Vegan Jamaican Curried “Goat” Stew with Upton’s Naturals Seitan

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Time does not heal all wounds. I know that I will be vegan for the rest of my life but that can never change that I wasn’t for the first half of my life. It can’t bring back all the animals who suffered and died for my appetite. While I look back and feel shame, I can only go forward and try to atone by advocating veganism and living a compassionate life. I will try and convince everyone that there is no need to eat animals because any dish can be veganized. Any dish.

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I ate goat once in my life. Someone brought a curried goat stew to work. I loved the flavors of Jamaican food so I was excited to try it. Non mi piace. The meat was tough and chewy; I was told it was gamey. Anytime I got curried stew from then on, it was chicken. Today I make Jamaican food, especially Ital food, without any animals.

Ad oggi, I have blogged my Jamaican Curried Jackfruit with Chickpeas, Jamaican Soy Curls Curry with BroccoLeaf, e Jamaican Jerk Soy Curls with Rice and Peas. I have plenty of more Jamaican recipes that I have to blog about and you can see more on One Green Planet in my article “How to Make Your Own Jamaican (Drink) Food at Home.

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It wasn’t until after I was vegan and visited an animal sanctuary that I met a goat and got to touch him and pet him and apologize to him. The goat was beautiful and I was in awe of him and his buddies at the sanctuary.

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In my article, “10 Animals You Should Love, Not Eat,” I wrote about goats:

“In the Chinese zodiac, goats represent creativity, shyness, introversion and perfectionism. If you’re a Capricorn, maybe you know that “capra” is the root of the word “capricious” which means quirky, whimsical, and fanciful which perfectly describes the cuties that are goats. Goats are highly intelligent, inquisitive and curious. They love to explore everything which is probably why people think they are such trouble-makers. Goats communicate with each other and while they are social, they don’t flock together as much as sheep do. They have great balance and coordination; they can climb trees and jump over 5 feet high! Mother goats are protective and call to their kids to keep them close. Kids love to be close to their mothers and wean after six months.

Sfortunatamente, il kids don’t get to reach six months or spend what little time they do have with their mothers. These kids are killed when they are babies, less than five months old, when their meat is most tender. Goat meat is common in several cuisines and goat milk has become more and more popular.”

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Quando Upton’s Naturals sent me a couple of coupons so I could try their seitan, I was happy. Until I couldn’t get it anywhere near me. Then I was sad. Months later a friend was going way out of town and I gave him my coupons. He brought me back a box of Traditional Seitan and a box of Bacon Seitan that I used to make my Asparagus Tofu Tartines with Light Hollandaise Sauce.

asparagus tartine (5) Upton’s Naturals products are all 100% vegan and made with no GMOs. They are cholesterol free, low in fats and carbs and a great source of protein. Fanno 6 kinds of seitan: Traditional, Ground, Bacon, Chick, Chorizo and Italian. They also make a couple of jackfruit products. 01-Uptons-Naturals-Traditional

I spent some time deciding what to make with what is probably the only box of Upton’s Naturals Seitan I’ll ever have. After a lot of thought, I decided to make a vegan version of Jamaican Curried Goat.

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The seitan is marinated in tamari, Polvere di curry giamaicano (which is different than regular or Indian curry powder), cumino, thyme and other spices. Then it gets cooked until browned. The hard part comes from setting aside while I make the rest of the stew and not eating it. 🙂

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The stew has the usual suspects of onions, peperoni, potatoes and more of the most aromatic, fragrant spices ever! Did I mention I love Jamaican food?

This stew is hearty, warm and comforting. It’s packed with flavor and just enough heat to let you know you’re eating Jamaican food though you can certainly make it as hot as you want. Use scotch bonnet peppers if you can handle it. The sauce that happens from the curry powder is amazing!

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The seitan was tender and flavorful, so much better than the poor goat in that first and last goat stew I had. Everyone loved this stew and I was so glad to have had a chance to try Upton’s Naturals Seitan. Controllare il loro sito web for more information and where you can purchase their products.

This recipe is my apology and love letter to all goats everywhere. Godere!

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Vegan Jamaican Curried “Goat” Stufato

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For the “goat”­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

1 pacchetto Upton’s Naturals Seitan, Traditiona

¼ tazza Tamar

1 Tbs. Polvere di curry giamaicano

4 spicchi d'aglio, mined

1 cucchiaino. pepe nero

1 cucchiaino. cumino macinato

1 cucchiaino. origano secco

1 cucchiaino. timo secco

¼ cucchiaino. pepe di giamaica

Un pizzico di peperoncino

Acqua

Olio vegetale, per friggere

For the stew---------------

2 Tbs. olio vegetale

1 cipolla grande, tagliato a dadini

2 peperoni, chopped

3 patate grandi, tagliare a tocchetti

6 spicchi d'aglio, tritato

1 Cile pepe, semi e tritati

3 Tbs. Polvere di curry giamaicano

2 cucchiaino. timo secco

½ cucchiaino. pepe nero

Sale kosher qb

1-15 oz. può dadini i pomodori

Vegetable broth or water

Prezzemolo fresco, tritato per guarnire

Cut the seitan into bite-sized chunks. In a bowl or storage container, combinare il tamari, curry in polvere, aglio, chiodi di garofano, pepe nero, cumino, origano, timo, allspice and red pepper flakes. Add just enough water so the marinade will cover the seitan. Let the seitan marinate for at least half an hour or up to overnight.

