Greek Lemon Soy Curls and Potatoes

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Last night I was trying to think of what to make for dinner. When I can’t decide, I try to narrow it down – which ethnicity? which ingredients? comfort food or healthy? saucy or not sauce? Yesterday, I was feeling like Butler Foods soy curls but not saucy. Not a stew or soup. I wanted lemon and then I thought why not go Greek?

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Greek flavors are some of my favorites – lemon, oregano, garlic. It’s a trifecta of flavors. The dish I made is a simple one of soy curls marinaded in lemon juice, garlic and oregano and then fried in a skillet. I added some green olives and some of the brine as well.

I fried a couple of the lemon slices in the pan. There was a time when I thought I hated lemon and wouldn’t touch it. Now I love lemon and if you’ve never eaten a browned, fried slice of lemon, let me tell you, it’s delicious.

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On the side, lemon-roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli.

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Topping it all is a vinaigrette made with lemon juice, oregano and garlic. The same three flavors in each component of the dish.

 

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This was a simple dish but so filled with flavor and definitely a favorite. It’s perfect for a weekday dinner and doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. I think you’ll like it too. Opa!

Greek Lemon Soy Curls and Potatoes

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For the Marinade:

Juice of one large lemon

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbs. dried Greek oregano

½ tsp. kosher salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

Vegetable broth

1 package Butler Soy Curls

 

For the potatoes:

4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. dried oregano

Zest of one lemon

Cooking oil spray

Kosher salt to taste

 

For the dish:

Vegetable oil, for frying

2 Tbs. green olives plus brine

1 lemon, cut into slices

Juice of 2 lemons

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. garlic powder

Kosher salt and pepper to taste

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl. Empty the soy curls into the bowl. Make sure there is enough liquid to cover them. If not, add more broth. Let marinate for 20 minutes minimum. Drain and squeeze out any excess liquid from the soy curls. Pat dry.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the potato wedges with garlic powder, oregano and lemon zest. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil and roast for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes, adding more cooking oil spray if desired, and roast another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden-brown and crisp-tender. Remove from the oven and season with salt to taste.

While the potatoes are roasting, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a few spoons of vegetable oil to the pan and add the soy curls to the pan. Fry until the soy curls are browned and crisp on both sides, about 10-12 minutes total. Add the olives and lemon slices to the pan along with some of the brine from the jar and toss to mix with the soy curls. Cook until the lemon slices are browned. Remove from the heat.

Make the vinaigrette by combining the lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix in the olive oil and taste for seasoning adjustments.

Serve the potatoes and soy curls on each plate along with a few lemon slices. Spoon the lemon vinaigrette over the potatoes and soy curls. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

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Greek Lemon Soy Curls and Potatoes
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
 
Ingredients
  • For the Marinade:
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. dried Greek oregano
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • Vegetable broth
  • 1 package Butler Soy Curls
  • For the potatoes:
  • 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • For the dish:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 Tbs. green olives plus brine
  • 1 lemon, cut into slices
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. To make the soy curls: combine the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl. Empty the soy curls into the bowl. Make sure there is enough liquid to cover them. If not, add more broth. Let marinate for 20 minutes minimum. Drain and squeeze out any excess liquid from the soy curls. Pat dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the potato wedges with garlic powder, oregano and lemon zest. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil and roast for 20 minutes. Flip the potatoes, adding more cooking oil spray if desired, and roast another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden-brown and crisp-tender. Remove from the oven and season with salt to taste.
  3. While the potatoes are roasting, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a few spoons of vegetable oil to the pan and add the soy curls to the pan. Fry until the soy curls are browned and crisp on both sides, about 10-12 minutes total. Add the olives and lemon slices to the pan along with some of the brine from the jar and toss to mix with the soy curls. Cook until the lemon slices are browned. Remove from the heat.
  4. Make the vinaigrette by combining the lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix in the olive oil and taste for seasoning adjustments.
  5. Serve the potatoes and soy curls on each plate along with a few lemon slices. Spoon the lemon vinaigrette over the potatoes and soy curls. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

 

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5 Responses to Greek Lemon Soy Curls and Potatoes

  1. Robert Harris December 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    The Greek Lemon soy curls are amazing! Good job Rhea!

  2. MaryEllen@VNutrition October 16, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    This recipe looks delicious! I love soy curls. I’m going to have to try this soon because I always make mine the same – this will be a great new way to flavor them.

    • Rhea November 17, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

      I’m working on 100 soy curl recipes so you’ll never get bored Mary Ellen xoxo

  3. Avery October 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    I picked up some soy curls today & can’t wait to try them. FYI, in all of the great state of Louisiana, the soy curls can only be found in ONE place. It’s called the The Vegetarian Shop. There is no sign or shingle. It is inside on a church & if you didn’t know it was there, you would not know it is there. The shop is the size of a walk in closet but I still managed to spend $60.00. I got soy curls though. I’ll keep you posted on my review.

    • Rhea November 17, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

      SCORE!!


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