Vegan "Chicken" Paprika over Wide Noodles and Kale
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Hungarian
  • For the soy curls
  • 1 package soy curls
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • For the dish
  • 1-lb. gluten-free wide noodles
  • 3 Tbs. vegan butter
  • 2 tsp. dried dill or 2 Tbs. fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbs. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped dill pickles or cornichons
  1. Put the soy curls in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand 10 minutes, drain and squeeze out excess water. Toss with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a deep saute pan and cook the soy curls until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and try not to eat too many.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt and cook the noodles until al dente, about 8 – 10 minutes. Drain and return to the hot pot. Toss with vegan butter, dill and oregano.
  3. In the same pan where you cooked the soy curls, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion and bell peppers until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Return the soy curls to the pan. Add the paprika and allspice and toss to coat the soy curls. Add the broth to the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat and mix in the sour cream.
  4. In another small pan, add a bit of water and the chopped kale and let it steam over low heat until the kale turns bright green.
  5. Layer each plate with a bed of kale. Divide the noodles on top of the kale. Spoon the soy curls with sauce over the noodles. Garnish with the chopped pickles. Serve hot.
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