Jammin’ To Jibarito


Seitan, you’re so bad, you’re good.

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a jibarito sandwich, and since I am on a seitan kick, I decided to fry something up. Sandwiched between two golden slices of fried plantain were two layers of lightly salted, sizzling seitan, fresh tomatoes, and garlic + herb lemonaise.

Lettuce is typically thrown in this sandwich, but I was opting out of the greens today.

Can’t even tell you how perfect this was! It definitely satisfied the salt and meat craving I was having. It’s super easy and fast to make!

Alright, here’s the recipe:

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 green plantain
  • Seitan
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • Mayo of choice

You can make this vegan by ditching the cheese and getting vegan mayo. Sietan is vegan. 😉

How To Make It:

  1. Peel plantain. Cut in half, then cut diagonally.
  2. Fry plantain in medium-high heat until golden on both sides.
  3. Remove plantains from oil. Set it on paper towels.
  4. Place plantains between two cutting boards and apply pressure to flatten.
  5. Re-fry plantains for 1 minute on each side.
  6. Set plantains aside.
  7. Fry seitan and add salt + pepper while frying.
  8. Fry seitan for about 2 minutes, or until golden (use the same pan).
  9.  Assemble sandwich: Add the mayo, sietan, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese (optional).
  10. Eat, obviously.

Hope you love it! 🙂

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