Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cubano Vegano Sandwich

Just when you think I'll zig I zag.  Oh so tricky.  I decided to make the real deal and have a proper Cubano Vegano!  Thanks again to Mandee of Cupcake Kitteh for the inspiration.  The cubano vegano sandwich is from Viva Vegan!.

Ready to eat
I made white seitan and while it tasted great I think something went wrong.  It didn't really expand much from the original size. Next time I'll boil it instead of steaming as that sounds like it works for this recipe too.  After the seitan was done and cool down I sliced it into thin pieces.  Then put it in this amazing citrus marinade.  Wow to die for!  And baked it in the oven for a bit.

Ready to grill
This just kicked the seitan up a notch.  What remained of the marinade was put on my sandwich with lots of other goodies.  A few minutes in the panini press and I was good to go.  I don't know that I have the words to properly describe this sandwich.  It is easily my favorite sandwich now!



What have you made from Viva Vegan?  Favorite recipe?  Is it sad that as I look at these pictures I'm drooling just a little and wishing I had another sandwich?  Don't judge!


Happy MoFoing!


13 comments:

  1. I think you and Mandee should definitely be on commission for Viva Vegan - every recipe I see just makes me want to buy the book!

    What goes into the marinade?

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    1. The marinade has orange juice, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, oregano, cumin and a little salt. OOOO this book is really good. More cooking adventures with it coming.

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  2. I really need to try this sandwich after reading your post and Mandee's earlier. I have way too many favourite recipes from Viva Vegan, it's one of my most used cookbooks but there are still heaps I haven't tried from it like this. The Peruvian seitan kebabs are really good if you can get your hands on aji pancha paste.

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    1. Sounds great. I keep finding more and more recipes I want to try.

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  3. I've been dying to make this one!

    The Quick Red Posole with Beans is awesome, and the Feijoada and Orange Rice pair perfectly together. The bread pudding with mango and guava is unreal too.

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    1. Let me know what you think when you make it. Oh so good. All of the recipes sound so good. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  4. Steamed seitan really doesn't expand much; it's like sausage. Can you believe I was lucky enough to be a Viva Vegan recipe tester back in the day?

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    1. Oh thanks for letting me know. I've never steamed before and thought I had done something horribly wrong, Must have been a fun cookbook to recipe test for.

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  5. I LOVE this recipe! That sandwich is so good, I want to eat your picture!

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    1. I think we need to have a day of Viva Vegan cooking. Maybe when you are back from vacation.

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  6. Yummo, I wish I was eating one too, so we're both a little sad.. no wait, we're just hungry! :D

    I have so many fave recipes but I do love the guatita, the green posole and the choc orange cake!

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    1. I'm getting really hungry reading your favorite recipes. I'm going to have to make some of these soon.

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