Remove the seitan from the marinade and pat it dry. Heat some oil in a deep saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the seitan to the oil in batches and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Continue until all the seitan is browned.

Add more oil to the pan and let it get hot. Saute the onion and bell peppers for 5 minuti fino a quando iniziano ad ammorbidirsi. Add the potatoes to the pan and let cook for 3-4 minutes until they brown a bit. Mix in the garlic and chile pepper and toss to coat with the veggies. Mix in the curry powder, timo, pepe nero, and salt. Toss to coat all the veggies with the spices.

Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and toss to coat. Return the seitan to the pan and add enough water or broth to cover the potatoes. Portare il liquido ad ebollizione, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the stew, coperto, per circa 15 minuti o finché le patate sono fork-gara. Uncover the pot and let the sauce thicken for about 5 minuti. Il gusto per eventuali rettifiche di stagionatura. Garnish with parsley and serve in bowls over rice.

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Vegan Jamaican Curried "Goat" Stew with Upton's Naturals Seitan
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Tipo di ricetta: Stufato
Cucina: Giamaicano
 
Ingredienti
  • For the “goat”
  • 1 package Upton’s Naturals Seitan, Originale
  • ¼ tazza Tamar
  • 1 Tbs. Polvere di curry giamaicano
  • 4 spicchi d'aglio, mined
  • 1 cucchiaino. pepe nero
  • 1 cucchiaino. cumino macinato
  • 1 cucchiaino. origano secco
  • 1 cucchiaino. timo secco
  • ¼ cucchiaino. pepe di giamaica
  • Un pizzico di peperoncino
  • Acqua
  • Olio vegetale, per friggere
  • For the stew
  • 2 Tbs. olio vegetale
  • 1 cipolla grande, tagliato a dadini
  • 2 peperoni, chopped
  • 3 patate grandi, tagliare a tocchetti
  • 6 spicchi d'aglio, tritato
  • 1 Cile pepe, semi e tritati
  • 3 Tbs. Polvere di curry giamaicano
  • 2 cucchiaino. timo secco
  • ½ cucchiaino. pepe nero
  • Sale kosher qb
  • 1-15 oz. può dadini i pomodori
  • Vegetable broth or water
  • Prezzemolo fresco, tritato per guarnire
Istruzione
  1. Cut the seitan into bite-sized chunks. In a bowl or storage container, combinare il tamari, curry in polvere, aglio, chiodi di garofano, pepe nero, cumino, origano, timo, allspice and red pepper flakes. Add just enough water so the marinade will cover the seitan. Let the seitan marinate for at least half an hour or up to overnight.
  2. Remove the seitan from the marinade and pat it dry. Heat some oil in a deep saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the seitan to the oil in batches and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Continue until all the seitan is browned.
  3. Add more oil to the pan and let it get hot. Saute the onion and bell peppers for 5 minuti fino a quando iniziano ad ammorbidirsi. Add the potatoes to the pan and let cook for 3-4 minutes until they brown a bit. Mix in the garlic and chile pepper and toss to coat with the veggies. Mix in the curry powder, timo, pepe nero, and salt. Toss to coat all the veggies with the spices.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and toss to coat. Return the seitan to the pan and add enough water or broth to cover the potatoes. Portare il liquido ad ebollizione, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the stew, coperto, per circa 15 minuti o finché le patate sono fork-gara. Uncover the pot and let the sauce thicken for about 5 minuti. Il gusto per eventuali rettifiche di stagionatura. Garnish with parsley and serve in bowls over rice.

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  1. Ashley Giugno 1, 2016 a 11:35 su #

    I haven’t made this yet but I’m about to head to the store to get the ingredients. This looks so delicious OMG!!! Grazie per questo distacco

    • Rhea Giugno 1, 2016 a 9:08 pm #

      Spero che vi piacerà! xoxo

  2. dc Aprile 14, 2016 a 10:40 pm #

    Ciao, are the instructions complete? The seitan is put aside after browning then the vegetables are mixed with the curry and spices. What happens then? When is the seitan re-added to the vegetables? How long does the mixture cook for? What are you looking for when the dish is done to indicate that it is cooked?

    • Rhea Aprile 14, 2016 a 10:52 pm #

      Hi dc, YES! There was an entire paragraph missing! Grazie per la cattura che. I fixed it now so it actually finishes the recipe. 🙂

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