by Chef Kendall Huff
Native Foods Cafe
Oddly enough, October is National Eat Country Ham Month. Country ham is a salty, cured ham that is popular in the South, i.e. the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, etc. It is often a deep pink color, due to the smoking process. Since we praise the intelligent and loving pig here at Native Foods Café, we’d like to offer a cholesterol-free, plant-based option of country ham…. Seitanic Country Ham!
All you have to do is take your favorite seitan recipe (you can find one in the Native Food Restaurant Cookbook, or by clicking HERE), slice it real thin and marinate it in this sweet and savory recipe right here:
2 oz yellow onion, diced in ½ inch pieces
1 clove garlic
¾ cup soy sauce
1/3 cup + 1 TBSP maple syrup
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp black pepper
¾ cup water
1 # thinly-sliced seitan
1. Place onions, garlic, soy sauce and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add black pepper and water and continue to blend for 30 more seconds.
3. Pour over sliced seitan and let marinate for at least 6 hours.
4. Once marinated to desired taste, strain and keep refrigerated.
We used this taste recipe to make a Cuban sandwich…. And it was awesome!