meld and infuse into every fiber, creating a mouthwatering symphony of taste. As you mix the marinade, let your senses guide you, embracing the anticipation of the flavors that will soon burst forth.
Once the soy curls have soaked up the marinade, give them a gentle squeeze to remove excess liquid. This step ensures that the curls will achieve a delightful chewy texture as they bake, capturing the essence of meaty satisfaction. Feel the excitement building as you witness the transformation of simple curls into flavor-packed wonders.
As you lay the marinated soy curls on the baking pan, take a moment to appreciate the sizzling symphony that fills the air. Remember to flip the curls halfway through the baking process, allowing them to evenly brown and develop a delectable crispness. The aroma wafting from the oven will make your taste buds dance with anticipation.
Don’t underestimate the power of a perfectly toasted bun or English muffin. The gentle warmth and slight crunch add an extra layer of satisfaction to each bite. As you prepare the bread, let your heart guide you in finding the ideal level of toasting—just enough to enhance the sandwich’s overall experience.
The beauty of the BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich lies in its versatility. Feel free to unleash your creativity and personalize it to suit your taste buds. Experiment with different toppings of BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich like fresh avocado slices, juicy tomatoes, or tangy vegan cheese. Let your imagination run wild as you build a sandwich that reflects your unique culinary style.
Now that you’ve crafted a mouthwatering BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich, it’s time to create an experience that goes beyond the mere act of eating. Let’s delve into the realm of serving suggestions, where we can elevate this culinary delight to new heights of sensory pleasure. As I’ve explored the countless possibilities, I’ve discovered combinations that have truly left me in awe. Let me share them with you, my fellow food enthusiasts, as we embark on a journey of taste, texture, and pure indulgence.
Imagine serving your BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich alongside a vibrant, garden-fresh salad. The crispness of the greens, the burst of flavor from ripe cherry tomatoes, and the tang of a zesty vinaigrette create a harmonious symphony of freshness that perfectly complements the smoky richness of the sandwich. As you take a bite, the contrast between the warm, satisfying soy curls and the cool, refreshing salad invigorates your senses, transporting you to a realm of culinary bliss.
For those seeking a heartier experience, consider pairing your BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich with a side of crispy, golden-brown sweet potato fries. The natural sweetness of the fries, coupled with their satisfying crunch, adds a delightful contrast to the savory BBQ flavors. With each bite, you’ll be greeted by a tantalizing dance of textures and flavors that will leave you longing for more.
If you’re looking to create a casual, yet indulgent meal, consider serving your BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich with a side of creamy coleslaw. The creamy, tangy dressing envelops the crisp cabbage, creating a refreshing and cooling element that perfectly complements the smoky, robust flavors of the soy curls. With each bite, you’ll relish the combination of textures and the harmony of tastes that will transport you to a state of pure culinary satisfaction.
FAQs about BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
- Where can I find soy curls? Soy curls can typically be found in health food stores or online. They are a popular meat substitute made from whole soybeans.
- Can I use regular soy sauce instead of tamari? Yes, you can substitute regular soy sauce for tamari if you don’t have any dietary restrictions. However, tamari is a gluten-free option that works well for those with gluten sensitivities.
- How spicy is the sandwich with the optional hot sauce? The level of spiciness is subjective and can be adjusted to your preference. The optional hot sauce provides a kick of heat, but you can add more or less according to your taste.
- Can I make BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich without the Arizona Dreaming Spice Blend or Chicken Taco Blend? Absolutely! The spice blends add depth of flavor, but you can experiment with your favorite spices or seasonings to customize the taste according to your liking.
- Can I prepare the soy curls in advance? Yes, you can marinate the soy curls in the BBQ sauce and spices ahead of time. This allows the flavors to develop even further. Simply store the marinated soy curls in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them.
- Can I freeze the cooked soy curls? Yes, you can freeze the cooked soy curls. Once they have cooled, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw and reheat them when you’re ready to enjoy them again.
In the realm of culinary adventures, the BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich stands as a testament to the creativity and innovation found in the world of plant-based cuisine. As we conclude this blog post, it’s important to recognize the incredible resources available to food enthusiasts like us, such as Foodies of New England. This magazine and digital archive have become a haven for those seeking culinary inspiration, knowledge, and a sense of community. Whether it’s through their tantalizing recipes, captivating stories, or coverage of the vibrant food scene throughout the region, Foodies of New England truly unites us in our shared passion for exceptional food.